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  • Now is the time for our financial offering. [Particular donation info, e.g. Donations can be made directly into the baskets being passed around, or online through our website, by mail, or by email. If you donate to the loose collection, then half of your donation will go to the congregation while...
    Offering | By Frances Koziar | January 13, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Class, Diversity, Money, Stewardship, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Why do we so readily hand over what's priceless for a meager sum of money—or a major sum, for that matter?
    Reading | By Jill Duffield | March 5, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Character, Christianity, Ethics, Integrity, Leadership, Lent, Money, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • When I was in middle school, I was taught that every person, to some extent, holds a set of prejudices that impact our perceptions of others. We were asked to think about what our prejudices might be, and how they might inform our relationships and our movement through the world....
    Homily | By DeReau K. Farrar | October 15, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Integrity, Living Our Faith, Money, Multiculturalism, Pain, Personal Stories, Privilege, Race/Ethnicity, Reconciliation, Unitarian Universalism
  • The offering that we take each Sunday isn't just a stale habit: it's an opportunity to recommit to this place, and to this people. Our offering is an affirmation—a “yes.” When we give, we say yes to something we value. With our gifts, freely given, may we say yes to the values of our faith.
    Offering | By Erika Hewitt | September 4, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Commitment, Gratitude, Money, Purpose, Secular, Self-Respect, Stewardship, Unitarian Universalism
  • I come on Sunday feeling weary, having worn out the snooze button on my alarm clock. I come on Sunday feeling frightened, having seared my eyes reading the latest news. I come on Sunday feeling burdened, having fretted about my work day worries....
    Offering | By Jessica Lin | April 6, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Direct Experience, Faith, Generosity, Living Our Faith, Money, Responsibility, Unitarian Universalism
  • We give to remind ourselves how many gifts we have to offer. We give to remember that we are part of something bigger than ourselves. We give because we believe in music and sacred space. We give with the faith that, together, we have enough.
    Offering | By Kristin Collins | April 6, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Abundance, Money, Unitarian Universalism
  • This religious community exists by its mission as a fire exists by burning. But a fire cannot burn without fuel. And it is the time, the energy, the imagination, the vision, the creativity, the compassion, the love, and the financial support of the members and friends of this community that fuels...
    Offering | By John Saxon | April 6, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Abundance, Money, Stewardship
  • A religious community is like a river formed from the many streams of our lives that meet and merge and flow to the sea....
    Offering | By John Saxon | April 6, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Community, Generosity, Money, Stewardship
  • The light of our chalice would soon flicker and die without the oil that nourishes its flame. And just as this flame cannot burn without oil, this religious community cannot survive or thrive without the financial, as well as personal, support of its members and friends—the oil that keeps the...
    Offering | By John Saxon | April 6, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Generosity, Money, Stewardship, Unitarian Universalism
  • Every mother has a different story, though we tend to group them together. We like to think that partnered moms have it good and single moms have it rough, but the truth is that we're a diverse bunch....
    Reading | By Cheryl Strayed | March 15, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Children, Direct Experience, Family, Fathers, Humanism, Identity, Love, Money, Mother's Day, Mothers, Parents, Relationships, Sacrifice, Secular
  • Bob and Addie Polk had moved into the neighborhood in 1970, when the little houses were relatively new, and through the years they had been friendly with the neighbors. After her husband died, Addie kept more to herself, increasingly limited by declining health in older age....
    Sermon | By Mary Wellemeyer | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Courage, Despair, Direct Experience, Discernment, Money
  • The early settlers who risked life and limb to come to this land—a land strange and unknown, but full of promise—these early settlers had a dream. That dream included freedom to worship as they wished; it included the opportunity to prosper, if they were willing to work hard; it included the...
    Sermon | By Marilyn Sewell | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), America, Economy, Justice, Money, Poverty, Unitarian Universalism, Worth
  • Wealth, bounty, scarcity, money, are complex—layered with meaning. We use money all the time, frequently worry over it, try to manage it—but to really think about it is pretty daunting. Money is a tool in a world based upon exchange; it can’t be avoided. At one time people exchanged goods,...
    Homily | By Hilary Landau Krivchenia | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Judaism, Justice, Money, Relationships, Responsibility, Unitarian Universalism, Wealth
  • For many of us this Sunday service is where we come together to examine what gives our lives worth and to make sense of the seemingly incomprehensible events around us. Our time in this sanctuary is not mundane; it is a special time where we wrestle with many of the fundamental questions about life.
    Homily | By Brian Ferguson | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Activism, Connections, Earth, Interdependence, Money, Prophetic Words & Deeds
  • An Austrian millionaire was in the news this month for giving away all of his fortune. Why? "For a long time I believed that more wealth and luxury automatically meant more happiness," he said....
    Sermon | By Vail Weller | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Generosity, Money, Responsibility, Stewardship, Transformation
  • In 1935, a US government truck pulled up to my grandfather’s house, a two-room sharecropper’s shack in which sixteen people lived. They were starving to death. Not malnutrition. Starvation. The truck brought surplus food, which on that particular visit consisted of a gallon of mustard. My father...
    Sermon | By David Breeden | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), Human Rights, Labor Day, Money, Poverty, Work
  • Last spring, I got a message from the universe. Now I don’t get too many messages from the universe; sometimes I don’t even get my phone messages. But this message was very loud, and it came at four in the morning in the form of a tremendous thud from my closet. This particular message was one...
    Sermon | By Bonnie McClish Dlott | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Abundance, Direct Experience, Economy, Greed, Money, Redemption, Stewardship
  • Sermon | By Cecilia Kingman | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Generosity, Money, Spiritual Practice
  • 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. And this simple rancher was tending his flock on the side of a mountain one day circa 1527 BCE, when he came upon a small forest fire—a burning bush. He was...
    Sermon | By Ana Porter | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Conscience, Earth, Food, Food Justice, Living Our Faith, Money
  • We say in our church that the offering is a sacrament of the free church. What we mean by that is that we believe it is a blessing to be able to govern and support our religious community ourselves—to make possible by our generosity everything we dream of and do to live out our shared values.
    Offering | By Victoria Weinstein | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Generosity, Governance, Money, Responsibility, Stewardship, Unitarian Universalism

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