2019 Sermons

  • “Cleaning Out Our Closets”

    Some pieces of our identity are obvious; other pieces we may hide beneath the surface. This Sunday, in recognition of National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11), we explore strategies of speaking our truth and sharing our full self with the world.

    Rev. Kent Doss
    October 13, 2019

  • “All Creatures of the Earth and Sky (Blessing of the Animals)”

    Today we reflect on the wisdom and inherent value of the non-human world. There will be a special blessing for our animal friends. You are welcome to bring pets with you, or bring a picture or memento to symbolize them. There will be space outside for animals and their people to sit together during the service.

    Rev. Kent Doss
    October 6, 2019

  • “Love Will Guide Us”

    Love will guide us, we proclaim joyfully in the words of a popular hymn. But when love seems to fail us, and the bonds of mutuality and care that once supported us become tangled and frayed, how can we keep our commitment to covenant as Unitarian Universalists, and find a way to hold our lives and communities together?

    Rev. Rebecca Bijur
    September 29, 2019

  • “Whose Are We?”

    We each live with a network of responsibilities and commitments. Usually they align with each other but sometimes they do not. This Sunday we consider which covenants hold us most tightly and sit with the question - "Whose Are We?"

    Rev. Kent Doss
    September 22, 2019

  • “Rooted in Covenant”

    Covenants are central to our faith tradition. This Sunday we look at the history of covenant for our religious predecessors and how those special promises might bring depth and clarity to our lives today.

    Rev. Kent Doss
    September 8, 2019

  • “Finding Community”

    Writer and happiness guru Gretchen Rubin calls human relationships "the key to a happy life." Yet, in 2019, as people are more likely to live alone, work from home, and virtual spaces flourish, it seemingly becomes more difficult to make friends or build community. As Michelle Antenesse shares the sermon that came out of the Sermon Writing Workshop, she reflects upon why is it important to continue the work of building beloved community.

    Michelle Antenesse
    September 1, 2019