Sermons by Rica Kaufel
Join Rica and her intern committee for her last service at OCUUC!
The work of the church is essential – for ourselves and our communities.
Find out how we did Flower Communion online. It was a fun service for all ages.
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.
Intern Minister Rica Kaufel and her mother, Angelika Kaufel with the story of “Stolpersteine” (Stumbling Stones).
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.