2017 Sermons

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“Hear the Earth Call”
For a long, long time courageous people have spoken up for the needs of our fragile planet. This Sunday we celebrate the history of environmentalism as we remember our own efforts for are part of a long and powerful tradition.
Rev. Kent Doss
April 23, 2017

“Wake Now My Senses”
Our beloved hymn, “Wake Now My Senses” tells of a reawakening of faith. This Easter Sunday we celebrate the renewal of Spring with the Unitarian Universalist ritual of flower communion. If you can, please bring a flower from your home to help build our shared ritual.
Worship Associate: Sheryl Hagen
April 16, 2017

“The Web of Creation”
April is Climate Justice month at Tapestry. This Sunday we reflect on the interdependence of life. There is both comfort and responsibility in knowing we are all in this together.
Rev. Kent Doss
April 9, 2017

“Everyday Heroes for Environmental Advocacy”
Everyday heroes for environmental advocacy do not need to be wealthy and powerful to have an impact. We see examples of these heroes all around us. How can we follow their example to become the heroes we need to protect our environment?
Glenn Pascal
April 2, 2017

“Day Language/Night Language”
Our Unitarian Universalist tradition embraces scientific discovery, ancient religious traditions, and personal experience of the transcendent as sources of truth. Perhaps our greatest balancing act as a religious tradition is ability to incorporate fundamentally different types of truth, all of which point to a deeper understanding of our world.
Rev. Kent Doss
March 19, 2017

“What The Bleep Do We Do Now?”
A look at the reality of our congregational life in light the profound changes in our national landscape. How can we welcome the new visitors, anxious for community? What is the hopeful message we can speak in anxious times?
Arvid Straube
March 12, 2017

“Syphrosony and the Scales of Justice”
Syphrosony is the ancient Greek concept of personal fulfillment through temperance, moderation, and prudence. This Sunday we consider our desire for personal balance as we confront injustice in the world around us.
Rev. Kent Doss
March 5, 2017

“Respecting the Border”
Rev. Kent Doss
February 26, 2017

Rev. Kent Doss
February 19, 2017

“Perspectives on Relationships”
Nikky, Paul, Nikki and Jean
February 12, 2017

“Respecting the Border”
We believe that human diversity is a powerful force for creating good in our world. This Sunday we will talk about respecting difference, even when we don’t know exactly how to respond.
Rev. Kent Doss
February 5, 2017

“Dreams of the Heart: A Meditation on Martin Luther King, Jr”
Martin Luther King, Jr. should have turned eighty-seven today. Instead he was cut down by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. This month here at Tapestry we are considering facets of the jewel that is courage. It might be helpful to pause and to consider Dr King, his dream, and what it means to us today.
Rev. James Ishmael Ford
January 15, 2017

“What is Religion?”
Our guest speaker is Dick Whitaker the founder of Green Forests Work (or GFW) which is an organization dedicated to reforestation of reclaimed mining areas. In other words, they plant trees in compromised lands to bring them back into healthy and productive native forests. He is also involved with the Newfoundland Labrador Fracking Awareness Network, a non-partisan network of organizations and individuals who have serious concerns about the potential risks of fracking used in oil and gas exploration and development in Newfoundland and Labrador. He will share with us some insights into his involvement in these two areas and how he incorporates them into his viewpoint of “What Is Religion?”
January 8, 2017

“The Courage to Change”
Whether we strive to break old habits or create new ones, making a change takes courage. This Sunday we welcome the new year by reflecting on the serenity prayer and celebrating the power that we each have to create change in our lives.
Rev. Kent Doss
January 1, 2017