The Alchemy of Connection
Pastor Karen Richter | September 24, 2023
Text: Mirabai Starr’s Wild Mercy
Sexuality Education as Ministry
Pastor Karen Richter | September 17, 2023
Text: Our Whole Lives values
“Who am I? Who are we together?”
Pastor Karen Richter | September 10, 2023
Text: Howard Thurman on radical amazement
Kaden Sheffield | September 3, 2023
Counting the Fingers of God
Larry Lorenzen | August 27, 2023
The Meaning of Divine Numbers
Climate and the Human Perspective
Emily Whitmore | August 20, 2023
There is a false dichotomy of naive hope vs. doom mongering nihilistic despair when it comes to climate change. Popular culture has conditioned us to expect and accept the worst, that almost every movie or TV show or book or video game that takes place in the future just assumes we’re going to live in an apocalyptic dystopia. Sometimes we can feel like we’re passive movie “extras” in real life. But we can do the work to change things, because that’s what humanity does best.
Lynn Melby | August 13, 2023
The Challenge to Construct a Self
Readings will be from Mother Teresa and Thich Nhat Hanh.
Brooke Gaunt | August 6, 2023
Tikkun in Fellowship
Rabbi Dana Kaplan, Temple Beth Shalom | July 30, 2023
The Jewish concept of Tikkun calls us to work toward the healing and transformation of the world. How might we practice Tikkun within the fellowship of the congregation and our wider communities?
Love Is A Verb
Janine Gelsinger, UUJAZ | July 24, 2023
Talking about social justice is not the same as taking action for social justice. Saying we “Side With Love” isn’t enough – it doesn’t make a difference in anyone’s else’s life when we don a yellow T-shirt. So how do we discern what truly moves us forward towards change and what obstructs change? We celebrate shared change-making by Unitarian Universalists across Arizona who demonstrate through their everyday actions that Love is a Verb.
Say It Now
Juliet Gustavson | July 16, 2023
We are not self-made. How can we relish, enjoy and acknowledge the gifts from those who have helped shape us into the people we are today, and why is that important?
A Computer Wrote this Sermon
UU Chaplain Emrys Staton| July 9, 2023
A look into the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence and its growing impact on our lives.
Amy St. Peter | July 2, 2023
For all their different plots, characters and settings, most stories have these two words in common, the end. All our lives are seemingly full of endings, the end of careers, ailments, relationships, and even lives. In our own congregation, we face the end of one ministry as we stand on the cusp of another. What do these endings mean? Are they really the end?
Visions of Interfaith
Dr. Albert Celoza | June 25, 2023
In 1958 Huston Smith first published his pioneering book The World’s Religions. It’s been reviewed as venerable, intelligent, clearly written, and reflecting the positive spirit behind the world’s religions. In 2010 a book titled God is Not One by religion scholar Stephen Prothero took a theme different from Smith’s. He assumed that the world’s religions are in perpetual rivalry with one another. Dr. Celoza proposes Visions of Interfaith — Is it Huston Smith’s or Stephen Prothero’s?
Where Have All the Father’s Gone?
Dr. Albert Celoza | June 18, 2023
A Soldier’s Tale
Jim Reay | May 28, 2023
Earth Day and Earth-Centered Spirituality
Darren Reale | April 23, 2023
Amy St. Peter | March 26, 2023
To Resolve or Not to Resolve
Sharon Moore| February 26, 2023
Seasons, Evangelists, and the Power of Healing in Community
Paige Rappleye | February 5, 2023
Don’t let the title scare you. Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show won’t be in the parking lot to heal you with a touch. But some powerful testimony will be shared, and you may leave with more questions than answers. Laugh, cry, and perhaps even be born again?
What Illuminates Your Life?
Jim Reay | January 1, 2023
New Year’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to assess life’s blessings and consider future aspirations.
Golden Rule Sunday
Rebecca Riggs | October 30, 2022
Lifting Our Voices
Amy St. Peter | October 16, 2022