Category Archives: Sermons

Sermon: Back to Work (Audio and Text)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Back to Work
Fifty years after the great legislative victories of the Civil Rights movement we look back with misty-eyed pride on its achievements. Yet, as we watch the gains of those times erode in areas ranging from voting rights to economic inequality it’s plain that much remains before us. It’s time to get back to work. Click on sermon title to continue.

Sermon:Called to Community (audio and text)

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister
In so many ways and so many places, we are taught that individualism is the highest value. Unitarian Universalism is counter-cultural because we value relationship and connection so highly. Come into this space we share, and strengthen your connection to community. Click on title to continue.

Buddha Belly-A Theology of Joy (audio only)

Rev. Rebekah Montgomery Guest Minister
In this sermon, we welcome the infectious joy that comes from deep within. In the
midst of challenges and despair, we find hope. In the midst of strife, we find ways to harness and radiate joy. Come and get your Buddha Belly on!
Rev. Rebekah Montgomery is Assistant Minister of the UU Congregation of Rockville, Md. As well as a commissioned chaplain of the U.S. Army. She grew up a Unitarian Universalist, at the Rockville congregation focuses her work on Adult Faith Formation, Small Group Ministry and Membership and has done a tour of duty with the Army in Afghanistan. Click on title to hear more.

Sermon: To Be Thankful (audio only)

Mark Ward, Lead Minister
We think we know the Thanksgiving story, but there are actually many stories woven into this popular holiday that emerge out of the history and heritage that we each bring to it. We’ll explore how these stories interlink and invite us all into a new understanding. Click on the title to continue.

Sermon: The Mightiest Word

Rev. Mark Ward
As we look ahead to the coming Election Day, our topic today builds on a line from the poem that Elizabeth Stevens wrote for Barak Obama’s inaugural seven years ago. Speaking to our General Assembly in June, interviewer Krista Tippet seized on that line as pointing to a central question that our nation faces. What could that word be and what story does it call us to? Click on the sermon title to listen or read more.