The Tao Te Ching teaches that most people think of water as weak and a rock as strong but overtime water can wear away the strongest stone. This Sunday we will reflect on the gentleness that may be our greatest strength.
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Sermon Transcripts from Guest Speakers
|July 19, 2015||Kim Mason||If It Happens to You, Then It Happens to Me|
|Aug 2, 2015||Jerry Bone||Another Country: A veteran’s Odyssey|
|July 16, 2017||Dr. Ted Jones||When One Door Closes… And it’s the Only Door|
|July 30, 2017||Rev. Jake Morrill||The Playground Atheist: A Love Letter to TVUUC|
|June 24, 2018||Neil & Kathy Greenberg||The Stories of Our Lives|
|April 28, 2019||Jeff Kovac||Paul Robeson: Triumph and Tragedy|
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