Monthly Archives: September 2015

Sermon: The Inside Out Journey to Forgiveness (text & audio)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
“Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside them?”
So, begins the latest animated wonder from Pixar studios, “Inside Out.” And it offers up a nice premise for a coming-of-age story that will take up the next hour and a half or so on screen, as well as a good prompt to some deep conversations that we all are in need of right now, especially when the topic before us is “forgiveness.” Click on the title to continue reading and/or to listen…

Sermon: Come In, Come In! (text & audio)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
We never know where the invitation will come from. For Mary Oliver, it came when she chanced on a clutch of gold finches, chittering and warbling in a patch of thistles:
“Their strong, blunt beaks drink the air, she said, as they strive melodiously
not for your sake or for mine, not for the sake of winning
but for sheer delight and gratitude.” Click on the title to continue reading and/or to listen…

Sermon: But What About Hitler? (audio)

Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister
The words “inherent worth and dignity” are ingrained in our UU psyches, a touchstone of our free faith. As we begin a month of exploring the theme of “invitation,” you’re invited to dig a bit deeper into the practical applications of the familiar first principle. Click on the title to listen…