Monthly Archives: November 2017

Sermon: Walden- A UU Celebration

Walden-A UU Celebration
Gordon Clark, Narrator
Henry David Thoreau was the perfect back-to-nature preservationist and anti-business protester; a crank and a hermit saint. He was avidly anti-slavery and avidly pro-nature. Often dismissed during his lifetime, today he has become the revered patron of ecology and non-violent civil disobedience. Thoreau’s writings of the 1840s remain astonishingly prescient and imaginative today. We will dive deeply into this amazing work, using a delivery created by our congregant Clark Olsen and featuring the music of Thoreau’s contemporary Franz Peter Schubert.

Sermon: Finding Our Voices (audio only)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Finding one’s voice is challenging these days, especially if that voice is marginalized in our culture. We Unitarian Universalists do our best to make room for every voice, but we, too, fall short. Today we’ll turn to some voices in our midst that invite us to listen a little better, a little. Click on title to continue.

Sermon: Centering the Soul (audio and text)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
The Trappist monk Thomas Merton once declared that there is in us “a hidden wholeness.” It’s a notion that resounds with us as well, though we puzzle over just what that might be. We’ll play with this idea, what awakening it offers us, and how might we come to know it. click on title to continue.