Sermons by Rev. Sian Wiltshire
Does the earth belong to us or we to it? What is our responsibility to this beautiful earth?
It’s our annual ingathering and water ceremony. Come celebrate this quintessential Unitarian Universalist annual ritual. Bring water that is meaningful to you, and your water bottle for a blessing, but, as always, there is water for everyone.
Rev. Sian Wiltshire and Matthew Patterson talk about a commonality with Burning Man and Unitarian Universalism.
How do colors influence, heal, agitate or fascinate us human beings? Explore the spirituality of color and how each of us appear as different colors (at least to Rev. Sian, a synesthete).
What happens to a country when it’s original vision of God is that of an angry, judgmental and vindictive tyrant? We see evidence today of the outcome in gun violence throughout our country. How did we get into this mess?!
Sometimes the world is a difficult place and we need to find our “happy place.” Where is your “happy place?” What happens when that is gone or you can no longer find it? How do you find or create a new one?
In the sermon on the mount, Jesus calls the poor, meek, the hungry “blessed.” What in the world could he mean? Is suffering supposed to be good?
It’s that wonderful time of year, where we celebrate the blessings of this community! Come join this multigenerational service with Rev. Sian Wiltshire and Karen Magoon Pearson. Flower Communion is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. In this ceremony, everyone in the congregation brings a flower. Each person places a flower on the altar or in a shared vase. The congregation and minister bless the flowers, and they’re redistributed. Each person brings home a different…
We often talk about being blessed – whether it’s our health or our wealth – but how do we learn to be a blessing to others?
Some people argue that artists see the world differently. Is that true? And what the heck is “beauty” anyway? How might we nurture it?
How does a person grow if they don’t even know where to start? And how do we get past the judgements we have of one another and get to see the whole person, in all their beauty and roughness?
There is much beauty on this earth, but what happens when we take a cosmic view of the world and our universe?