This is the second of two talks given by Rev. Geoff Usher on our flaming chalice, bringing the story up to modern times. You can read the complete sermon here here
This is the first of two talks given by the Rev. Geoff Usher about our symbol, the flaming chalice.
The Unitarian symbol is usually referred to as the “Flaming Chalice”. Some people prefer the name “The Chalice and Flame”.
It comes in many sizes and shapes. In Britain, what is often called the “chunky chalice” was adopted by the person who was in charge of General Assembly publications in the 1960s. It is the one with which I was most familiar, and it was the one which I used on my own stationery and for the Sydney Unitarian Church and the Australian and New Zealand Unitarian Association.
The complete sermon can be found here.
This article is adapted from the sermons which the Rev. Geoff Usher gave at the Spirit of Life Unitarian Fellowship, Kirribilli, on Sundays 29 February and 13 March 2016. They were based on an article by Waldemar Argow, who was a long-serving, distinguished and influential 20 th century American Unitarian Universalist Minister. Dr Argow’s article was itself based on a sermon which he preached in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1983.
The complete article can be viewed here.
Sermon by the Reverend Geoff Usher, given at the Spirit of Life Unitarian Fellowship, Sunday 21 June 2015.
My brother David conducted the annual service for the Ministerial Old Students Association’s Meeting at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, on Wednesday 2 July 2003. His sermon was on “Spiritual Economy”. It was an excellent sermon, and I want to share it with you today.
A couple of years previously, David represented the Ministerial Fellowship at a conference at Whalley Abbey, just down the road from Padiham where he was then Minister. The conference was put on by an organisation called MODEM, an acronym standing for Management and Organisational Development in Ministry. The purpose of MODEM is to bring the skills of management into closer harmony with the mission of ministry, and vice versa, to bring the spirit of ministry into the workplace. David is interested in such things, so he went along very willingly.
The full text of the sermon is available here.
by Ginna Hastings.
Given the upheaval in the world today, often based upon alleged religious conflict, I suggested this book to my book club. I had to apologize to them somewhat because it turned out to be the history of the European and Asian worlds with regard to the topic – very extensively covered. As a history major myself I did not find this cumbersome, but others without my pre-vocational interests in history found it hard yakka to get through.
The complete talk can be found here.