HAS UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM BEEN TOO TAXING TO GROW?
The sermon will center on a diagnosis of our liberal religious tradition’s overall failure to thrive, in honor of Federal Income Tax Days. Readings from Confucius, R. Waldo Emerson, Robert Francis , and Sophia Fahs to point the way out of the daze.
This sermon will question whether we are creative enough to appreciate creation – in celebration of Earth Day, DNA Day, Lesbian Visibility Day, Arbor Day, May Day/May Day, and Creativity Day. Can a reading from Maya Angelou help us see the overlapping … read more.
HOW YOUR SOUL CAN ENLARGE GOD: Lessons from Mothers
This sermon will celebrate Mothers Day and answer the question, “Did Jesus have a baby sister?” Guiding readings from the Gospel’s Magnificat, Transcendentalist poet Emily Dickinson, Sufi mystic Bibi Hayati and English folk rock singer Dori Previn.
THE SPIRITUALITY OF RACIAL UNDERSTANDING, CARING, AND JUSTICE
This sermon will explore the role of the human spirit and of religious faith and practice in transcending tribalism and racism. Readings from Langston Hughes, Chief Seattle and Audre Lorde.
A TERRIBLE BEAUTY IS BORN: Murmur Name Upon Name
This Memorial Day Sunday sermon will reflect on not knowing what we’ve lost till we’ve lost it. Poetry from William Butler Yeats will be our entry point – “Easter 1916” and “The Second Coming,” plus “Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye.”
IS LOVE THE SOLUTION OR THE PROBLEM?
This sermon ponders the underlying attitudes necessary to address the week’s highlighted problems: Memorial Day, World Environment and Oceans Days, D-Day, Best Friend Day, Ending Child Labor, and Flag Day. Some likely readings to prompt us include E.B. Browning’s “How Do I Love Thee,” … read more.
WHAT YOU MEAN
Some things are transitioning in our lives and UU community. Soon we’ll be gathering face-to-face, and some faces will be new and some will be absent. Even the meaning of some things will change over time. Yet, some meaning is unchanging, however … read more.
OUT BEYOND IDEAS
This Sunday precedes World UFO Day and celebration of the 4th of July’s declaration of independence from inequality of authority and treatment – and it will be my last Sunday as your minister. This sermon will ask about the importance and possibility … read more.