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.

What is a Preacher?

A minister plays many roles, but in the UU tradition, he or she is primarily a preacher. What right, what authority, what presumptuousness sanctions me — or any person — to be a preacher?

 



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