Pandemic Heroes or Unwilling Martyrs?

While some people are being hailed as heroes of the pandemic (food service people, medical and healthcare personnel, teachers, delivery people, etc.), they may more accurately be called unwilling martyrs. What is our responsibility toward those among us whose sacrifices and risks are much higher than what many others face?

Why I Am a Christian (and a Humanist and Maybe a Heretic)

Being a part of a non-creedal faith, does not mean that we can believe whatever we want—nor does it mean that we believe nothing at all. Rather, it means that we arrive at our own beliefs and religious identities through what Ralph Waldo Emerson called “life passed through the fire of thought.” In this sermon, Rev. Magaw will explore his own faith, life, fire, and thought.


In a world where everyone seems to be shouting, have we forgotten how to listen? Or have we ever really known how to listen well? Why is this skill critically important, and what can we do to improve our listening–both to one another and to the many sounds that surround us? This service will address these questions and will offer some opportunities for listening.

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.