Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Self-Care for Social Justice

What if taking care of ourselves was the secret ingredient needed to create positive social change? When we rest, we are creating space for our best wisdom to emerge.

How the West Became WEIRD

The US is a WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic) culture. How does this make us different from other countries now and in the past? And is it a good thing or a bad thing?

The Social Implications of Universalism

In 1915 the Reverend Clarence Skinner wrote The Social Implications of Universalism, which has been praised and reviled over the years. Rev. James Ford believes taking it whole with flaws and brilliance and insight in about equal measures, it suggests what Unitarian Universalism might be at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Our Forgotten Black UU History

February is Black History month and this week we will be looking at UU Black history. There is quite a lot of it and much of it has been forgotten or brushed aside. Let’s bring this important part of our history to light!

Was Jesus Woke?

What is woke-ism? Depending on who you talk to, it is either a good thing or a bad thing. Let’s have some fun today as we talk about this challenge facing our western culture.

Resistance is Futile

The War and Peace within Us. It’s that time of year we make resolutions to change – but after an initial burst of steam, we run into resistance and often then fail. How do we make peace with the war going on inside ourselves?

Fire Communion

The fire communion separates the end of the year from the beginning, helping us to put in perspective the joys and sorrows, the changes and transitions, the ups and downs of the year. It’s a half-way point in our church year, but a celebration of the outside calendar year’s end and year’s beginning.

Christmas Eve Service

Come join the choir and Rev. Sian for our annual Christmas Eve service, spreading light and love into the world. NOTE: There is no Sunday morning service on Christmas Eve! Our Christmas Eve service will be held at 7pm, instead.

Miracles and Mysteries

Thomas Jefferson once created his own bible by cutting out all the miracle stories in the Bible. He was more interested in the philosophy of the bible. I can’t blame him. But maybe there’s a way we can understand miracles – not as something that requires a God to occur, but rather that requires curiosity.

I Wonder…

As the story goes, a star once motivated three wise men to go on a long journey. Where do you find wonders and miracles in your life? And what the heck is a miracle anyway?!