Sermon Archive (Page 5)

Sermon Archive (Page 5)

What do you mean I can’t say that?!

Languages change, but what happens when you don’t know the “right” thing to say? We humans are learning how to be kind with our language, but at what point does being “correct” stifle freedom of speech and our own responsible search for truth and meaning? This topic was chosen by Alan and Gabrielle B. for the “sermon topic” at the Fall Auction.

Change is Good – You Go First!

Change brings risk and risk brings resistance. How do we trust the process of change? Or even make sure we have a good process? Rev. Sian tackles changes going on in our denomination, including Article II.

Earth Day, Again

On this Earth Day weekend, we examine some reasons to remain hopeful for our beautiful home planet. Wendy Karn, our incoming intern minister, is the guest speaker.

Who me?

Why is it that we humans often resist who we are called to be, and hide our light under a bushel? What is this spiritual resistance and how do we get past it? Rev. Sian explores this resistance in part with her own story.

Pay Up, Buttercup!

Reparations is a real hot button in our politics and culture these days. How in the world can modern societies make up for the atrocities of the past? Should they? Let’s explore these ideas together centered in love!

Rooted Together

The natural world is a beautiful teacher of the possibility of relation-ship surrounding us — and the harmony possible in community. What truth and connection might we find just outside our back doors? How might we learn some powerful lessons about vulnerability from the buzzing bees and the sprouting leaves? We’ll consider how we are “Rooted Together,” examining how the spirit of life works within us and around us when we most need it.

Now is the Time

We’ve got so many exciting things going on in this church this coming year! Come hear about our future and where we are going, in our annual launch of the Pledge Drive!

“That’ll do, Pig. That’ll do.”

We all know that pigs are as smart as dogs, but they aren’t quite as cute and so we eat pigs (but not dogs). How do we reconcile our desire to hug cute cuddly dogs, but eat the less cute, but just as smart pigs? This topic is sponsored by Maureen M. who won the chance to choose a sermon topic at our last auction. Hear what omnivore Rev. Sian has to say!

Where You Were From

Gustavo Arellano is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times and host of the podcast The Times: Essential News from the LA Times. He’s a lifelong resident of Orange County, and would’ve become a UU if he wasn’t already a Catholic.