Sermons

The Blessings of Animals

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy and Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg Henry Bergh, the founder of the ASPCA and fellow Unitarian, was born 206 years ago this week! Come celebrate his legacy with an Animal Blessing service. Well-behaved pets, on leashes or in crates, are welcome to join you today, or bring a stuffed animal or photo in…

Wondering Aloud

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy Each week when it’s time to open the Wonder Box, we remind everyone that wondering is an important skill for being a Unitarian Universalist. We have questions, doubts, and things we don’t know, and those can be gifts rather than burdens. Come, wonder together! Questions can be submitted this morning and…

Sanctuary; Where Is It?

by Rev. Karen Hutt Do you have a special place where you feel safe? Is it your garden, a cabin, or that favorite easy chair? Sanctuary has many meaning and expressions. Come and explore the cultural, social, and spiritual contexts for sanctuary through a historical lens. The Rev. Karen Hutt has been a UU minster…

Don’t Hide Your Light

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy When we think of people who “share their faith,” we might conjure images that are pushy, invasive, or even harmful. Unitarian Universalists have historically avoided proselytizing, for good theological reasons! Join us as we explore how we might avoid proselytizing but get better at evangelizing! Sharingour faith, generously and lovingly, might…

Finding Your Calling

by Marie Luna, Director of Congregational Life, with Mark Bernstein and Dee Verkuilen “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” —Howard Thurman “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness…

Better Than Gold(en Rule)

by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy Many of us have heard of the Golden Rule – “Do unto other as you would have them do unto you.” But is there anything better than gold? What about platinum? Let’s talk about how we can do even better!

Beauty and My Ill-fated Kayaking Trip

by Rev. Jim Coakley Sometimes the universe gives you one of those perfectly beautiful days in which a sense of the sacred surrounds you everywhere. Unfortunately, at those very same moments our self-absorption and ego often won’t let us appreciate it. Come let me tell you about one such day while kayaking a few summers…

Favorites

by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg Life has plenty of obnoxious circumstances. Most of us can readily list at least a few things that consistently annoy us. As a countermeasure, author T. Wise recommends a quick reset that he calls a “pet fave.” The opposite of a pet peeve, he defines a pet fave(orite) as “that kind…

This I Believe

by Will Zinth, Jean Kwaterski, Dave Velguth, and Amy Ongiri A Fellowship tradition returns with a wonderfully diverse array of friends sharing the stories of what they believe.

Eating Well: The Role of Hope in our Unitarian Universalist Lives

by Mark Bernstein Sir Francis Bacon wrote, “Hope is a good breakfast but it is a bad supper.” While Hope springs eternal, what good is it if we don’t spring into action? In this sermon, Mark will explore the relationship between hope and action and share his thoughts on our responsibility as Unitarian Universalists to…