September 9th
Title – “When Ideology Trumps Compassion”
Description – New York Times columnist David Brooks recently juxtaposed two prominent ways that humans have understood life and history.  One way, based on Greek mythology, sees history as a cosmic battle between good and evil.  “Conflict” is the watchword.  A second way, based on Judeo-Christian thinking, emphasizes a humanistic focus on life as we live it daily.  “Compassion” is the key notion.  Much of today’s divisiveness can be understood as a debate between these two orientations. Our future depends on which of these two orientations prevails. 
Speaker – Dr. Don Musser
Membership Ceremony – Judy Raymond
Worship Leader – Kay Gonzales

September 12th – Worship Committee Meeting

September 16th
Title – “Singing for Change”
Description – Mosaic welcomes popular Florida folk-singing duo Bill and Eli Perras, to present “Singing For Change.” In this musical homily, Bill and Eli explore how music can affect our minds and senses in a deeper way than other forms of communication. They continue a long tradition of using folk music as a powerful tool in the pursuit of social justice, with the intention of changing the world one listener at a time. Join us for refreshments and fellowship before and after the service. Everyone welcome! Learn more at www.mosaicuuc.org.
Speaker – Bill and Eli Perras
Worship Leader – Tracy Lunquist

September 23rd
Title – “In God We Trust?”
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Our speaker this morning, Dr. Robert Tucker, a Mosaican favorite, surveys the use of the phrase “In God We Trust” on U.S. money, its history and problems, and how all of that relates to “e pluribus unum” which many folks falsely believe to be our national motto. “E pluribus unum,” a Latin expression meaning “from many, one,” has been used officially throughout American history, and the phrase continues to appear on federal government and some state iconography. The phrase has long been considered to be the motto for the United States, although it was never codified into law. In 1956, in response to the Red Scare panic, “In God We Trust” was adopted by the U.S. Congress as the official national motto, in gross violation of the U.S. Constitution. “In God We Trust,” appearing on all American money now, first appeared on federal coinage during the Civil War.
Speaker – Dr. Robert Tucker
Worship Leader – Judy Raymond

September 30th
Title “Confronting the Opioid Crisis”
Description In a world fraught with adversity and conflict, one conflict that is very close to home to many Americans is the opioid crisis. Opioids are any of a group of substances that resemble morphine in their physiological or pharmacological effects, especially in their pain-relieving properties. There is widespread belief that opioids are over-prescribed for pain, and significant numbers of people have become addicted. This presentation relates the challenges of dealing with the crisis in a humanitarian manner within the context an unrelenting and unsympathetic criminal justice and law enforcement environment.
Speaker Dr. Vinay Srivastava
Worship Leader – Cary Ragsdale

October 7th
Title – “Helping the Addicted”
Description – The opioid crisis rages throughout the land, across all economic and ethnic boundaries, causing incredible damage and ruined lives. Those who are not inclined towards addictive behavior themselves struggle to understand what could drive a person towards such self-destructive actions. For those who allow compassion and empathy to guide their lives, the struggle is to identify meaningful ways to help the addicted, whether loved ones or strangers, to break free of the crippling bonds of opioid addiction. Reverend Spivey, a long-time Mosaican favorite, will offer some of the insights that he has developed over years of professional counseling practice to provide us with greater understanding of this national scourge and what we might be able to do to help.
Speaker – Reverend Mark Spivey
Worship Leader – Cary Ragsdale

October 14th
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Speaker – George Griffin
Worship Leader – Paula Carlson

October 21st
Title – “Water Communion Service”
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Worship Leader – Judy Raymond

October 28
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Speaker – Greg Sapp
Worship Leader – Jane Bradford

November 4th
Title – “Day of the Dead”
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Speaker – Tracy Lunquist
Worship Leader – Tracy Lunquist

November 11th
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Speaker – Dr. Robert Tucker
Worship Leader – Jan Holloway

November 14th – Worship Committee Meeting

November 18th
Title – “Stone Soup Sunday”
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Worship Leader – Judy Raymond

November 25th
Title – “Moral Certainty”
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Speaker – Cary Ragsdale
Worship Leader – Cary Ragsdale

December 2nd
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Speaker(s) – Andy Eisen / Pamela Cappas-Toro
Worship Leader – Tracy?

December 9th
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Speaker – Bill and Eli Perras
Worship Leader – Kay Gonzales

December 16th
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Speaker – Dr. Robert Tucker
Worship Leader – Paula Crawford

December 23rd
Title – “Songs and Stories”
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Worship Leader – Kay & Tracy

December 30th
Title – Burning Bowl
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Worship Leader – Kay