Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker

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.

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.  

You Will Be Found

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

The Heartbeat of Trees

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

An Acute Case of the Present Tense- On Not Regretting Regret

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

Simply Pray

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

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

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

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