2021 Sermons

  • “A Shared Faith / Water Communion”

    Religion is an attempt to connect with indescribable mystery. Alone it is difficult to put into words to what we know deep down; together we develop our beliefs by sharing them with one another. This Sunday we celebrate the beloved UU ritual of Water Communion. If you have collected water from your adventures this past year, please bring it for the ritual. If you have water to contribute to the ritual, but are unable to participate in person contact Rev. Kent to arrange to drop it off at Tapestry.

    Rev. Kent Doss
    September 12, 2021

  • “Reasons for Unitarianism”

    In 1819 William Ellery Channing preached the sermon that defined Unitarianism as a distinct tradition. This Sunday we revisit his revolutionary commitment to reason and how it set the course of our faith to become who we are today.

    Rev. Kent Doss
    September 5, 2021

  • “Memorable Meals”

    Between celebrating holidays, building romance, or remembering those who have died, meals shared with others mark some of the most significant moments in our lives. This Sunday Tapestry members will speak about some of their most memorable meals.

    Tapestry Members
    August 29, 2021

  • “The Round Table”

    With an array of international cuisines, vegetarian delicacies, and home cooking innovations the dining options are endless. Each of those options has impacts beyond our dinner plate. This Sunday we explore some of the how and the why of ethical eating.

    Rev. Kent Doss
    August 22, 2021

  • “How I learned non-violent Communication!”

    The world works better when we can interact in an accepting way with the people with whom we come in contact. It's not easy, but it is worth it! This Sunday’s worship service focuses on making certain that we interact with others in a spirit of generosity, knowing that we all make mistakes, occasionally say things that don't come out right, and even hold ideas that are contrary to the listener's beliefs and understanding.

    Rev. Karen Stoyanoff
    August 15, 2021

  • “Sharing One Cup”

    Communion means a lot of different things. One of the central ideas is a symbol of unity. This Sunday we consider how we navigate the pull between individualism and unity at Tapestry and in our lives.

    Rev. Kent Doss
    August 8, 2021

  • “Beyond the Last Supper”

    This Sunday we explore this history of the Christian ritual of communion and how its meaning evolved within Unitarianism and Universalism. Is there room for it today? What if we use flowers or water instead of bread and wine?

    Rev. Kent Doss
    August 1, 2021