Sermons

Please enjoy reading through our Worship Services from prior weeks.

(note that all sermons are copyrighted, and we strive to ensure that all readings, photos, and quotes appropriately reference intellectual ownership)

  • March 10, 2019: “Bless This Home”

    March 10, 2019: “Bless This Home”

    —There are too many lonely people. What we are doing, right here, right now, matters. We are fighting cultural trends, pushing back at hyper-individualism, protecting ourselves and our kids from debilitating loneliness and social isolation. The more people connect to our life-giving message, the more people are weaved into our life-saving community.
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  • March 3, 2019: “Pilgrims Progress”

    March 3, 2019: “Pilgrims Progress”

    —Pilgrimages developed as a way of pulling people out of normal life, forcing them to put down their worldly ways and set aside time and space for reflection, of un-becomimg what you are not. Is it time for you to set off on a journey of un-becoming?
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  • February 24, 2019: “White Like Me”

    February 24, 2019: “White Like Me”

    —Empathy must be cultivated. The truth is that there is no other, no us and them, no black and white, no gay and straight, no easy lines to draw. The separation is the sin. The estrangement, from loved ones, from human connection, from the divine as it manifests in all people, is a spiritual disease.
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  • February 10, 2019: “Trust / Worthy”

    February 10, 2019: “Trust / Worthy”

    —In recent years, a major shift has taken place. With more displacement and movement ... now, we live disconnected, separate from our extended families and sometimes even from our nuclear families ... Trust isn’t dying. It’s just changing .. the act of trust makes us stronger and more whole.
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  • January 27, 2019: “Resilience: The Poetry of Mary Oliver”

    January 27, 2019: “Resilience: The Poetry of Mary Oliver”

    —Poet Mary Oliver was a bard for UU's. Her clear, poignant observations of nature became her signature. Oliver viewed her writing as a social act. For Oliver, the dailyness of holding to her routines and commitments held the key to her productivity. She believed, perhaps paradoxically, that discipline and creatively were deeply coupled.
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  • December 9, 2018: “Need To Know” by Anastasia Higginbotham

    December 9, 2018: “Need To Know” by Anastasia Higginbotham

    —"Need To Know" How can we have honest talks with our children and our loved ones about really tough topics like death, divorce, and racism? Author Anastasia Higginbotham just finished a national book tour for her latest, the first children's book about whiteness, which NPR named as one of 2018's best books.
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  • December 2, 2018: “Alive to Mystery”

    December 2, 2018: “Alive to Mystery”

    —Mystery, mystery, life is a riddle and a mystery. December’s worship theme is Mystery, and oh, what a theme it is. So appropriate for a month when we celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah, mark the passing of the winter solstice, and anticipate the complexities of Christmas.
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  • September 23, 2018: “We Have The Power”

    September 23, 2018: “We Have The Power”

    —When we live out our values, in smiles and stories, in activism and voting, in interactions large and small, we help the world to evolve, to become fairer, more just, more whole. Even if we can’t exactly see that vision in the darkness, we can feel it. We can walk toward it in faith.
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  • September 16, 2018  “Where Your Destiny Awaits”

    September 16, 2018 “Where Your Destiny Awaits”

    —What is your personal vision statement, your one-sentence legacy? When it’s all said and done, what do you want them to say about you? ... What does it mean to be a people of Vision? Come, learn more about our Theme for September, "Vision".
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