Sermons from January 2023
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.”