Sermons

Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Unitarian Tradition

Sermon by Rev. Sue Browning, April 8, 2018 One hundred years ago is hard to imagine. And yet we have two UUFE members who were alive in 1918: Carol Kabler who would have been two years old, and Jack Scott who was born in February 1918. 100 years ago is ‘eons’ ago in some ways, … Continued

Whom did you bring to church with you today?

Sermon at UUFE by John Turner Our lives are filled with relationships. Some of them are strong. Some are weak. Some helpful to us. Some harmful. And, often, we are not fully aware of the impact some of these relationships have on us. Including this morning. I wonder if you’ve ever had the same thing … Continued

Facing Our Uncertainties

Sermon at UUFE by Bob Cleg Text:  Mark 16:1-8 I grew up in a Baptist church where it wasn’t a stretch to think dead people could come back to life.  Years later, I realized the statistical impossibility of that happening. In focusing my concept of religion on a physical and biological impossibility, I had put … Continued

Living with Integrity: Just How Hard is It to Do?

(Sermon by Rev. Sue Browning, March 25, 2018) In the Bible there is a proverb (Proverb 4:26) which says, “Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.” It’s a call to pay attention and to be intentional in your actions, to be dependable, and to be trustworthy. It’s … Continued

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 where you might go on the continuum. Scenario … Continued

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 River on February 18. I am posting this latter version … Continued

Nirvana is a Clearing in the Forest

(A Tale of What Happened to Me in Chicago.) Opening Words – Buddhist Heaven and Hell   Our opening wards 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 heaven and hell. Do they really exist?” … Continued

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 Ann Davis and Mark Peach your Co-Presidents. (They … Continued

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 seniors studying the characteristics of highly successful people; the … Continued

Living Intentionally

(Sermon January 28, 2018, UU Fellowship at Easton by Rev. Sue Browning) It’s the end of January. Let’s go way back to the beginning of the month. January 1st was a Monday. Maybe Christmas leftovers on their last leg, your favorite cookies were gone and a few broken, less enticing, ones still had to be eaten, … Continued