Speaker: Rev. Dr. Neal Jones

Neal joined Main Line Unitarian Church as Senior Minister on August 1, 2015.

A native of North Carolina, Neal earned his B.A. in political science from Wake Forest University, his M.Div. from Southeastern Theological Seminary, and his Psy.D. at Baylor University. He has served as the minister of a United Church of Christ and a Moravian church in North Carolina and of two UU congregations – the UU Fellowship of Waco, Texas, and the UU Congregation of Columbia, South Carolina. He was also the clinical psychologist of the Pastoral Counseling Center in Columbia.

Neal preaches and lives a practical spirituality that seeks personal wholeness, relational respect, social justice, and ecological responsibility.

Getting over the Rocks

The 3rd in a sermon series about change. When trying to change, it’s easy to focus on external obstacles, but we will be focusing on internal stumbling blocks.

 

 

Letting Life Be Your Teacher

The 1st in a sermon series about change. If we dare to show up for our lives, fully and whole-heartedly, change is inevitable because our experiences of life are ever-changing.

 

Music: Schrödinger’s Cats

 

Getting Beyond Ego

We live in an egotistical society in which we are rewarded for being competitive, confident, controlling, and in charge. Yet our spiritual growth demands that we recognize that we are more than ego. I’d like to give some practical advice of how to get beyond … read more.

Playing the Cards You’re Dealt

In the game of life, we all get dealt cards. Some get better cards than us, some worse. No matter, we are responsible for the cards we hold in our hand.
Music: MLUC Choir

 

Healing Childhood Wounds

No one escapes childhood without being wounded in some way, and these wounds can last a lifetime. This sermon will propose how to heal these lingering injuries.

 

Music: Leslie Wright-Riley, guitar and vocals; Jansen Wendell, fiddle; Elisa Lang, autoharp

 

Too Busy to Care

Our time-saving technology has created a perverse paradox: we are busier than ever! Perhaps it’s time to start practicing Sabbath.

 

Music: Dr. Vincent Craig

 

Our Best Laid Plans

We will return to the Magi in the Biblical story of Jesus’ birth, but hopefully we will not follow their example.

Music: Dr Vincent Craig

 

Christmas Eve Services

Two Services on Christmas Eve

4pm – a no-rehearsal Nativity Service. All are invited to help create the Nativity story and sing carols together!  Candlelit tableau at the end of the service.

6pm – a traditional Christmas service with readings, carols, candles, and the Advent Wreath.  Candlelit … read more.