Sermons on Beloved Community
“May you live in interesting times” isn’t actually a curse–instead, it holds the potential for great things. Listen as Rev. Lee Anne shares ways to Embrace Possibility in all the things that life brings to us–as individuals, and as members of a beloved community.
In this sermon Darlene Larsen is using our UUCJ affirmations to learn more about our religion.
Teri Mitchell, Nancy Murrey-Settle, and Munsell McPhillips explore the values, virtues, and covenants of Unitarian Universalism.
I’ve long been impressed with this simple statement which came to Ann Herbert in a Sausalito restaurant in the early 1980’s. She wrote it on her placemat and shared it with a fellow sitting nearby who in turn shared it with others. It spread throughout the land. A book was written. Oprah did a program on it. A foundation was started. It’s due for a revival. – Rev. Paul
Chaim Potok begins his insightful novel In the Beginning with the words “All beginnings are Hard.” Indeed, they are. Rev. Paul Johnson deals with some of these hardships but also points out the keen anticipation, even exhilaration, of the beginnings in our lives.
Sharon Scholl gives us some (perhaps unwelcome) advice on how to our beloved community should move into the future.
Linda Hart Green urges us to achieve true belonging through authenticity, vulnerability, acknowledging our interconnectedness, and making space for others.
Peter Racine explores the roles that knowledge, half-truths, misinformation, and ignorance play in our church community. He urges us to remember the respect, love, and humility that ground UU’ism when navigating the current challenges within our beloved community.
Katie Dalbey recollects her experiences helping young teens in the wilderness, connecting them to restorative justice for a church in crisis.