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February 23, 2020

Thought for Contemplation:  "The Living Tradition which we share draws from many sources:        Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create an...

February 9, 2020

I want to begin this morning with a story and a disclaimer.  It is, most assuredly, a first world story (that’s the disclaimer!) and not particularly heady which, I can sometimes tend to be!  But it does illustrate where I am going and perhaps you will relate.  It has...

January 26, 2020

I once received a strange piece of mail from an organization I support. The content of the letter was not strange. It was the usual appeal for financial contributions to aid them in their organizational efforts to provide needed services to their constituency. What was...

January 19, 2020

Not so many years ago when I was granted fellowship as a Unitarian Universalist minister, I was given a homework assignment of sorts.  I was in good company along with other middle-aged, white, affluent women answering this call.  It turns out the whole of Unitarian Un...

January 5, 2020

For my sermon of this morning I would like to reflect on the well-known Serenity Prayer of Alcoholics Anonymous, which was originally written by the late American theologian from Union Seminary in New York, Reinhold Niebuhr. A.A. adopted it as an official prayer someti...

December 8, 2019

Here we are two weeks into the Christmas season, trying to get some holiday cheer.  Almost two centuries ago, Ebenezer Scrooge’s nephew in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has this upbeat assessment of the Christmas spirit:

"I have always thought of Christmas time, when it ha...

November 24, 2019

As I wrap up my almost dozen years at the Meeting House, I am subject to bouts of longing and sadness.  And all that I think I know of human psychology says that there is no magical cure for longing and sadness.  Sometimes these hard feelings are quite appropriate to t...

November 17, 2019

            The title of this sermon might be a common oath, the kind of thing a speaker might have said in olden days to underline the depth of his or her sincerity.  Now oaths are used in cursing, but they are also a way of trying to make what one says more credible....

November 10, 2019

Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day. Historically, Veteran’s Day was called Armistice Day for in the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month one hundred one years ago, the guns of the Great War fell silent as an Armistice went into effect.  Some have said it was...

November 3, 2019

Robert Burns wrote

            “O wad some Power the giftie gie us

            To see oursels as ithers see us!”[1]

            Today I want to turn our attention on libera...

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