Sermons on Spiritual Growth
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…
As someone whose identity lies somewhere in between atheist and agnostic, I’ve been asked the question “Why do you write sermons?” more than a few times. This week, we’ll take a look into what being a Unitarian Universalist means to our secular members and how Unitarian Universalism can play an important role in a society that’s been leaving traditional churches and religion behind.
Have you ever had a moment when you suddenly realize that something you’d always believed to be true no longer seemed to be? And that shocking realization leads you to question one thing after another until you find yourself in an entirely new faith? I did – and that’s why I’m here. Also, please take a moment to enjoy this weeks Time for All Ages written by Martha Dallas and entitled “The First and the Last”. Follow this link to…
Introduction Love means a lot of different things. People experience love differently, even love the might look the same on the outside may be different in meaning. This morning we will explore different forms of love and their meanings. Just like a box of Chocolates you never know what you are going to get.
The melt and rain are arriving, warmer breezes blow, birdsong returns. Spring is, as they say, blossoming. During dark times, winter’s retreat helps ground us in what is around us in our physical spaces. Grounding in the now can help ease the fear and anxiety that surrounds us. Come, breathe, and join us at our Spring Equinox service, followed by a reflective walk through our beloved labyrinth.
As we move into the new year carrying all that came before, what might we be able to set down so that we can start anew?
It can be easy to reinforce our limited individual understanding of the world when we stay comfortable in our currently existing bubbles – but what happens when we challenge our perspectives to see through the lenses of others?
Our principles offer us the encouragement and challenge to spend a lifetime searching for truth and meaning. This is a personal process, but it is also deeply relational.
Living a life driven by obligation often means the individual gets lost in priority. How does a life of “shoulds” become a life of intention?
The hustle and bustle of the holidays are nearly behind us. How can the Danish concept of hygge help center us during this season?
Our UU fourth principle calls for a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Join us when some of our members share their personal spiritual beliefs.
Rev. Allison Farnum speaks about her work in the Unitarian Universalist Prison Ministry of Illinois.