Monthly Archives: December 2015

Sermon: Great Expectations (text & audio)

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
It’s not long after a child is old enough to be up on her or his feet and running around that we adults discover that we possess the most powerful curative known to humankind. We call it, “the boo-boo kiss.” Right? You know how it is: up the child walks with big tears and loud cries after a hard fall, and you gather them and make sympathetic noises. “Where does it hurt?” you ask. He or she points to the spot, and you kiss it. “Is that better?” you ask, and the child gives you a solemn nod. Click on the title to continue reading and/or to listen…

Sermon: While We Were Making Other Plans

Rev. Mark Ward, Lead Minister
Some years ago, the story goes, there was worrying among members of the council of New College, of Oxford, England about the state of their buildings. It seems that an inspector had been poking around the ancient oak beams of the roof of the dining hall and discovered that they were full of beetles. Despite its name, New College was actually one of the oldest colleges of Oxford, founded in 1379, and truly an architectural marvel. But as with all things it had deteriorated with time. And now that they looked at the massive roof beams council members were dismayed: Where on earth would they find beams of that caliber in today’s marketplace? Click on the sermon title to continue reading…

The Scoop: Give a Little – Give a Gobble

UUCA’s ThanksGIVING dinner and gathering was a beautiful event filled with kindness, compassion, and warmth. Dinner was shared by 75 individuals including some folks from Helpmate and AHOPE Day Center. Turkey, side dishes, salads, and desserts were enjoyed by all. So many thanks to those who volunteered to help with the various tasks leading up
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