Yearly Archives: 2018

Getting Unstuck (audio & text)

May 20, 2018
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Some of the hardest work that awaits us on the path to spiritual maturity is getting past all that stuff that makes us fearful, obstinate and reactive. This Sunday we’ll reflect on some strategies for getting unstuck. Also, we will hold our annual bridging ceremony, where we honor our graduating high school seniors. Click on title to continue.

What Love Looks Like in Public (no text or audio available)

What Love Looks Like in Public
Rev. John Saxon, Guest Minister
Cornel West (African American public intellectual, social critic, and author) says that “Justice is what love looks like in public.” But what does it mean for Unitarian Universalists to “side with love” when we work for social justice and how can love ground and sustain our social justice work in a time of increased division and partisanship?”

Rev. John L. Saxon, formerly Assistant Minister and Lead Minister of the UU Fellowship of Raleigh, is now the Executive Director of the UU Justice Ministry of North Carolina.

Delight in Difference (audio & text)

Delight in Difference
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
So much that we struggle with today seems to ride on how we deal with difference. One of the great Biblical stories that speak to this is of how people sought to build a great tower but God defeated them by “confounding their speech” and forcing them to scatter. Might we read this story not as an instance of punishment, but of blessing? Click on title to continue.

Hope For the Earth (audio only)

Hope For the Earth
Amelia Shore
This Sunday’s program was lead by UUCA’s YRUU class of high school students. Through games, stories, and sharing, we learned about green cities and progressive technology for environmental conservation. Click on title to continue.

Body Work (Audio & text)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Body Work
Too often our religious life seems stuck in the clouds – great thoughts about deep, spiritual things. Today we’ll make the case that spiritual awareness has another center in the body that informs our sense of well-being and hope.Click on title to continue.

The Tiniest Nail: Mary Oliver’s Retelling of the World (no audio or text available)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
The Tiniest Nail: Mary Oliver’s Retelling of the World
“May I be the tiniest nail in the house of the universe, tiny but useful.” The poet Mary Oliver used those words in an essay to describe how she saw her calling. Today we’ll use Oliver’s poetry as a guide to how we are each called to be present in the world.

Practicing Resurrection (audio only)

Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper Associate Minister
Practicing Resurrection
As Unitarian Universalists, we enter ancient religious stories not to find fact or dogma, but to seek wisdom about the nature of the holy and of our human experiences. Join us as explore the sacred story of Easter. Click on title to continue.

The Point of Balance (audio only)

Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister
The Point of Balance
Light and Dark, Yin and Yang, Hot and Cold… When opposites are completely balanced, the result is stasis, yet we seem to constantly seek balance. The days approaching the Vernal Equinox are a good time to consider the concept of balance, both philosophically and literally.Click on title to continue.