Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive


Cultivating generosity and gratitude sounds easy, but it isn’t always when we have so many stressors in our lives. As we gear up for the holidays, how can we cultivate a feeling of generosity and gratitude without overwhelming ourselves?

Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience

Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience has been observed annually on November 20 since 1999. This day memorializes transgender individuals who have been victims of violence and hate crimes because of their gender identity. As global day of mourning and activism, we will honor those who we have lost and examine how to best support and love our beloved transgender community.

Good vs. Evil

In honor of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, we will be exploring the concept of Good and Evil. How do we know as UUs what is good or evil? How do we define both? Come explore these concepts with Rev. Sian.

For the Love of Pets

Today we celebrate our furry, feathered and scaley friends who bring so much love into our lives. You are invited to bring your pet for a blessing. If your pet would find it too stressful, you are welcome to bring a picture. Zoomers can show theirs off on camera! We will have a barking good time as we honor these beautiful beings in our lives!

All Souls Sunday

Many cultures see this time between Fall and Winter to be a time of remembrance. Dia de los Muertos, Samhain, and All Souls Day are just some of the holidays happening at this time. In this service, we will look at these traditions. How do we honor the legacies of our loved ones who are no longer with us? What were some of the beautiful gifts they shared?

Dùthchas and Cianalas

The Scottish Gaelic concepts of Dùthchas and Cianalas invite us to consider our relationship to the land; that perhaps we don’t own the land, but the land owns us. How might that change the way we understand our relationship to the land we live on?

Love After Death

Not everyone will cure a disease or pass on great wealth (or even great genes!). So how might we all leave a legacy that will make the world a better place? And how might we do that right here in Orange County?

Crossing Borders

Global Unitarian Universalism. Did you know that Unitarian Universalism is found all around the world? From India to Africa; from the UK to Romania; Canada to Mexico; Australia to the Philippines. What might we learn from these other ways of being Unitarian Universalists?

Good Sam

What makes a good story stand the test of time? Can what was inspiring to our earliest UU ancestors still give us something to think about? We’ll examine how the parable of The Good Samaritan story from the Gospel of Luke still has relevance in today’s world.

You’re Welcome

Creating a welcoming congregation is not always easy, as people often want different things. How can we practice generosity of spirit in communities and help people with different backgrounds feel welcome?

Welcome Back?

What does it mean to be a “covenantal” faith in other parts of our lives – with family? Friends? Church? How do we forgive, reconcile, and create boundaries that help us all create a welcoming environment in all the places of our lives?

Water Ceremony

In our annual Water Ceremony, we welcome back Rev. Sian, welcome in Wendy, our new intern and we let go with our blessing, Beth, our Director of Music Ministries. What do you want to welcome in this year and lovingly let go of? Remember to bring water from someplace special for you to add to our community water. Symbolic water will also be provided.