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Finding What Excites You

(Sermon by Rev. Sue Browning, February 25, 2018)

Let’s start with a few scenarios on excitement. I want you to picture a big string across the front of the sanctuary. ‘Excites Me’ at one end and  ‘Nightmare – Are You Kidding Me?’ at the other end.

Imagine … read more.

The Meaning of Sacrifice

(A note on this sermon: I preached an earlier version of this sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton on February 11. In light of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, I modified the sermon before offering it at the UUs of the Chester … read more.

Nirvana is a Clearing in the Forest

(A Tale of What Happened to Me in Chicago.)

Opening Words – Buddhist Heaven and Hell

 

Our opening words are about heaven and hell, nirvana and samsara.  A Zen story we’ve shared here before:

A samurai approached the monk Hakuin and demanded, “I want to know about … read more.

March For Our Lives

Opportunities to Participate in March For Our Lives with Other UUs

 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

On Saturday, March 24, there will be a national mobilization to end gun violence and school shootings led by the students from Parkland, FL. March For Our Lives events will take place at locations across … read more.

Creating Rituals with Cakes, Clans, and Oms

Have you ever invented a ritual to celebrate a special moment in your family or social group?

Rituals and celebrations figure centrally in communal life.  They add meaning and purpose to major live events, help us embrace change, allow us to express important emotions, help … read more.

Here We Have Gathered

Sermon by Rev. Sue Browning, March 11, 2018

(Stewardship Sermon for 2018-19)

This congregation was founded in 1960. It is 58 years old. I’m in my fifth year serving this congregation and if someone updates the written history of the congregation I’ll get a mention, as will … read more.

Why Bother with Rituals?

WHAT DO RITUALS MEAN TO YOU?

As the Easter season unfolds, what spring rituals will you celebrate–if any?

Many UUs experience a love-hate relationship with rituals, especially if they were previously involved in a ritual-rich denomination, e.g., a Catholic or Episcopal church.  This ritual-ambivalence surfaces most … read more.

Never Be in a Hurry to Believe

Sermon Text by Dwayne Eutsey

A couple weeks ago, I was invited by an English teacher at Easton High School to talk to his students about Mark Twain. I was there for most of the day, talking to the four classes he has: two consisted of … read more.