Sermons on Community

Bread Communion

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.

An Inescapable Network of Mutuality

Like family, we may not have chosen to join the network of all life on earth, but we are inextricably bound to it. Whoever believes they will win any one of the many battles being fought with perceived enemies is misguided. Protecting the welfare of all life on earth by living our values and making consequent choices is our chosen path.

Affirm the Right of Conscience

Local, communal decision-making and conventional agreements developed side-by-side in our tradition. What does it mean to be democratic and covenantal. How do we make choices together and care for each other and our community?

Where is Our Village?

The saying “It Takes a Village” has always been a pillar of our spiritual community and a popular sentiment in American culture but lately it’s been difficult to feel the presence of a thriving interdependent village. This week, we’ll talk about what the idea of a village means to us, and how we can work to strengthen our chosen village moving forward.

Moving Forward

As we begin the process of coming together once again, we face a number of decisions that will define who we are as a church for many years to come.