June 28, 2020 sermon. How do we get through traumatic issues that scar us? Trying to make sense of them can create new levels of scars. Confronting them can also lead us to discoveries of self struggle and survival. Julia Lohrman Audlehelm, a UUS member since 1977, shares her story of childhood sexual assault and growing beyond the scars.
Dec. 6, 2020. The holiday season can often be busy and stressful, and the pandemic creates even more challenges. Rev. Diana Smith creates a space of quiet, calm and centeredness to help us move through the season in peace.
July 5, 2020 sermon. UUS member Hilary Higgens shares a perspective created from her observation of cows on her family’s farm in northwest Iowa in the 1960s. A retired nurse and educator, Hilary invites us to use levity and trust to explore our paths and see where we wish to continue and where we wish to choose a new path.
Aug. 30, 2020 sermon. How do you talk with others about your needs, hopes, and boundaries during a pandemic? How can we have conversations about consent that feel good? Rev. Diana Smith reflects on how we can support each other in this pandemic school and church year.