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The Spiritual Practice of Rest

 

Sunday, November 27, 2022

10:30 am; live streamed from the Sanctuary

Darrah Bryans, Ministerial Intern leading

 

This Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season, a time of preparation and of waiting. In the Christian tradition, Advent is the time leading up to the birth of Jesus. The word advent means “the arrival of a notable, person, thing, or event.” As UUs, who and what are we preparing for? Join us as we explore the idea of rest as the hard and necessary work readying us for the advent of what is to come.

 

Previous Sermons

Families for Liberation

  Sunday, November 20, 2022 10:30 am; live streamed from the Sanctuary Rev. Catie Scudera leading   For many of us, when we think of our monthly theme “liberation,” we think of big picture, societal-level freedom for all. But, liberation can also happen on a...

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Great Bundle of Humanity

  Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:30 am, live streamed from the Sanctuary Rev. Catie Scudera leading   On this Sunday before Election Day, we reflect on our UU Fifth Principle and “the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at...

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Covenant, Not Creed

  Sunday, November 13, 2022 10:30 am, live streamed from the Sanctuary Rev. Catie Scudera leading   Our national denomination is in the midst of reviewing our UU Principles and Sources, and a draft of revised Principles and Sources has been published for...

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Hail to the Pumpkin King!

  Sunday, October 30, 2022 10:30 am, live streamed from the Sanctuary Rev. Catie Scudera leading   At the end of “spooky season,” we’ll use the 1993 stop-motion animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas as a way of understanding the difference between...

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Got Salvation?

  Sunday, October 23, 2022 10:30am, live streamed from the Sanctuary Ministerial Intern, Darrah Bryans, leading   Phew, salvation that’s a hard word for us to wrap our head around! What does salvation have to do with Beloved Community? Join us as we explore...

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Showing Up, Building Community

  Sunday, October 2, 2022 10:30am, live streamed from the sanctuary Darrah Bryans, Ministerial Intern, will lead the service   We will explore ideas of belonging and the hard work of building Beloved Community. How  does our faith tradition of Unitarian...

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Each Being Beloved

  Sunday, October 9, 2022 10:30 am, livestreamed from the Sanctuary Rev. Catie Scudera leading   In our service honoring Indigenous Peoples Day and drawing from indigenous wisdom, we contemplate our UU First Principle of the “inherent worth and dignity of...

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And My Pronouns Are…

   Sunday, October 16, 2022 10:30 am, live streamed from the Sanctuary Rev. Catie Scudera and Mx. JP leading leading   We’re thrilled to host Mx. JP — local drag royalty — to our Sunday service following National Coming Out Day! For this multigenerational...

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Building Connections

  Sunday, September 18, 2022 10:30 am, livestreamed from the Sanctuary Sara Elizabeth Dyer-Santa Cruz leading   Join in the fun and growth possible on this multigenerational “all-RE” Sunday! Parishioners of all ages will be welcomed into multigenerational...

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Belonging or Othering

  Sunday, September 25, 2022 10:30 am, livestreamed from the Sanctuary Rev. Catie Scudera leading   Hong Kongese-American DEI consultant and psychologist Arthur Chan wrote, “Diversity is a fact. Equity is a choice. Inclusion is an action. Belonging is an...

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Ingathering Worship & Water Communion: Welcome Home!

  Sunday, September 11, 2022 10:30 am, live streamed from the Sanctuary Reverend Catie Scudera leading   On Ingathering Sunday, we celebrate our water communion and new beginnings! Join Rev. Catie, Sara Elizabeth, Laura, and our new religious professionals —...

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Re-Storying Hope

Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:30 am via You Tube Video Link Worship Leader: Rev. Allison B. Miller   The Rev. Alison Miller, a candidate for UUA president in 2017, has served as senior minister of Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morristown, New Jersey since 2005....

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