Sermons by Rica Kaufel

Sermons by Rica Kaufel


Come explore with Rev. Sian and Rica, our Intern Minister, how we grow, learn, and find the holy in ourselves, others and all that is happening around us.

Tell Me the Story

Intern Minister Rica Kaufel and her mother, Angelika Kaufel with the story of “Stolpersteine” (Stumbling Stones).

A Place of waiting

Often when we celebrate Easter, we want to jump from Good Friday straight to Easter Sunday, ignoring Holy Saturday, this day of waiting and not knowing. Yet right now, during these times, it is this day between, this place of waiting, not knowing, and hoping, that can give us comfort and inspiration.


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.

Where Do We Grow from Here?

We continue to be tasked with building the Beloved Community the great Dr. King envisioned: a society based on justice and love. A major part of this is dismantling white supremacy culture. But what do we actually mean when we say this? And, what can this look like on a daily basis?

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?

Blue Holidays

Thanksgiving is behind us, and Christmas – as well as many other holidays from lots of different cultures – is coming. For many, this truly is their favorite time of the year. For others, this is a dreaded time. And some of us find ourselves right in the middle, aware of the joy and the weight that this season can bring. This Sunday, bring all your feelings, and lay them down with us.
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