Rev. Jay Abernathy

Walking Together: Connecting Past, Present, and Future

We UUs do not have a creed; rather, we agree to “walk together,” a phrase as old as the oldest New England churches. The metaphor emphasizes our freedom but also delivers a much more subtle message about discipline and self-restraint. Let us walk together this Sunday after Thanksgiving. I suspect we all need the exercise.

Thanks, But No Thanks: Freedom and Discipline

This service will explore how freedom is not as much a right as it is a goal and a challenge. During this Thanksgiving holiday, perhaps it is appropriate not to be grateful for freedom but to be thankful for the opportunity to strive for freedom. As William Ellery Channing, one or our UU “saints,” put … Continued

The Other Side of Thanksgiving: Humility

One of Sunnyhill’s many gifts to Eileen and me was the joy of giving thanks during worship, social activities, and personal connections.  We found Sunnyhill to be a positive, affirming, and supportive group—on the whole.  Before you pat yourselves on the back so hard you strain something, the other side of thanksgiving deserves mention.  We … Continued