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)

  • June 2, 2019: “The Invisible Embrace”

    June 2, 2019: “The Invisible Embrace”

    —Is there a way you could make a daily practice of looking for beauty in your life? Can you imagine living in a world where, instead of perfection, we worshiped the beauty and authenticity that comes with age? Beholding authentic beauty can give you real courage.
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  • May 26, 2019: “Living The Questions”

    May 26, 2019: “Living The Questions”

    —Unitarian Universalists are the ones who aren’t satisfied with someone else’s theology, with a creed handed down to us through the generations. We undertake our own religious journeys. Finding our own way and accepting and helping others on theirs can't be done without curiosity.
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  • May 12, 2019: “The Meaning of Membership”

    May 12, 2019: “The Meaning of Membership”

    —What draws people to join our church? What keeps long-term members coming back? We will celebrate mothers and all caregivers, honor those celebrating milestone membership anniversaries, and officially welcome this year's new members!
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  • April 21, 2019: “Easter Homily”

    April 21, 2019: “Easter Homily”

    —Today, this morning, my friends, let us pray that we might, as a nation and as a people, stand up and walk forward, toward that Promised land the one of freedom and dignity and laughter we already hold inside.
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  • April 7, 2019: “The Holy Whole”

    April 7, 2019: “The Holy Whole”

    —Wholeness is the consciousness that you are part of something much bigger than yourself. That you don’t have to earn worthiness. You are Something already complete, already perfect in your own way, and inherently worthy, inherently loved and loveable. That was the true message of Jesus.
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  • March 31, 2019: “A Nation Of Immigrants”

    March 31, 2019: “A Nation Of Immigrants”

    —When I was a kid in the 70's in Michigan, my industrial city was literally overrun with an immigrant wave. Was there tension? Sure, some. But most folks just rolled with it. We knew we were all immigrants at one time - hard-working families with well-kept houses, and not a single incident of terrorism.
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  • 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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