We’re glad you’re visiting our website! On this page you’ll find some sample sermons from our Minister and lay leaders. We don’t publish every sermon, but this will give you an idea of what our sermons are like. In Unitarian Universalism, we have a “free pulpit” tradition, which means our ministers or guests are expected to preach on whatever the spirit calls them to address, rather than follow a lectionary or other liturgical calendar.
What to Expect When You Visit
Our Worship Services are in form much like many Protestant services – we have readings, a story for children, hymns, a time of meditation and prayer, and a sermon. However, the sources of our readings, the variety of types of children’s stories, the words of the hymns and the meditation and prayer time reflect our liberal religious approach. We do not often use Biblical readings although on occasion we do. We use readings from world religions, from earth-based spiritual traditions, from science and philosophy, and from authors and poets.
I did a lot of my growing up in Reagan’s America. He called his Presidency “morning in America,” but in the view from my window, his ascension has often struck me as late afternoon, hastening an early darkness. As a student through the 70s to 90s, I also learned nothing about the movement which holiday […]
We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes. ———- When I was very young most of my childhood […]
By Beth Howard — UUCC – May 03, 2015 I begin with the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh: I have a box, a matchbox, and you are invited to look into this and you know that the flame is somewhere there. We use a match in order to bring out the flame and the impression […]
This sermon has been brewing in me since January 28th, of this year. It is fueled by what I feel is a personal spiritual crisis. It began by someone asking me a simple, curious question. Here is how it started. Just after the Martin Luther King holiday and march to the capitol steps a person […]
Unitarian Universalists really wrestle with Easter. In some times and places, the conflict was fairly overt: you might have secular humanists really arguing with UU Christians and UU pagans completely outraged at the long-ago co-optation of their traditions, while people of a more Eastern mindset sat back a little smugly to watch the fray. We […]
© 2014, Rev. Audette Fulbright. All rights reserved. To obtain permission to use, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Coming home to you all today has me feeling as if I’m tripping over myself, eager to talk with you about so many things. I want to hear how much you loved finding your generosity and enthusiasm with our Living […]
© 2014, Rev. Audette Fulbright. All rights reserved. To obtain permission to use, email email@example.com. Today we’re going to talk about some things that make most of us uncomfortable: rage. Oppression. Being called out personally. Recognizing our own privileges. As we gather on the eve of what many expect to be an announcement tomorrow or […]
Beautiful Dua or Supplication Ali Ibn Abi Talib Ya Allah (O God) If you give me wealth don’t take away my happiness If you give me might don’t take away my wisdom If you give me success don’t take away my humility If you take my good health let me keep the blessings of my […]