The Gift of Presence

Sometimes the best and greatest present we can give someone else, especially someone who is suffering, is simply our presence—not offering advice or platitudes—but just being there as a listening, caring presence. How do we go about doing this work with one another? 

Finding My Home at Sunnyhill

Martha was a member of this year’s sermon writing class facilitated by Rev. Magaw. In this sermon, Martha will share reflections about her religious journey, from her Methodist upbringing in the South to eventually finding her spiritual home here at Sunnyhill. 

Life’s Not Fair

Life’s not fair—everyone has felt this way. Is there a part of our Unitarian Universalist tradition that can help us get through the feelings that go with this thought process? (Julie Ann wrote this sermon as a member of the sermon writing class facilitated by Rev. Jim this year.) 

What is Unitarian Universalism?

Unitarian Universalism is sometimes wrongly described as not having its own theology. Although it’s true that there is a great deal of theological diversity within our congregations, we do have our own unique theology—both historically and contemporarily. This service will provide an overview of Unitarian Universalist theology and why it is important to us and to our world. (Family Promise designated offering.) 

Living Within the Constraints of Time

One of the primary challenges we face as human beings is the fact that we do not have an unlimited amount of time—there are only 24 hours in each day, and we are alive for only decades at best. How do we deal with this challenge in a positive and life-affirming way?