Rev. Barry Whittemore

God and Prayer

Prayer: How do we do it, why do we do it, to whom do we do it, and to what purpose? The answers are not what many assume.

One City, Two Processions

Rev. Whittemore, a retired Unitarian Universalist minister, will talk about power vs. love in his sermon built around Palm Sunday.

Sola Gratia or Works Alone? Who’s in charge here anyway?

What do we mean by Grace? What are the long term implications of its rejection? These topics will be explored in the context of Unitarian, Universalist, and UU history. Special attention will be paid to the theological conversations that did not take place at the time of the 1961 merger of the two churches.

Joy: The Third Sunday of Advent

2018 DEC16 Rev. Barry Whittemore “Joy: The Third Sunday of Advent“ Listen to Audio | Audio with reading & choir The four Sundays in the Advent season are themed peace, hope, joy, and love.  We will delve into the joy of the season despite the troubled times in which we live. The strength of Dr. Whittemore’s … Continued

Coming Home to Universalism?

Dr. Whittemore tells us that Unitarians and Universalists held different beliefs about ultimate destiny and who made the decisions; a theological conversation that was never held at the merger. Have we, and has our culture chosen the better path or not?

Liberalism’s Failure

Dr. Whittemore will raise the issues of whether labels and categories really matter. What do they really mean? Are they useful or do they mask more important and deeper issues? Service Leader: Ed Wolpert.

Remembering Robert Low

A celebration of life service for Robert Low, conducted by Dr. Barry Whittemore. Robert was an active and valued member of MLUUC since 2014 who passed away on December 29. The memorial service will be followed by a repast. Members and friends are asked to bring vegetables, salad, or dessert to share.

For Faith is a Gift from God: Religious Toleration

Come celebrate the 450th anniversary of the Edict of Torda, essentially the first act of religious toleration in the western world.  It was a decree issued in the Kingdom of Transylvania in 1568 authorizing local communities to freely elect preachers, allow the public discussion of dogma, and prohibit the persecution of individuals on religious grounds.