Speaker: Dr. Mark Yount

Building the Foundation of Love

Dr. Mark Yount presents
“Building the Foundation of Love”
Elizabeth DeCoux, Worship Leader
Dr. Gary Smart, Accompanist
First Coast Flute Choir, Guest Musicians

The “Values and Covenant” statement of the article 2 revision to be moved at General Assembly begins, “Love is the enduring force … read more.

The World Tells Everyone to Shut Up

Dr. Mark Yount presents
“The World Tells Everyone to Shut Up”
Sydney Crisp, Worship Leader
Dr. Gary Smart, Accompanist
Mike Ludwig (Guitar and Vocals), Special Music

That title is a therapy insight into a conflict at the root of human character. We each … read more.

The Conscience of Democracy

Dr. Mark Yount presents
“The Conscience of Democracy”
Kris Kines, Worship Leader
Sydney Crisp, Accompanist, and Special Music Performance

Our 5th UU Principle challenges us to balance two values in tension with each other. The right of conscience is to claim moral truth … read more.

The ‘Uh Oh’ Antidote

Dr. Mark Yount
“The ‘Uh Oh’ Antidote” 

Worship Leader: Meghan Kaminsky
Accompanist: Marilyn Smart
Special Music by Michael Bernos

As our leaders invite rancor and our culture becomes ever more toxic, recall the adage, “Resentment is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to get … read more.

Life, Truth, and Spirit Beyond the Culture Wars

Perhaps our most intractable divisions reduce to this one: conservatives trust in the past; progressives trust in the future. What will it take for us, together, to secure from our past the best foundations to build a better future? Let’s turn from the reflexive oppositions … read more.

Fountain of Sorrow

Dr. Mark Yount
“Fountain of Sorrow”

About the sermon:
My life doesn’t seem to follow Buddhism’s first noble truth, that life is suffering. Yet even amidst my more abundant joys, even when I’m not suffering, there’s a sorrow that springs up in my life “like a … read more.

War of the Worldviews: The Next Generation

Dr. Mark Yount
“War of the Worldviews: The Next Generation”

Worship Leader: Caitlin Regan
Accompanist: Marilyn Smart

About Our Service:
The next generation was buckling under insistent anxiety. Their physical world might survive a few more generations, but their cultural world was being torn asunder by the boomer wars. Old … read more.

Gathering Myself in Music

Dr. Mark Yount presents
“Gathering Myself in Music”

Worship Leader: Carole Hawkins
Accompanist: Eileen Morrison
Special Music by Guest Vocalist Olivia Chernyshev, accompanied by Michael Bernos

About our Service:

A title for multiple layers of meaning: I surround myself and bask in music.  When I’m losing … read more.