Upcoming Sermons

Sunday, November 19, 9:15 & 11:15 am
Finding Our Voices
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Finding one’s voice is challenging these days, especially if that voice is marginalized in our culture. We Unitarian Universalists do our best to make room for every voice, but we, too, fall short. Today we’ll turn to some voices in our midst that invite us to listen a little better, a little more.

Sunday, November 26,  SINGLE SERVICE  11:15 am
Walden: A UU Celebration
Gordon Clark, Narrator
“Our village life would stagnate if it were not for the unexplored forests and meadows which surround it. We need the tonic of wildness . . . We can never have enough of nature.”

Henry David Thoreau was the perfect back-to-nature preservationist and anti-business protester; a crank and a hermit saint. He was avidly anti-slavery and avidly pro-nature. Often dismissed during his lifetime, today he has become the revered patron of ecology and non-violent civil disobedience. Thoreau’s writings of the 1840s remain astonishly prescient and imaginative today. Sunday (Nov. 26) we will dive deeply into this amazing work, using a delivery created by our congregant Clark Olsen and featuring the music of Thoreau’s contemporary Franz Peter Schubert.
“Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises? If we do not keep the pace set by our companions, perhaps it is because we hear a different drummer. Let us step the music which we hear, however measured or far away.”

Sunday, December 3,  9:15am & 11:15am
Digging Back In
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
While Americans struggle with division and disparity, some people are finding hope with renewed interest in the case for
progressive government that puts the common good first. It’s time to dig back in

Sunday, December 10,  9:15am & 11:15am
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister

Sunday, December 17,  9:15am & 11:15am
When There is Hope in Resistance
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
We will reflect on Hanukkah as the classic story of resistance and the wisdom it has to offer us as we consider what it means to offer resistance today.

Sunday, December 24,  SINGLE SERVICE  11:15am   Christmas Eve
Christmas Pageant
RE Staff

Sunday, December 24,  9pm        Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service
Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister

Sunday, December 31,  SINGLE SERVICE   11:15am  
Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, Associate Minister