Sermons (Page 2)

Sermons (Page 2)

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.”

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Books: a Precious Freedom and its Challenges

Shutta Crum served for thirty years as an educator and a librarian. She is also an award-winning writer of books for children and poetry for adults, who was awarded the Michigan Library Assoc. Award of Merit as youth librarian of the year (2002). She’s taught at the high school and college levels, and under the auspices of the Mich. Council for the Arts.The author of thirteen picture books, three novels, two collections of poetry, and more than 140 published poems,…

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.

Finding an Ethical Center

As our Adult Education participants are discovering, what we consider ethical depends largely on how we see the world and what value(s) we hold utmost. Rev. Lee Anne will explore what happens when we impose an ethic of compassion onto capitalism as we are currently experiencing it.

2022–Almost Normal?

This Sunday is Donna’s annual reflection on the past year. We are also going to be lighting candles in remembrance of the homeless who have died in 2022.

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.