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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 • 14 Ratings

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

    On Grace Part II

    On Grace Part II

    Earlier this month, we talked about the impact that the binding of Isaac had on Isaac. This week we'll be asking what impact the event had on Abraham. Did he regret it? Did he feel at peace with it? And what does Abraham's possible regret teach us about our own failures?

    • 16 min
    The Messy Legacies of our Chosen Ancestors

    The Messy Legacies of our Chosen Ancestors

    This week we have a dual sermon from Lindsay Donnelly-Bullington and Rev. Sam Teitel. Lindsay and Rev. Sam will be talking about acknowledging difficult truths in our personal and religious histories and finding ways to face those truths with honest and compassion.

    • 17 min
    On Grace

    On Grace

    What do Unitarian Universalists have to say about the concept of Grace? And, is there really yet another gruesome Hebrew Bible story that Rev. Sam hasn't preached about yet? (Yes, apparently there is).

    • 21 min
    Happiness in the Time of Covid

    Happiness in the Time of Covid

    What are the possibilities of a happy new year during the unpredictable evolution of a pandemic?

    Christmas Eve Service

    Christmas Eve Service

    Welcome to our Christmas Eve Service at Church of the River.

    • 16 min
    Waiting for Joy

    Waiting for Joy

    Benjamin Rieux, the doctor and narrator of The Plague, the 1947 novel by Albert Camus, reflects at the end about the contingency and fragility of human existence by observing that "joy is always imperiled." What does Advent teach us about waiting for that imperiled joy?.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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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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