36 episodes

The Church of the River offers a weekly podcast of the message delivered during the service.

Church of the River Sermons First Unitarian Church of Memphis

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8, 13 Ratings

The Church of the River offers a weekly podcast of the message delivered during the service.

    Frames of Reference

    Frames of Reference

    "Can’t we all just get along?" This was the plea of the late Rodney King as Los Angeles caught fire during an uprising in 1992 after the police officers who beat him there were acquitted. In answer to his question, still so relevant today: We can’t and won’t get along until we explore beyond our own experiences and our own narratives.

    • 14 min
    Cracks in the Temple Wall

    Cracks in the Temple Wall

    How do we endure as spiritual people during this time of upheaval and difficulty? What is our role as Unitarian Universalists in the push for social change? And what do you do when there are cracks in the wall of the Temple?

    • 23 min
    Youth Sunday

    Youth Sunday

    Each year, the high school youth take responsibility for all aspects of a Sunday worship service. Planning and preparation for Youth Sunday is done with the help of adult advisors and is an important part of the Religious Education Program.

    • 14 min
    To Resist Despair

    To Resist Despair

    What does it mean to resist despair? How can we work together to create hope in these difficult times? And why did Rev. Sam spend so much time at the mall as a teenager?

    • 21 min
    Walking with Grief

    Walking with Grief

    How do we accompany each other in our grief? Is it even possible to "get it right" when everything seems to be all wrong?

    • 21 min
    Mother's Day Reflection

    Mother's Day Reflection

    The sermon theme for May is Acceptance. During this difficult time, what does it mean to accept the reality that we are living with while still challenging global injustice?

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Listener with eclectic taste ,

Enjoying Rev. Teitel from afar

Really enjoying the sermons by Rev. Sam Teitel at Church of the River. I also like the new podcast format, where he introduces the podcast, and the singing is at the end.

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