Author Archives: Tish Murphy

Sermon: Do Not Throw Away Your Shot (audio & text)

Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper
Do Not Throw Away Your Shot
Sunday, March 19. 2017
The choir and guests will be sharing selections from Hamilton: An American Musical. This piece of musical genius by Lin-Manuel Miranda contains layers of meaning and many relevant messages for today. What is America meant to be? Who is America for? How do we remain engaged in helping to create a powerful and inclusive society when the foundations of our country are at turns hopeful and flawed?Click on title to continue.

Transformation

April Theme-Transformation
Make a bit of room. Leave a little space. That may not sound like anything radical or revolutionary. But it turns out that it is one of Life’s favorite ways to make us into something new.

Be cautious with those cultural messages about aggressively tilling and turning up your whole soil. Watch out for all the heroic talk about striving and perfecting, struggle and control. Much of the time, transformation is a much subtler art. It’s about stillness, listening and waiting to be led, not fighting with yourself and others to make sure you are in the lead. Click on title to continue.

Sermon: Tee Shirt Sunday (audio & Text)

Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister
Rev. Kenn Hurto says, “We are relational creatures. Everything about us is shaped by our connections (or disconnections) with those around us.” This Sunday, you are invited to wear a tee shirt or button that represents your identity, as we explore the relational nature of our community. Who are we as individuals, and how does that inform who we are as a community? Click on the sermon title to continue.

Sermon: Four-Humped Camels Everywhere (audio and text)

Sunday, February 5
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper
When we look around us, we see and hear many familiar things, so that we tend to see what we expect to see. What difference does it make to look from a different angle, or listen to another perspective? Looking, and truly seeing creatively can change who we are and how we interact with one another. Click on title to continue.

Sermon: Walt Whitman-A Cosmos (audio only)

Sunday, January 29, 2017
Rev. Mark Ward
More than 100 years after his death, the poet Walt Whitman remains an urgent and prophetic voice of both unfettered spiritual seeking and celebration of the common dignity of all. Today we’ll explore how Whitman’s poetry offers a guide to others in the search. Click on title to continue.