Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker

Spirit of the Sun Solstice Circle

Thursday, June 21, 12:30 p.m. Family friendly, 20-30 minutes Join us in the church’s back garden for an earth-based Solstice Circle to celebrate the longest day. Bring a drum or noisemaker if you have one. Be part of the festivities of “Making Music Day” on the diamond and stroll over during the lunch hour. We … Continued

Unsung Hero of An Uncommon Denomination: Abner Kneeland, Heretic

LISTEN: READ HERE Some know him as “The Last Man Jailed for Blasphemy.” Abner Kneeland was a Universalist  minister and social reformer who spoke out against strident religion, and who advocated equal rights for women and blacks, supported interracial marriage and birth control – in the 1820s, mind you! No wonder he was said to … Continued

Dreaming God or God Dreaming

LISTEN: READ HERE In our society, and especially in the political sphere, we hear subtle and not so subtle claims to being “Godly.” In this morning’s service, will  explore  a provocative theological question posed by a 14-year-old UU some years ago in his Coming of Age Credo statement:  “Are we dreaming God during our waking … Continued

The Gardener, the Garden, and Creation

LISTEN: READ HERE Flower Communion Sunday – bring a flower for our sharing ceremony With poetic interludes offered by P. Todd Fox. In her famed collection, “The Wild Iris,” former US poet laureate Louise Glück casts her poems about flowers as representations of the human lifespan from several narrative viewpoints: a Godlike creator speaking to … Continued

Patching Chindis: On Brokenness

LISTEN: RAMA BOLO: READ HERE Among the multitude of  Hindu deities, there is a   goddess named “Akhilandeshvari” – the “Never Not Broken Goddess.”  She is anything but frail, though – she carries a trident and rides in on a crocodile!  As humans, we are also “never-not-broken,” yet how do you relate to our brokenness? Do … Continued

Inequality for All

LISTEN: READ HERE Why should we care about other people’s lack if we have plenty? In a society where the 1% and the 99% have become increasingly polarized and a callousness has set in to our culture, we are urgently called (now more than ever) to co-create “fusion coalitions” to combat inequality of all types. … Continued

I’m Nobody, Who Are You?

LISTEN: READ HERE Famed Unitarian minister Ralph Waldo Emerson once remarked “A great man is always willing to be little.” On this Easter Sunday morning, we will explore the topic of “humility.” What does it mean, or might it mean to be a “somebody” and a “nobody” in the age of YouTube channels, fake news, … Continued

Waiting for the Ice Cream Truck

LISTEN: READ HERE Do things really happen “for a reason?” In a message tailor-made for the fabled Ides of March (best watch your step on the 15th!), we’ll explore the challenge of living deliberately in an often-random world. When our lives tilt in directions we had not expected and fault lines open under our feet, … Continued

Nevertheless, She Persisted

LISTEN: READ HERE In the Purim story from Jewish tradition, Queen Esther risks her life to save her people. She does this by harnessing her courage and breaking her silence to speak a dangerous truth about her own identity. In this sermon at the outset of Women’s History Month, we’ll  connect Esther’s story to contemporary … Continued

The ½ That Makes Us Whole: A Sermon for the Start of Lent

READ HERE How are we made whole? The “1/2” in this sermon stands as a symbol of our incomplete natures, and the need for our human bodies to be made whole in relation to something beyond the physical. This may be something deep and meaningful, or something rational or something mystical involving a ritual or … Continued