A Circle of Trust – Readings, Texts, and Resources

Readings and Text Opening Words                                           Laura Esquivel’s novel Like Water For Chocolate: Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us, but we can’t strike them all by ourselves; we need oxygen and a candle to help. In this case, the oxygen for example, would come from the breath of the person … Continued

See the Whole Board – Sermon Text

Reading: Matthew 21:1-11 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says … Continued

The Days of Awe

Jews around the world celebrate the time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as “The Days of Awe” – a time of forgiveness, reconciliation, and preparation for the new year. Together, we will celebrate our own version of this special time in a multigenerational service created by the UUs for Jewish Awareness.  

Share the Love – Sermon Text

Love is a way of life. It should be how we make our way in the world. And truth be told, we should be preaching love EVERY Sunday. I think at our best, those who are fortunate enough to fill Unitarian Universalist pulpits each week are preaching love every Sunday. But sometimes we need to … Continued

Don’t Tell: Secrets

Exploring good secrets, bad secrets, and how we understand the responsibility of secrecy in our personal lives and in our congregations.

A New Leaf – Sermon Text

When we think of turning over a new leaf, we think essentially of making a change, right? It’s about flipping the page of a book – turning a new leaf to a blank page where we can write our new story… and we think we can be something or someone new. What we forget is … Continued

In the Shelter of Each Other – Sermon Text

Sermon: News flash: We are a religious community. I know, it’s a surprise, especially since we seem more like nomads right now, especially sitting here in the fire station, singing hymns off photocopied paper. But we are a religious community – not a business, not a club, not even a typical non-profit. And even more, … Continued

Journeying Together – Sermon Text

Sermon: As I searched for a pithy way to begin my first sermon with you, a stream of song lyrics crossed my mind – on the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again…. We are going, heaven knows where we are going, but we know within… I’m a travelin’ man, made … Continued