Speaker: Rev. Bruce C. Taylor

The Inner Work of Change

Flower Communion Service

Please bring a flower to share during our service.

The seasons turn; our life circumstances change. But the
events that signal these changes are just the “tip of the iceberg”, the visible
parts of a deeper process. Today, we will explore the inward, spiritual work of
change … read more.

In God’s Image

In the creation story of Genesis, man and woman are created
in the image and likeness of God. Our own Unitarian Universalist traditions retain
traces of this exalted view of human nature. Today’s service explores the hope
and challenge of an imago dei
theology. How does the sacred reveal … read more.

Practices of Presence

What makes us human is the quality of our
encounters. Many of us live with divided attention: multi-tasking, running on
auto-pilot, living in the past or future. What would it be like to be fully
present to ourselves, to one another, to beauty, to the richness of the
everyday … read more.

Between Hosanna and Hallelujah

Between the Hosannas of Palm Sunday and the
Alleluias of Easter morning, there is life-or-death struggle – toward what
purpose? For too many people, the cross has served to justify suffering and
even sanctify violence. But Jesus proclaimed a gospel of love and non-violence,
both in the way he … read more.

Poetry as a Way In: Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver, one of America’s best-loved poets, passed away in January at the age of 83. Her poems have been read frequently in the context of Unitari-an Universalist worship. Today’s service celebrates Mary Oliver’s poetry and its continuing appeal to Unitarian Universalists.

Walking With You Is My Prayer

This faith community is more than a collection of people. It’s a religious body, created and sustained by covenant. Your covenant is more than a spoken formula. It’s your DNA, providing continuity from one generation to the next. Today’s service explores the nature and importance of a covenant for us as a UU congregation.

What Are We Waiting For?

Advent is the season of hope. As Mary was expecting her child, the people of Israel were waiting for a new leader to rise up, to put an end to oppression and usher in an era of peace. Today’s sermon considers this perennial hope and … read more.