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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...

August 18, 2019

I want to talk today about competing visions for America’s future and to do that I have to talk about some recent words broadcast by President Trump.  I try to avoid overtly political subjects in my preaching, but there are some times when public events have such a cle...

When I was a kid I went to Sky Valley Pioneer Camp which emphasized roughing it.  We’d start the morning with skinny-dipping in a cold mountain lake. And there were hikes.  At the end of the session they would total up all the miles you had hiked and give you a certifi...

A furious assault is taking place on a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy through abortion. This is not restricted to playing fast and loose with fairness in Supreme Court appointments, but it is playing out in the state legislatures, many of whom have pa...

The title of this sermon is identical to the title of a conference I just attended on Star Island, a little bit of heaven out in the ocean 10 miles off the coast of Portsmouth, NH. We gather there each year under the auspices of the Institute on Religion in an Age of S...

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​Sunday Service 10:30 AM

Unitarian Universalist

Meeting House of Chatham

Open Minds — Loving Hearts — Helping Hands

Rev. Edmund Robinson                

© 2015 UUMH of Chatham