Sermons

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

UU Principles and Beloved Community

(Sermon, January 14, 2018, UU Fellowship at Easton, Rev. Sue Browning) In religious community, rituals help us remember. We have the rituals for religious holidays – Christmas, Easter, UU Water Communion. And after years of celebrating Martin Luther King Day, a secular holiday, we have an annual pattern that asks us to remember. The rituals … Continued

Death and Life on the Ganges – Outreach for Mere Saathi

Dr. Audrey Barker described Mere Saathi’s mission in India to empower and improve the lives of impoverished village women through veterinary medicine for the dairy animals in their care. UUFE’s Don Barker told stories about Death, Uncertainty, and Liberation – from his India journal and books he carried on his recent trip with Mere Saathi to the … Continued

Believing in Nothing

How do you respond when someone asks you this: “So you are a UU. What do you believe?”  Is your UU elevator speech fuzzy? Limited to what you have rejected? Can you clearly articulate your beliefs? Several UUFE members and friends explored and defined their personal theology in a four-part weekly series in October and … Continued

On Belief and Adult Exploration at UUFE

How do you respond when someone asks you this: “So you are a UU. What do you believe?”  Is your UU elevator speech fuzzy? Limited to what you have rejected? Can you clearly articulate your beliefs? Several UUFE members and friends explored and defined their personal theology in a four-part weekly series in October and … Continued

Hope While Waiting

(Sermon at Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, Dec. 3, 2017) Sometimes we find ourselves ‘between things’ and we wait. Recently my plan was to pick up our take-out food on my way home from the gym. I pictured a smooth swing by the restaurant. My husband texted food would be ready at 7:05. Not wanting … Continued

Total loss. Then thankful just for shoes.

UUFE’s Gayle Scroggs shared her experience at our Gratitude and Grace service, November 19. Exactly ten years ago I was living five thousand miles away in Argentina, with my beloved Roberto, in a leafy gated community on the outskirts of his native city of San Nicolas. That was the Thanksgiving when I really learned the meaning of … Continued

Being Two Places at Once 

Sermon by Rev. Sue Browning   Let’s get right down to today’s question. Can you be two places at once?   Let’s say, for discussion, it is 10:40 a.m. EDT on Sunday, October 22. If you are here at this UU congregation’s service, can you also be in New York City at brunch? Or a few years ago my Dad had two grandsons graduate the same day – one in … Continued

Welcoming the Stranger

Sermon by Pete Lesher My fellow immigrants: Where did you come from? We all have an origin story—And for many of our families, it includes an immigration story. My English ancestors arrived on these shores in about 1661 (Tilghman), 1669/70 (Goldsborough) My German ancestors in 1727 My Irish ancestors in 1683 (Earle) and 1872 (Mulligan) But: … Continued