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  • By UUA Stewardship and Development: Annual Program Fund Office
    Stewardship Sermon Award 2017 Winner Selected! Please join us in congratulating Rev.Bill Neely for his winning sermon, "The Guy on the Bus...

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  • By Celie Katovitch
    We ascend, or descend, inextricably linked with all others.
    Image credit: © 2014 Daniel Nevins
  • By Anthony Makar
    A little playfulness can go a long way.
    Image credit: © Robert Neubecker

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  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    Given that Unitarian Universalists believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, not just black people, why should we say “black...
  • By Sarah Movius Schurr
    This sermon refers to, and includes, the emerging ritual of a "chocolate communion." If you're seeking to incorporate our Unitarian...
  • By Nathan Ryan
    The statement Black Lives Matter might be hard to hear because it floats. It is a bit of hyperbole. There is no counter point, no balancing...
  • By Robin Bartlett
    Reading From The Hebrew Bible (Isaiah 40:1-11) Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her...
  • By Susan Maginn
    We are in the midst of advent, friends, and I have to admit how much I love this season. Like most clergy I feel that it is my job, 24/7/...
  • By Seth Carrier-Ladd
    At the beginning of this sermon, pictures of the five black people killed by police officers were projected for the congregation to see as...
  • By Christopher J. McMahon
    Because America believes in justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. Because America believes in the goal of world community...
  • By Peter Friedrichs
    As part of my seminary training I spent a summer working as a hospital chaplain, assigned to the psychiatric floor. I found it to be deeply...
  • By Scott Alexander
    As must be obvious to every one of you, these are times of great tension and conflict in America. Much of this turmoil in our nation is...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    I had jet-lag. That’s my excuse—that, and it was a hot, humid Sunday afternoon in Chicago, the end of a three-day family reunion. All of us...
  • By Jeanne Nieuwejaar
    When I was a child, the world felt safe and whole and meaningful to me. It reached out and embraced me in a comfortable, welcoming,...
  • By Susan Manker-Seale
    America is stunned. Each of us is in a little bit of shock still from witnessing, albeit from our televisions and radios, one of the most...
  • By David Breeden
    ...I grew up on my family farm in the southern part of Illinois.... There was nothing about it that was a golden age. And I’m NOT nostalgic...
  • By Richard R Davis
    One day I was sitting in a coffee shop downtown when I noticed a couple of street corner evangelists setting up shop across the street—an...
  • By Scott Alexander
    "It was still dark that morning in 1942 when the Gestapo rousted from bed the Jews of Bobawa, a Polish village. In the confusion, twelve-...
  • By Ron Phares
    First Movement Let me take you back to Thursday, April 4, 1968, on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. The late Dr. King’s body has been...
  • By Patrick T O'Neill
    Your presence here in such numbers today is a wonderful indicator that this congregation is important to you and to people you love. I want...
  • By Lisa Friedman
    It is good to be with you today. These are raw times, when our emotions and fears rise close to the surface of our being, and that is as it...
  • By Helen Lutton Cohen
    There was a fascinating story on the public radio evening news on Wednesday: The town of Port Arthur, Texas, a conservative, middle...
  • By Elizabeth M Strong
    Since the time human beings became conscious of their existence, of the reality that they will die, and of the awareness that birth creates...
  • By Susan LaMar
    In March of 2002, the Unitarian Universalist Ministers’ Association held its every seven years gathering in Birmingham, Alabama. I was...
  • By Krista Taves
    It is 2 a.m. I am sleeping in the chaplain’s on-call room at an inner city hospital. My room hovers over the Emergency Entrance and the...
  • By Charles Blustein Ortman
    In the course of history there are events that alter everything that is to follow. I fear that today we have lived through just such an...
  • By Mark Hayes
    Dorothy Blair, whose area of expertise is nutrition education, shared with me a draft of a paper on sustainable food systems from that...
  • By Erik Walker Wikstrom
    There is too much to say about writing sermons than could be put in a simple introduction such as this series. A marvelous introductory...
  • By Kathleen McTigue
    Reading Isaiah 58:1-12 (excerpt) Shout out, do not hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet!Announce to my people their sins. Day after...
  • By Richard Erhardt
    Sermon delivered at South Nassau Unitarian Univeralist Congregation in Freeport, NY, on Sept. 16, 2001
  • By Kathryn Ellis
    Our altar cloth this morning and my shawl are beautiful, soft, and finely woven Indian silk. As a weaver, I know that it takes skill to...
  • By Priscilla Murdock
    We must pause at this moment to remember the many who have died — men, women, children — in the tragic terrorist attacks on the World Trade...
  • By Devorah Greenstein
    A sermon about language, power, and dis/ability.
  • By Sara Campbell
    In the summer of 1989, I attended the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists at the General Assembly at Yale University in New Haven,...
  • By Devorah Greenstein
    A while ago, when I was thinking about writing this sermon, my friend told me that his son had come home from school with a new put-down...
  • By Daniel Simer O'Connell
    Homily given to the congregation at West Redding, CT, on September 16, 2001
  • By Paul R Beedle
    The first step is to notice the mountain. It is there. And it belongs to a range of mountains. There’s no going around it. The next step is...
  • By Sean Parker Dennison
    The events of the past week have left us reeling. As individuals, families, communities, and as a nation, we are shocked, saddened, angered...
  • By Robert M. Hardies
    (Based on a sermon given to a gathering of Unitarian Universalists at All Souls Church, Unitarian on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary...
  • By Jay E Abernathy, Jr
    I recently attended a conference that turned out to be more like a retreat. But not a silent or solitary retreat. There were over a hundred...
  • By Mark Stringer
    In 1995, when ministry was not something I anticipated for my life, and I knew next to nothing about Unitarian Universalism, I had a...
  • By Jessica Purple Rodela
    “It is not the symphony of voices in sweet concert I enjoy, but the cacophony of democracy, the brouhahas and the donny-brooks, the full-...
  • By Harold E Babcock
    Sermon delivered on September 16, 2001
  • By Kathy Duhon
    We are celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend, and I must admit that this is the first time I don’t feel as called to...
  • By Patrick T O'Neill
    "By the waters of Babylon," wrote the Psalmist, "by the waters of Babylon, we lay down and wept." Those words, first spoken more than three...
  • By James (Jay) C Leach
    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Stewardship and Development staff is pleased to announce that The Reverend James C. (Jay)...
  • By Rebecca F Benner
    I am a third generation Unitarian Universalist. This is by no means a record. Even in this congregation there are families whose Unitarian...
  • By Anne Welsbacher
    Gadgets: The downfall of a free society, electric litter paving an inexorable path to our culture’s moral, intellectual, spiritual, and...
  • By Davidson Loehr
    Where do we begin? For me, it began in anger — in fury. When I heard of the destruction of the World Trade Center towers and a section of...

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