2018 Sermons

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"The Wisdom of Community"

In preparation for our Annual Meeting, this Sunday we will explore how wisdom flourishes when we trust one another and discuss what is important to us. The democratic process that we use to govern our congregation is rooted in our deepest understanding of the sacred.
Rev. Kent Doss

June 10, 2018

"TMI - Too Much Information"

With Siri and Alexa at our beck and call, our lives are awash in information. It might even be too much. This sermon will explore the difference between information and wisdom, and some of the frameworks for making meaning out of the surplus of data in our lives.
John Bloom-Ramirez

June 17, 2018

"The Wisdom of Community"

In preparation for our Annual Meeting, this Sunday we will explore how wisdom flourishes when we trust one another and discuss what is important to us. The democratic process that we use to govern our congregation is rooted in our deepest understanding of the sacred.
Rev. Kent Doss

June 10, 2018

"Sophia, Holy Wisdom"

This Sunday we will explore how wisdom was understood and celebrated in the ancient world and how it evolved over the centuries. The gap between Socrates and All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten may not be as big as you think.
Rev. Kent Doss

June 3, 2018

"Serving Those Forgotten or Invisible"

War is not easy, and it takes a toll on our soldiers' spirits. Do the ideas of Beloved Community extend to veterans, past and present?
John Bloom-Ramirez

May 27, 2018

"Draw the Circle Wide"

We know the strategy of thinking globally and acting locally. We know that in our community we hope to welcome an ever-expanding circle of neighbors. This sermon will explore the expansive nature of Beloved Community, the dream that keeps on growing.
Rev. Kent Doss

May 20, 2018

"The Weapon of Nonviolence"

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the person who wields it." This Sunday we celebrate the fierce love of motherhood and reflect on the fierce love of nonviolent resistance.
Rev. Kent Doss

May 13, 2018

"A Universalist Liberation"

Universalism tells us that our salvation is tied up together. More and more, justice movements are teaching us our liberation is mutual. This Sunday we will explore the interconnection between different types of oppressions, and celebrate the possibility of our mutual liberation.
Rev. Kent Doss

May 6, 2018

"Buckle Up and Keep Breathing"

Career changes, spiritual awakenings, aging, parenting, educational pursuits, we have a great deal of experience with transformation in our community. This Sunday two Tapestry members share their experience of transformation, and how you might navigate your own.
Kara Corbin-Lickfett and Marle Chen

April 29, 2018

Earth Day Celebration

April 22, 2018

"Never Turning Back"

Transformation is different from small-scale change. Transformation often makes it impossible to return to the original state of things. This Sunday we explore the beauty of moving forward and the sometimes scary reality of never turning back.
Rev. Kent Doss

April 15, 2018

"Denial is not a River in Egypt"

Nothing in nature is still or static. Like the currents of a river, change happens whether or not we want it to. By avoiding currents, or worse, damming our river, could we be interrupting our own metamorphosis? Our own transformation? Like dropping a stone in a river, the results can have deep ripples in our lives.

April 8, 2018

"New Beginnings"

Rev. Kent Doss

April 1, 2018

"Celebration Sunday"

Today we celebrate and conclude our annual pledge drive, themed “Forward Together.” Everyone will deposit their pledge cards in the collection baskets to support our wonderful spiritual community as we celebrate our milestone achievement of owning our own building.

March 25, 2018

"Fools for Love"

Rev. Kent Doss

March 18, 2018

"Community Can Be Holy Now"

Kevin Jagoe, Guest Speaker

March 11, 2018

"Humble Pie"

Rev. Kent Doss

March 4, 2018

"Loving the Body Electric"

Reflecting on a beloved Walt Whitman poem, this Sunday we celebrate the beauty of human bodies and the joy they can bring to our lives.
Rev. Kent Doss

February 25, 2018

"Loving-Kindness"

Rev. Kent Doss

February 18, 2018

"Voluntary Association"

John Bloom Ramirez

February 11, 2018

"Taming the Fox: the Discipline of Love"

In our fast-paced world of convenience, it is easy to forget that the most valuable things in life take work. This Sunday we reflect on the dedication and persistence that love often requires. We will also consider some of the older traditions of love and friendship, and how they might be revitalized for our 21st Century lives.
Rev. Kent Doss

February 4, 2018

"My Passion, My Action"

Tapestry members share their thoughts about justice and activism.

January 28, 2018

“A Unitarian Universalist Crossing”

Unitarian Universalism is not a Christian denomination, but there are individual Christian UUs and we come out of a Christian history. This Sunday, we will reflect on our historical connection to and growth away from Christianity. We will also consider how we embrace our Christian UUs, and respect our religious neighbors.

Rev. Kent Doss
January 21, 2018

“MLK: A Legacy and a Challenge”

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential figures in the history of the United States. As we celebrate his legacy and how far we have come, we will also reach for the beloved community that we have yet to fully realize.

Rev. Kent Doss
January 14, 2018