Sermons by Diana Heizer
Sermon by Rev. Susan Maginn / Led by Diana Heizer A vacation helps us to let go of our familiar lives, giving us a sense of perspective, novelty, respite and renewal. While a pilgrimage is really a spiritual practice, yes stepping away from our present but with the intention of touching the truth of the past while re-dedicating our future toward a holy purpose. But what does a pilgrimage really mean for Unitarian Universalists?
As we celebrate Imbolc and mark the coming of spring, we are reminded of the power of renewal and the cycle of growth.
Don’t Sleep Through the Revolution
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”
New Year’s Rituals
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.”
Celebrating the Darkness
It is that time of year when the dark seems to be pushing in on us from both sides. Do you notice it lingering in the morning, and descending earlier in the eve? On the Thursday it will be the time of year for the crossing over. On the autumn equinox the hours of light equals the hours of night. We will be in the season which has more darkness than light, And we are once more reminded of our…
Lammas – The First of Three Harvest Celebrations
This holiday celebrates the first harvest and the first enactment of the death of the god of the fields and of the grain, who is cut down in the fullness of life. We are reminded that all life feeds on other life, This is a good time to reconnect with the foods we eat.
May Day Rituals
In this sermon by Rev. Dan Brosier circa 1994, we explore how holidays provide an avenue for examining our cultural past. Some holidays like Martin Luther King Jr. Day don’t have roots that go very far back in time. But others reach far back into our human heritage. What we believe and do today is shaped by what preceded us, even though we may not realize it. We will dig into the holy day that has many names but we…
Celebrating new beginnings and what that means for a future.