Services

New Beginnings

LISTEN: Words on how we can look at the New Year with fresh ideas, and combat swollen heads with swelling hearts.

Spirit of Life, Come Unto Us

READ HERE It is safe to say that Hymn #123, Spirit of Life, is as close to a UU theme song as we have in our tradition.  The hymn resonates. UUs seem to “get” this song and the “inner conversation” it invites with whatever we identify as the Spirit that moves us, sings within us, … Continued

Heavenly Peace

LISTEN: READ HERE Christmas Eve Concert and Candlelight Service Choir concert at 5:00 p.m.  Service at 5:30 p.m. “Heavenly Peace” One of the most cherished Christmas hymns, “Silent Night,” turns 200 this year. For some, the line, “Sleep in heavenly peace,” is the most moving and relevant to their personal lives and to the state … Continued

God Got A Dog

LISTEN: A Virtual Blessing of the Animals! Homily: “God Got A Dog” Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker On this holiday Sunday, we will create an altar of artifacts of your pets, past and present and participate in a blessing ritual. Please bring collars, leashes, photos, toys, and other pet ephemera to the service. DO NOT BRING … Continued

What’s Wrong With Doing Good?

LISTEN: The holidays are a time of charity and doing good, but this talk will ask us to consider the limits of charity and other forms of social do-gooding.  It will also raise the possibility of alternatives that can address the core problems that charitable giving seeks to solve.

The 23rd PsaIm: I Shall Not Want

READ HERE In this sermon, during the Jewish festival of Chanukah, we’ll explore the universal appeal of the 23rd Psalm and the ways in which it serves as a portable shrine and touchstone of comfort for people of all beliefs, including UUs.

The Puritans and Us

LISTEN: This service is about sex, politics, and religion. Enough said.

Let’s Be Grateful

Come join us in a circle service of gratitude in the Arthur Room to celebrate our gratitude.  

Two Copper Coins: On Making an Effort

LISTEN: READ HERE Gratitude Sunday In the Parable of the Widow’s Mite, an impoverished woman tosses two copper coins into the Treasury. Is this meager or   substantial? Can we applaud her contribution or do we view it as   insufficient? Is it enough to  create a feeling of abundance and gratitude? This morning, we will explore … Continued

Passage From India

LISTEN: The famed poet, Rabindranath Tagore reminds us that “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” In the sermon of       reflections of her time in community in Jabalpur India, Rev. Robin will  share her journey of heart, spirit, and service. Oil lamps, surprises, joys,    sorrows, and blessings await.