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.
Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker
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
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.
READ HERE Stewardship Celebration Sunday What does it mean to “belong” to a tribe, a community, a family, a church? One of the most rewarding aspects of belonging is the sense of having found a home and in turn, of being found, supported, and accepted as we are. In this sermon to celebrate our stewardship … Continued
LISTEN: READ HERE In his masterwork, Walden, Henry David Thoreau explained that he “went to the woods to live deliberately.” In this sermon, we’ll explore what it might mean to live in a deliberate and conscious relationship with the sacred natural world. How do we and can we help Nature thrive and protect it through … Continued
READ HERE We often hear sages and wisdom teachers exhort us to “be in the moment.” Are “moments” what life is all about? Or, do these words from Stephen Sondheim ring truer?: “Oh if life were made of moments, Even now and then a bad one; But if life were only moments, Then you’d never know … Continued
In this service, we’ll explore a simple and unique modern spiritual practice with an inclusive understanding of the sacred and deep roots in all of the world religions. Using a small “mala” of prayer beads (which will be made by you) participants will follow a centering process to develop a contemplative language free of any … Continued
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
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 be … Continued
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