Sermons by Rev. Sian Wiltshire (Page 3)

Sermons by Rev. Sian Wiltshire (Page 3)

Moppa Earth

Diversity abounds in nature, yet we struggle with embracing all the diverse ways we show up as human. On this earth day, what lessons can our planet and its denizens teach us? Rev. Sian Wiltshire

Biannual Music Sunday

Our biannual Music Sunday service was on March 29th. We had been planning an almost-all music service featuring our choir, small groups, and soloists, but now that we’re all Safer At Home, the choir and small group numbers will have to wait until another day. We still want to acknowledge major milestones in U.S. women’s history: the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment – giving women the right to vote – plus the women’s rights movement in the 60s and…

Connection

What does it mean to be both distanced and connected in the age of COVID-19? Rev. Sian with Rica Kaufel as Worship Associate and Steve Morihiro as Virtual Usher launched our first Sunday Service through Zoom.

The Presence of Justice

Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said “True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” What, then, is Justice? Rev. Sian is joined with Rev. Ranwa Hammamy of the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California.

Words to Live By

We are inundated with advice these days – from advertisers (“Just do it!”), to memes, to famous quotes we tack on the bottom of our email signatures. Which advice do we follow? What words do you live by?

Groundhog Day

The annual tradition of Groundhog Day is a time when we look at the future as either one of hope or despair. When times are tough, how do we choose hope, despite the signs otherwise?

This Land is Your Land?

Let’s explore the rights, dreams and worldviews of indigenous peoples in Orange County: the Acjachemen and Tongva. Jacque Nunez, an educator/storyteller from the Acjachamen Nation, will be with us. “The Acjachemen (A-ha-che-men) Nation,” the Education Department of Mission San Juan Capistrano tells us, “lived prosperously for more than 10,000 years on the coastlands of Orange County. They were among the 275,000 people that inhabited California. Their nation’s territory, which consisted of many villages, spanned from Long Beach to Oceanside, as…

Las Posadas

What if you have no place to lay your head? Las Posadas is a tradition chiefly celebrated in Latin America, Mexico and the United States and generally last for nine days. It recounts the Christian story where Mary and Joseph look for a place to sleep, but are constantly rebuffed. Who might Mary and Joseph be today? Who cannot find a place at the inn?