(Section about Mount Saint Helens was written by Rev. Linda Hoddy, abridged by Pastor Kimberley) Easter may one of the most difficult holy days in all of the world’s religions for Unitarian Universalists. It begs us to set aside our propensity for reason and fact, our disbelief in the supernatural, our suspicion of anything called … Continued
This sermon was delivered at a Maundy Thursday service, held at Clinton Memorial AME Zion Church in Greenport, NY, on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Sometimes the gentle moments are the most striking. There’s a lot to grab our attention this week: the crowds at the gates of Jerusalem… the anger of the Pharisees… the … Continued
Introduction What the heck is going on here? Why are we sitting at tables? Why are there pencils and markers and sheets of poster board? And what’s with all the color? Today is a day of pulling some threads together – threads that seem unrelated. Yes, I’m about to connect a spring festival, some historical … Continued
Bring a favorite reading, poem or song to share, and join us in remembering the year that has past and sharing our dreams for the year ahead.
Join us for a celebration of Christmas Eve, complete with readings, stories, and music – 5pm, at the Jamesport Meeting House.
Reading “The Mitten Tree” by Candace Christiansen Homily In our story, it was a small kindness that made a huge difference. And that seems strange – counterintuitive, in fact. There’s so much big stuff we’re facing – the world seems to have lost its collective mind and there was already so much work to … Continued
Our story (The Table Where Rich People Sit by Byrd Baylor) reflects the kind of gratitude we all wish for – not just to be grateful in a resigned way but to be grateful in a proud way. The family in our story doesn’t have a lot of material goods, but they are rich in … Continued
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.
Sermon One of my co-ministers at the Church of the Larger Fellowship, Bob LaVallee, is a veteran who served in Afghanistan and is now a candidate for ministry. As we met this week to finalize the elements of CLF’s service for Memorial Day, he told us “in the Army, we call it Barbecue Day.” At … Continued
Homily: I will be honest with you – I really don’t like Mother’s Day. I used to go through a raft of reasons why – I’m not a mother, my mother has died. I hate how a day calling for an end to war has become a day reminding us to call our mothers and … Continued