Sermons

Day of the Dead

November 4th Day of the Dead Sunday Service talk by Jean Rhian

I have thought about this service a great deal over a long period of time, and find myself to be just overwhelmed with a myriad of thoughts.  I don’t know where to begin and … read more.

Is UU a Faith Community?

Sermon by Nancy Sawyer

The seed for this sermon was planted several years ago during a multilogue here at this Fellowship. During the multilogue I referred to our congregation as “a faith community.” Don Barker responded to my comment with his usual, questioning, curious manor with … read more.

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 … read more.

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.