2019 SERMON ARCHIVES
So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Good Night
by Patricia Lindgren | December 29, 2019
End of Year Report from Board President
Sharing a Season of Joy
by Rev. Terry Sims | December 22, 2019
Compassion is often defined as suffering with another, but the roots of the word also show that it can mean feeling with another. In this season of holidays, we hope not only to find some joy for ourselves, but to share joy with our neighbors and the world.
Compassion: The Virtue of Being Human
by Rev. Terry Sims | December 1, 2019
All the world’s wisdom traditions teach compassion as the highest virtue. But that is only the recognition of a universal human capacity to feel with others. In that capacity lies the hope that humankind and the humanity within us.
Know Your Place
by Amy St. Peter | November 24, 2019
Over the years, some of us have been taught to know our place as a way of keeping us in place. A mindfulness of moments can take us beyond the deeper within our place. What is our place as UUs and how does this help us to build a shared vision and mission?
No One Else
by Rev. Terry Sims | November 17, 2019
It is true that each of us has a unique mission in life because each of us is unique. But there is a difference between a determination to do what we are in a unique position to do and grandiosity which is believing that only we can do it.
Answering that question depends on what the mission is, of course. As is written in both the Quran and the Talmud: “The person who saves one human life, it is as if (that person) has saved the whole of humanity.”
If dreams are too small, obstacles can seem too big. To keep moving forward, maybe we should increase the size of our vision to give it fantastic proportion in order to shrink the relative size of what stands in our way.
Practicing Freedom Together
Some Good in the World
For All the People
Why Democracy Matters
Restoring Covenant After Promises are Broken
The Promise of Power and the Power of Promise
The Purpose of Promises
My Favorite Transcendentalist
African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote 1850 1920
Called to Believe or To Be
Optimist, Pessimist or Realist - which describes you best?
Humility and Love: The Powerful Lessons from Harm Reduction and Needle Exchanges
Transcending Life’s Vicissitudes: Lessons From A Teacher, A Tailor, and Hemingway
Dumbo, Bumblebee, and George Bailey
The Power of One and the Necessity of Community
Our Church in Our Words
Theology in a Pluralistic World
Transcending Ego to Live in Mystery
Touching the Transcendent
The Controversial Controversy
Getting Saved Together
Salvation in this Lifetime
Salvation as Integration
Life – The Grand Improvisation Part II
Is Honesty a Relative Virtue?
Truth, Perspective, and (Mis)understanding
Life-The Grand Improvisation Part I
Trust and Letting Go
The Art of Letting Go
Angels of Grace
Feeling Hungry, Feeding our Souls
But for Grace
Luck, Grace and Spiritual Sight
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