The Harmony UU Podcast delivers a weekly sermon from our lay-led Unitarian Universalist services. Each episode features a unique perspective on balancing faith and reason, with a wide range of topics. Whether you're a Harmony UU member who wants to catch up on a service you missed, or just a curious seeker looking for inspiration, we hope you enjoy this podcast. Visit our website at harmonyuu.org for more information about our community, located in the northeast suburbs of Cincinnati.
Ep 85: Oppressive Weight
In this sermon, Harmony member Julie Gebhart explores the history of the “ideal female form” and how this ideal has been used to maintain power over women throughout recent history. Diet culture will be examined from a historical and personal lens, while listeners are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences with diet culture.
Ep 84: What is Celebrated at Easter?
Three years ago, Karen Gottschall talked about the many traditions of spring that parallel Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This time, Sally talks about what Unitarians and non-Christians see in the story of the Resurrection or, if you will, in its message of Resilience as we seek to live meaningful lives.
This sermon is also available on Harmony’s YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/W248qBW6L3Y
Ep 83: Being Spiritual But Not Religious?
Fighting the oppression of organized religion, or just too lazy to get up early on Sundays? On Sunday, March 21st Harmony member Dale Bodmer helps you think through questions of spirituality and religion.
This sermon is also available on Harmony’s YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/TAQEmdlSWaM
Ep 82: Camping, Cookies, and Creed
Did you know that Sunday, March 7, 2021 is Girl Scout Sunday? In this sermon, Briella Chambers (she/her/hers) along with her parent Kim Chambers, share how the Girl Scout Promise and Law reflects UU Principles. This is the final requirement for the UUA’s Religion In Life Program for Younger Girl Scouts, an award Briella has been working on this fall and winter.
This sermon is also available on Harmony’s YouTube channel.
Ep 81: Reckoning With Loss and Infertility
Alexx Cook shares her personal experience with secondary infertility and miscarriage, and how it changed her perspective on connection, grief, and mental health.
This sermon is also available on Harmony’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/6IL7DIvTMyg
Ep 80: The Social Dilemma
Do you sometimes feel as though your social media platforms have completely overtaken your life, or the lives of your family? That is no accident. In this revealing sermon, Harmony members Emily and Jon King discuss the social media landscape and the deliberate design choices behind them that drive addiction, extremism, and polarization in our society. This sermon is structured around the recent Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma. It’s not necessary to see the film before listening, but recommended: The Social Dilemma | Netflix Official Site
This sermon is also available on Harmony’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/9BY5cqbRL-I
Extraordinary Sermons by Ordinary Folks
When I can't make it to a service at Harmony, I'm glad this podcast allows me to catch the sermon. Each one is written and delivered by a member or guest speaker, and uniquely conveys the principles of Unitarian Universalism in the most inspiring ways.