Category Archives: Sermons

Sermon: What is Required ll (audio and text)

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Rev. mark Ward, Lead Minister
What is required of us and our movement to make it the agent of change that it hopes to be? I asked this question last fall from the perspective of our Universalist heritage. This week I’ll ask the same question from our Unitarian side, centering on a ritual that is unique to this heritage, the Flower Ceremony. So, please bring a flower next Sunday to be part of our congregational bouquet.
The Flower Ceremony is a ritual that originated in our Unitarian heritage, a moment to honor the beauty and integrity of every person as well as the amazing diversity of belief, origin and identity of people represented in our faith tradition. At its center is a bouquet that we as a congregation create during worship made up of flowers that we bring to worship. So, please plan to bring a flower with you when you come to worship Sunday. It can be as showy or as humble as you like – a roadside wildflower is as welcome as the showiest rose. See you Sunday! Click on title to continue.

Sermon: Catching Fire

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Our life together as a religious community has one central goal: change. But how does that happen? How do we grow spiritually? How do we awaken to a deeper understanding of who we are and our duties to one another and Earth? How do we become agents of justice, compassion and liberation? How, indeed? Click on the title to continue.

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.

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.