Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sermon: Successful Aging (text & audio)

Virginia Ramig, Guest Speaker
The journey of aging begins at the moment of conception, so we all have expertise on the subject. I’ve asked some middle-aged and older UUCA members, and a few nonmembers, to share their concerns and discoveries about successful aging, and I’ve led a Covenant Group discussion on the subject. I’m sure you all join me in thanking the generous people who contributed time and thought to help others. I’d like to tell you their names, but there are way too many. I’ll mention only one: George, my husband, who contributed his ideas and support during the time of preparation. Click on the title to read more and/or to listen.

Sermon: Returning to the Source (audio)

Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister
When Rev. Lisa was in eighth grade [redacted] years ago, she joined her junior high youth group on a heritage trip to Boston. This Sunday, she will have just returned from the same trip as chaperone to UUCA’s Coming of Age youth group. How often do we get to return as an adult to formative experiences of our youth? What are the lessons and gifts taken from such an experience? Click on the title to listen.

Sermon: Men–What Are They Good For? (text & audio)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Early in my reading for this sermon I chanced on a recent book with a provocative title that intrigued me: “The End of Men and the Rise of Women.” It’s not that the male gender is in danger of disappearing, Hanna Rosen says. Instead, she points to recent trends suggesting that the patterns of male dominance that have been central to, at least, Western culture for millennia are shifting. We live at a time, Rosen argues, when by any number of measures women are not only gaining on men but are moving ahead. Click on the sermon title to read more and/or to listen…

Sermon: Southern Flame (text & audio)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Years ago Unitarianism was known as “the Boston Religion,” with its attention focused ever on New England. Today we’ll explore some of the stories of Unitarianism, Universalism and Unitarian Universalism in the South, where our impact may be less noted but is important all the same. Click on the title to read more.