Why Church, Why Now?

In a bygone era, it was assumed that almost everyone would belong to a religious community of one kind or another, but that assumption no longer holds as more and more people are unchurched. What are the real benefits of going to church and what does it mean to be a member of a congregation … Continued

Sabbath Wisdom

The idea of a “day of rest” may seem quaint and outdated–especially in a world that appears to be on fire. But, if we are to be functional and at least somewhat effective as bringers of justice and compassion, we need a day of rest more than ever before. How can we make room for … Continued

Time for an 8th Principle?

As Unitarian Universalists we covenant, affirm and promote seven principles. As we pursue the work of creating Beloved Community, can we benefit from the guidance and inspiration of a proposed 8th principle? Join the Sunnyhill Beloved Conversations Team as they share the history of the ever-evolving Seven Principles and introduce the proposed 8th Principle: “Journeying … Continued

The Wisdom of Trees

Especially during the pandemic, I have found myself reading more about trees and relating to them more deeply. What do trees have to teach us about community and how to live in healthy relationship with one another? Please join me for an exploration of trees’ quiet wisdom.

Imagine That!

Dean will explore the ways that we combine imagination, memory and creativity to bring meaning to our lives.  The service will feature Dean’s favorite storytelling form, poetry.

Butterflies and Dandelions: My Own Coming of Age

DRE Jennifer McGlothin reflects on the last decade of service to Sunnyhill and her own path to spiritual awakening, which is grounded in the resilience and interdependence found in the natural world.

Because I Knew You

Dolph reflects on his journey from a childhood poisoned by racial slurs and hate speech to the moments, interactions, and friends that guided him toward understanding and compassion for all.

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 … Continued

Lost In America Again

Longtime Sunnyhill member Jean Furlan will be sharing her experience of taking three solo road trips in celebrations of her 50th, 60th and 70th birthdays. Her service will describe the physical beauty of the United States and explore how Jean found meaning in solitude and nature- which is affirming risk-taking as a way to independence.

Beyond Self-Reliance

This sermon examines the tension between self-reliance, as famously espoused by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the attributes needed to achieve the goal of the beloved community.