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Sermon Archive (Page 3)
Even in a mild winter like this one, we are inclined to turn inward. The dark beckons us into cocoons of all sorts. But nature tells us and the agricultural calendar affirms that even winter has its work. Winter after the last few years we have had calls for delicate work on our most beloved handiwork – our web of mutuality. In this week’s sermon, we’ll identify a few small steps that can yield bountiful results.
Progress is made when people band together under common causes, but what happens when people within the same community can’t agree? How can we heal the deep divides in order to secure our future?
Dr. King spoke to the Unitarian Universalist Association as a distinguished guest to address the General Assembly as the Ware Lecturer in 1966. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, this Sunday we will hear excerpts from his talk titled “Don’t Sleep Through the Revolution”
Join us in two New Year’s rituals – a Fire Communion and an Intention Setting ritual – in which we bid farewell to the old year and hello to the new one. In the words of Rev. Elizabeth Harding, “The fire communion separates the end of the year from the beginning, helping us to put in perspective the joys and sorrows, the changes and transitions, the ups and downs of the year.”
Our Unitarian Universalist fourth principle calls for a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. While our UU heritage recognizes sources of “truth”, in the end, it is the responsibility of each of us to craft a worldview for ourselves that makes sense to us as an individual…that gives our actions some direction for making meaning in our life. This Sunday, three of our members will be sharing their personal spiritual beliefs and the journeys that lead them there.
Our community is starting to come back together after so much time apart. So what’s next for us and for Unitarian Universalism in the world around us? Join us this morning for a sermon by the UUA’s Central East Region’s Rev. Dr. Megan Foley. We’ll follow the sermon with some individual and small-group reflection exploring the opportunities this new era can present to UUCE. (The Sunday service included time for personal and group reflection on a series of three questions.…
This Sunday we’ll take a look at how our constant pursuit of happiness may actually be the thing standing in our way of achieving it.
Remembrance has to do with our sense of self, our identity as we accumulate and unconsciously revise our autobiographical memories, which are explicit memories. This revision happens in small ways every time we remember something, as the present interacts with the past.
Like our Flower and Water Communions, Bread Communion is an important celebration in our church that centers around our community. As members and friends share in freshly-baked bread, they are asked to consider what it means to be a part of a community – both the support and experiences they contribute and the help and care they receive in return.
Written and led by Michele Ramsey Former Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe said, “The biggest gift we can each give ourselves is the gift of being present — engaged with life, connected with each other.” As the holiday season approaches, for many of us we get busy or even busier. We have more places to go, things to do, and people to see. Perhaps some calming mindfulness is in order to help us be present for all the upcoming season brings…
When we look beyond the surface of the science fiction genre, we begin to see elements of philosophy. A great deal of sci-fi deals with human nature, where it has taken us, and where it could take us. Let’s go beyond spaceships and time travel and see what science fiction can teach us.
Have you ever considered how incredible the human body is and all the work our bodies have done carrying us through this tremendously difficult time? Even with all the wonders built into them, it is important to take good care of them and recognize them as the miraculous things they are.