Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker

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

LISTEN: 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 … 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

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