Amazing Grace: How Sweet the Sound

Author Anne Lamott tells us, “Grace meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us.” In this first of four sermons on the theme of “Amazing Grace,” we will reflect on the meaning and implications of grace as a theological concept and as a way of living. Service will be … Continued

Courage and Improvisation

Jazz legend Miles Davis once famously said: “It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note – it’s the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong.” Jazz encourages and requires moving forward without entirely knowing where you are going. How might this kind of thinking play out in the rest of … Continued

The Myth of Polarization

Conventional thinking puts forth the idea that our current political situation has been caused by the right going further to the right and the left going further to the left. But a closer look reveals a different truth. Why is it important to push back against calls for centrism for centrism’s sake? Service will be … Continued

Growing Orbits

One powerful metaphor for growth has to do with living our lives in ever-growing orbits–passing over familiar territory again and again but gaining broader insights and perspectives with each orbit. How can we make use of this model for personal and institutional growth and transformation? Service will be streamed online and the church will be … Continued

Widening the Circle from the Margins

Older models of religion were based on assimilation–drawing people on the outside closer to the center. But today, as we grow the circle wider, we’re not necessarily all going to look alike or think alike, which means that our growing edges will always be on the margins. What does this kind of widening of the … Continued

Wisdom for Our Times

In an era of uncertainty, disease, and social, political and economic volatility, it is good to remember some of the enduring wisdom that has helped inspire and sustain humankind. This service will look at several wisdom stories and what they might mean for us today. Service will be streamed online and the church will be … Continued

Religious Freedom

The recent hostage-taking situation at a synagogue in Texas illustrates some of the current challenges certain religious groups face in our country. Although our nation was founded on the principle of religious freedom, the reality has been less than free for many. Service will be streamed online and the church will be open for limited … Continued

Abolition Then and Now

Our Unitarian and Universalist forbears were among the leaders of the abolitionist movement of the 19th century, though many were reluctant to get on board. What would it be like to be in the forefront of the abolitionist movements of the 21st century? Service will be streamed online and the church will be open for … Continued

The Purpose of Life

In a world that often seems chaotic and sometimes pointless, is there any greater purpose to be found? If so, what might it be and how do we go about finding it for ourselves and our communities? Service will be streamed online and the church will be open for limited capacity with RSVP’s.

Road to Hell or Fresh Start?

Making New Year’s resolutions can be a double-edged sword. While stating one’s intentions is often a good thing, it’s also been said that “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” How can we make the best use of our intentions for ourselves and our world? Service will be streamed online and the church … Continued