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.
Rev. Bruce C. Taylor
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.
When people think of Christmas, they often remember Charles Dickens and “A Christmas Carol”. Did you know that Dickens was a Unitarian? This Sunday, we will learn how Dickens’ experience of Unitarianism influenced his social conscience and views on human nature.
Our Seven Principles describe essential values we agree on. Our covenant provides us a space for living them out – but how? With our different beliefs, emotional styles, and ideas about worship, shall we favor one approach over another? Attempt “balance” by splitting the difference? … read more.
Unitarian Universalism “works” because of shared values, rather than a fixed set of beliefs. But given our diverse theological perspectives, how shall we communicate? Words can divide us or bring us together. Today’s sermon probes the use of “God-talk”, its promise and pitfalls, to encourage … read more.
Today’s service falls just before Samhain, the ancient seasonal festival that marks the end of harvest time. This harvest includes both the fruits of the Earth, and the memories of loved ones who continue to bless and hold us. In today’s service, we will honor … read more.