Sermons on Spirituality

Sermons on Spirituality

Honoring the Place of Not Knowing

Jacquie Hochstin continues our summer theme on “How can We Change the World?” This sermon is an open invitation to explore a way to be with the questions in the world, the questions we ask in our personal lives and in our communal lives and the questions we ask in the larger world. This approach will ask us to approach these questions with reverence and curiosity. We will explore how living into our questions can make us sensitive observers in…
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Generosity is a Spiritual Practice

When people hear that “generosity is a spiritual practice” they think in terms of giving away money or material possessions. Rev. Lee Anne explores some of the other dimensions of generosity—generosity of heart, generosity of spirit, and generosity of acceptance, just to name a few.

Poetry Sunday

Hope Clayton and Sharon Scholl lead a service exploring how poetry helps us to resist blindness to beauty, insensitivity to others, and our own stodgy refusal to change.

Second Time Around

How would your behavior change in any given circumstance if you thought that you would have to watch it all over again? Join us on Sunday as Rev. Lee Anne explores some of the religious traditions that posit an end of life review. She’ll also discuss modern reports offered by those who have had a near death experience.

Let’s Talk God

Many Unitarian Universalists are allergic to the word God. They have rebelled against the portrayals of God in the Bible and the maddening inconsistencies. They are right to reject the standard interpretation of God. Christians, Jews, and Muslims have been taught that there is one God and that that one God can be found in the Hebrew, Christian, and Muslim scriptures. Now, what if I told you that the English translations and the “party line” cover up three different God…

The Perfect Heart

What is a heart? What’s it’s purpose? What makes a heart perfect? Join us as Rev. Lee Anne explores the physical and metaphoric relationship between the powerful force we call love and the organ that resides in our chests.

In the Names of Love

While we say that we love our families and friends, we also say we love ice cream. Are we equating our deepest and most profound relationships with our gastronomic preferences? The Greek language has at least 8 different names for love—each pointing to a precise and unique relationship between the lover and the loved. Join us as Rev. Lee Anne Washington explores what we mean when we use the word “love.”

On the Path to Finding Our Centers

As Unitarian Universalists, we are inclined to look for advice on how to center ourselves everywhere but in biblical scripture. This Sunday, Rev. Lee Anne will explore some of the traditional biblical sources for guidance on finding our centers.

How Well Fits Your Shell?

There comes a time in everyone’s life when something has to change. Who we are; what we think we are all about; and what we think we are doing comes under examination. Lee Anne will explore the tell-tale signs that you are growing spiritually, and might need to rethink your identity, try something different, live into a changing reality, or just get a bigger shell! (Note: We didn’t capture the beginning of the sermon, so we apologize for the abrupt…

The Power of Poetry to Lead, to Heal, and to Call Us to Community

Recently, one of our national leaders was lambasted when she quoted a line from a poem during a crisis moment for the country. And yet, poetry is EXACTLY what we need during our times of need. The poetic use of words, oratory, and voice can claim our souls like no other when we are floundering, emotionally and spiritually, as individuals or as a country.