I want to begin by sharing some stories. About six years ago, two young adults, Alie and Emma, traveled from our home congregation in upstate New York to Central America on a mission trip to a poor community in San Salvador. They were excited to get their hands dirty, doing some serious work in the … Continued
Let us pray. Now… some of you instantly bowed your head a bit, maybe you closed your eyes. Perhaps you took in a deep breath as you waited to hear how I started the prayer and to whom I addressed it. Others of you did that, but you also groaned a little inside, because you … Continued
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
Linda Anderson returns to offer some wise words and loving insight on simplicity.
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
A Time for All Ages “The Most Peaceful Day of the Week” by Amy Petrie Shaw Today in the service, we’ll be talking about wisdom that comes from things that are funny, absurd, satirical, and witty. Sometimes those things creep in at the worst times, like when a minister just wants a peaceful, meditative start … Continued
An exploration of the spiritual side of song.
NOTE: We are meeting at Custer Institute (Bayview Road) this Sunday. Do you have questions about Unitarian Universalism, theology, history, scriptures, or religion? Bring them to the service, where Pastor Kimberley will offer her perspectives on your burning questions.