Sermons by Rev. Sian Wiltshire (Page 4)
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…
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.
This is the first week that we had to suspend in-person Worship at OCUUC for the month of March. As we shift to an online format, please enjoy the sermon and special music from the comfort of your own home.
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.
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?
Becoming an all-season love warrior.
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?
When do we, as individuals and as a community, need to say “No?” Or “Yes?”
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…
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?
Across the country, Unitarian Universalists light a Chalice. We are more interconnected than you might realize. Come celebrate our interdependence this day.
The ritual breaking of bread has been a tradition for over three millennia. Come celebrate this day when we lift up the beauty of this community and all its blessings.