Sermons by Rev. Sian Wiltshire

Sermons by Rev. Sian Wiltshire

Refugees / Recent History

History doesn’t have to mean a long time ago. It can mean how we are dealing with the history we are creating right now. Come explore how we might change recent history for the better.

Both/And History

History is being revised to include the point of view of those who are marginalized. How do we hold both the good and bad of our US history?

The X Card

Gaming communities are working on ways to be welcome to those not traditionally welcomed elsewhere. Find out what we can learn from them. Today we also welcome our two new Affiliated Ministers, Rev. Judy and Rev. Liz.

Breathe and Push

How has our denomination and our nation changed in response to history’s events? And how do we meet today’s challenges? It’s a Brave New World.

Water Ceremony: Embracing Possibility

It’s our annual ingathering and water ceremony, when we celebrate this quintessential Unitarian Universalist annual ritual. This day we consider what possibilities will we embrace this coming year, as individuals and as a church.

Flower Communion and Bridging

This service is the Unitarian Universalist multi-generational tradition of “Flower Communion.” If you are new to Unitarian Universalism, it’s a lovely tradition about embracing our diversity of thought and person by building a bouquet of flowers, with each person bringing a flower to add to the bouquet. We also lift up the bridging of our youth to adulthood this day.

Widening the Circle

OCUUC has been highly successful this last year – in not just maintaining, but in thriving. We did this because we didn’t stop to bemoan our situation, but dug in and embraced the changes that needed to happen at the beginning of the pandemic. Success isn’t about having the most money or the biggest church. Success can be measure by how well we deal with change and embrace new information.