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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...

October 21, 2019

I

preached last week on expecting the unexpected, how we can hold expectations about the future but need to be willing to reassess those expectations in light of the march of events.  We can’t make the world conform to our expectations, but we can avoid investing so muc...

October 13, 2019

One of my favorite definitions: a minister is a person who tells you what you need to hear.  What I’m going to say this morning is in some ways an act of self-ministry; it is what I need to hear.  But I can do that in my bathroom mirror; I wouldn’t be preaching it if I...

September 29, 2019

John Adams was the second President of the United States and also a fine lawyer.  And the most famous case of his legal career was his defense of British soldiers charged with murder in the incident which we now call the Boston Massacre in 1770. 

            It was...

September 1, 2019

Here at Labor Day, I want to consider the role of work in our lives.  I take my title and the jumping-off point for these reflections from the fourth of the Ten Commandments, but to understand that you have to first recall the first of the two creation myths in the Boo...

August 25, 2019

A little more than a year ago, I preached a sermon called “The Transient And the Permanent in Liberal Religion.” I recognized the decline in membership and Sunday attendance at this Meeting House and the financial bind that put us in, and I concluded that one of the th...

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​Sunday Service 10:30 AM

Unitarian Universalist

Meeting House of Chatham

Open Minds — Loving Hearts — Helping Hands

Rev. Edmund Robinson                

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