Sermon of the Month Series for Small Congregations - May 2023

Rev. Phillip Lund, Congregational Life Consultant, MidAmerica Region

Rev. Phillip Lund

This month’s Sermon of the Month comes from Rev. Phillip Lund. It's called “The Spiritual Discipline of Love”:

When our 3rd principle says, “encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations,” what does it mean? Does it apply only to individuals, or to the entire congregation? If Unitarian Universalism is to remain relevant, perhaps it’s time for us to embrace the spiritual discipline of love and move from a spirituality of “me” to one of “we.”

If you’d like to receive a recording of this month’s sermon (with suggested hymns and readings), please contact Phil Lund at Also, please note that beginning in September, the Sermon of the Month series will be converted into a national program shared by all five regions of the UUA. It will become a subscription service at that time. More information about the service will be published as soon as it’s ready. In the meantime, the May Sermon of the Month will be the last one in the MidAmerica–UUA series.