Sermons by Rev. Sian Wiltshire (Page 12)
Rev. Sian and Canvass Chair, Sunny Harper, talk about the role of the church in transforming our lives and how that is extended to the communities we live in. This kicked off the 2016 member and friend pledge canvass.
My father was a passionate environmentalist and a smoker from the age of 14. How did he reconcile these contradictions in his life? How do we all face those parts of ourselves we don’t like, but can’t seem to get rid of?
What would you be willing to suffer or to give up, in order to live in paradise? Some people are willing to have others suffer so that they can live in paradise. Others give up wealth and power to help others. Each of us may have to make that choice in our lives.
Rev. Sian addresses the issues around the continuing conflict between Israel and Palestine from a historic perspective and the admonition of casting the first stone being left to those without any sins. This was a sermon requested by the winner from the Fall OCUUC Auction.
As we celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Sian explores what he meant by “Beloved Community” and what we can do today to build it up.
Billions of years ago, our universe was formed. What was that all about? How did it happen? And why should we care today? Hear what the beginning of time can tell us about ourselves.
Where do you get your inspiration from? Is it something that comes from inside of you or outside of you? Rev. Sian explores the theology of inspiration and perhaps will inspire you!
Thousands of years ago, a people created a god from a human. Rev. Sian discusses how that happened and in what ways we create gods in our lives.
Do you still believe the God of your childhood? How has it changed? Rev. Sian explores the different ways we understand the Holy, even if you don’t believe in it.
On this Bring-a-friend-to-church Sunday, we celebrate the different ways this faith tradition has changed the world!
What is your personal ethical statement? Hear our fabulous youth give you their own personal ethical statements. Rev. Sian with OCUUC Youth Group.