Join us on Sunday morning for our Ingathering and Water Ceremony Service as we start a new worship year at First Church Unitarian Universalist. The Water Ceremony is a tradition where we bring water from the places we’ve visited during our time away where our … read more.
Rev. Bruce C. Taylor
For many centuries and in many cul-tures, dreams have served as a source of spiritual guidance and healing. What are dreams, what kind of truth do they contain, and how can we benefit from them in our waking life?
Unitarian Universalism is part of a larger, free church tradition. As such we are self-governing and self-supporting. What does it mean to be a free church? What is this freedom to which we aspire, and how does it transform lives?
Traveling in Wales, I was surprised to learn that there are 13 Unitarian chapels clustered within a 20-mile radius in the county of Ceredigion. Today’s sermon will trace the development of Unitarianism in Wales, and explore connections with the Unitarian Universalist movement in our own … read more.
Easter and Passover draw attention to the connections between Christianity and Judaism, two faiths that represent a significant part of our Unitarian Universalist heritage. Today’s sermon considers liberation as a common thread that sustains faith communities in the present and fuels a powerful vision of … read more.
The word ‘friend’ covers a multitude of meanings, ranging from a connection in social media (just a screen tap or mouse-click away) to a lifelong union of kindred souls. This Sunday, we consider the significance of friendship in its many forms, and how the virtues … read more.
Born in the segregated South, Howard Thurman lived out his vision of God as the power of love dwelling at the heart of life. In the process, he served as a spiritual mentor to gen-erations of social reformers, including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, … read more.
The natural world, of which we are a part, gives many examples of how to survive, live together, and flourish. Today’s service takes the special relationship between the “three sisters” – corn, beans, and squash – and their life giving relationship with human beings as … read more.
Chogyam Trungpa, the Buddhist teacher, wrote a pithy and some-times funny essay on the “manure of experience”. The events of our lives, all those moments we judge to be good or bad, all our successes and our failures, all this stuff, can provide rich nourishment … read more.
On New Year’s Eve Sunday, members of our church took part in a labyrinth ritual to let go of unwanted life patterns and experiences, and give voice to aspirations for the new year. Now, on the first Sunday of this new year, we reflect on … read more.