Seattle Unity Sunday Videos 01-15-2017—”Stars in the Darkness”

Sunday Service Videos January 15th, 2017—”Stars in the Darkness”—Here are the links and players to the music videos and sermon from 01-15-2017, with Rev. Karen Lindvig’s sermon titled “Stars in the Darkness.”

Honoring the Service of Operations Director Jim Carroll

Watch on YouTube


Monique Lowe Sings “Ise Oluwa”

Watch on YouTube


Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon “Stars in the Darkness”

Watch on YouTube


SERMON SUMMARY—Rev. Karen Lindvig offers her sermon “Stars in the Darkness.” She relates the need, in the context of the rise of hateful events in America and across the Earth, to maintain hope, to see a vision of the in each person, to affirm the Divine Presence in each person; and to tell the truth.

Key quotations related to this sermon:

“Only in the Darkness Can You See the Stars.”

“If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.”

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Key ideas related to this sermon:

1. We are committed to seeing the Good in all situations. The first Unity principle states: “There is only one presence and one power in my life and in the universe, God the Good, Omnipotence.” There is Good in everyone and in every situation.

2. We behold the Divine presence in every person. This is the second Unity principle. We will listen with open hearts to those with whom we may disagree. We affirm diversity as a gift, blessing and opportunity for our nation.

3. We lift up the truth. We will strive to replace fear with facts when it comes to public discussions about immigrants, refugees, Muslims and racial diversity.