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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

WorshipWeb

  • 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 Barbara J Pescan
    In the last few weeks, I can’t tell you how many times I have had to pull my hand back from the phone to keep from calling a retired...
  • By Erik Walker Wikstrom
    Sermon given to First Universalist Church of Yarmouth, on September 18, 2001
  • By Ana Porter
    Moses was a rancher. Long before he became a famous Biblical patriarch who led his people to freedom from slavery, he was a simple rancher...
  • By Scott Gerard Prinster
    As the nation begins to recover from the immediate emotional and physical damage of the September 11 attacks, we begin to wonder what our...
  • By Michael Tino
    Working to feed the hungry and obtain adequate food for poor people in our society has long been central to my own justice and service work...
  • By Bruce Clear
    Some of you may have heard Garrison Keillor’s Thanksgiving story in which Unitarians are featured. Somebody needs to find out what Keillor’...
  • By Marie E deYoung
    This morning, in our worship, we celebrate the confluence of two national events. We honor the inspirational spiritual leadership of the...
  • By Peter Morales
    Jefferson Unitarian Church Golden, CO Mothers Day, May 13, 2007 Three weeks ago my wife, Phyllis, and I participated in our all church...
  • By James Ishmael Ford
    Sermon delivered at First Unitarian Society Newton, Massachusetts, on September 16, 2001
  • By Mark Ward
    I want to begin today by thanking you for inviting me to address this auspicious occasion today. I am aware that we stand on the threshold...
  • By Bruce Clear
    December 7, 1941. November 22, 1963. September 11, 2001. Every generation, it seems, has a date that is indelibly marked into consciousness...
  • By Susan Maginn
    I’ve always had a fantasy about going to the airport with just the clothes on my back, my ID, a credit card and my toothbrush. I go through...
  • By John A Buehrens
    "Whatsoever you wish that others do unto you, do so to them; for this is the Law of the Prophets."—Matthew 7:12 I should probably get one...
  • By Vail Weller
    Partner-church relationships with UU communities around the world connect us to extreme poverty. Global economic justice calls us to new depths of ethical living, generosity, and international mission work to spread the saving messages of Universalism.
  • By Arthur G. Severance
    Sermon delivered at First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio, on September 16, 2001
  • By Wendy von Zirpolo
    The words came and my heart soared. He said...“A new dawn of American leadership is at hand." And I sat up, listened differently...wanted...
  • By Linda M Hansen
    Before I begin this sermon, I need to say that I have never felt the weight of the pulpit, or of being a minister, more than this week...
  • By Marion Shutter
    From "The Young People in the Church," September 20, 1902 What is our idea of a church? Are we simply a mutual admiration society, meeting...
  • By Bruce A Bode
    About twenty years ago, I read a book that I've never dis­cussed with anyone, but which has stayed with me and intrigued me all this time...
  • By Susan Maginn
    Many of us have stories about God. A college student once told me how he asked questions about God in his childhood church and the leaders...
  • By Leslie Becknell
    "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America..." "Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are!..." 1 "...
  • By Robert T. Latham
    Ashes from the destructed World Trade Center towers plumed over New York City and lay inches deep in the streets. A smaller scene was...
  • By Julie-Ann Silberman-Bunn
    Standing on The Side of love is a campaign initiated by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) but which we hope will have far...
  • By Wayne B Arnason
    The gospels are full of stories about Jesus healing. The healing stories represent some of the most moving images in Scripture. They are...
  • By Marilyn J Sewell
    Radical hospitality. Radical means “out of the ordinary,” “revolutionary,” even. So what would it mean to receive someone—a stranger—with a...
  • By Marta I Valentín
    A Sermon for First UU Church of New Orleans and Community Church of New Orleans Sunday, August 27, 2006 First Presbyterian Church The...
  • By Thomas M. Perchlik
    I do not know where I first heard the phrase "The Cloth of Assurance" but I have used it numerous times in sermons and ceremonies. It...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Fantasies sometimes reveal undisclosed information about ourselves: our hidden phobias, unspoken desires and unexamined motives. And group...
  • By Peter Friedrichs
    For nearly thirty years, Forrest Church served as the spiritual leader of the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in New York City...
  • By Scott Alexander
    Happiness is a deep, persistent and universal obsession for humanity. As one of my correspondents asked, "Why isn’t happiness the only...
  • By John L Young
    I wore my Harvard sweater in honor of President-elect Barack Obama who graduated from Harvard Law School. I was a Fellow at Harvard in 1987...
  • By Keith Kron
    Opening Words "Love Is Not Concerned" by Alice Walker Singing the Living Tradition #564 Chalice Lighting "At Times Our Own Light" by Albert...
  • By Peter S. Raible
    Once or twice a generation comes a tragedy so immense that our whole nation comes to a stop and some new day of infamy becomes ingrained...
  • By Scott Tayler
    It’s really complicated honey. I’m only now understanding it myself. We weren’t really thinking about it like you and your friends do. It’s...
  • By Scott Alexander
    This morning, I want us to grapple with one of the most universal and troubling facts of human existence. Though every last one of us would...
  • By Roger Bertschausen
    Call to Gather “The struggle of today is not altogether for today; it is for a vast future also.” -- Abraham Lincoln’s annual message to...
  • By Cecilia Kingman Miller
    I get these catalogues and magazines in the mail—I'm sure you do too. They are filled with pictures of things I must buy and bodies I will...
  • By Jean M Rowe
    We here at Neshoba have run through a full range of emotions this week. Big emotions. Last Sunday, joy. Great pride and joy in celebrating...
  • By Vicky Talbert
    I expect that some of you can remember back to the 50’s and 60’s when, once a week, your mother would don her shirtwaist, climb into the...
  • By Dennis J Daniel
    I hear a lot of talk about the dangers our country faces from the religious right, and I could probably come up with a strong and righteous...

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