Category Archives: Sermons

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.

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.