UUCDC Sermons

Where do we go from here?

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. asked, “where do we go from here?”  That’s a timely question for UUs in 2017.  With the recent discontent this spring, it’s time to examine Unitarian Universalism and its prospects for the future. 

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Connie Simon

Finding Your Muse

The nine muses of Greek mythology inspired the creativity of poets, songwriters and artists.  Joe Miller considers the creativity of everyday life and how we can find our own muse to inspire it.

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Joe Miller

Fabulous Bible Stories – Fact or Fiction?

The Bible has several well established stories that sound marvelous and have been the genesis (pun totally intended!) of some fabulous movies. Did Noah really save all the creatures of the earth from the great flood? Did Moses really lead the exodus of the Israelites across the Red Sea? And what about those plagues? But is it possible that these dramatic stories could be derived from actual events. Is there archeological or anthropological evidence that might give them more credence? Could they have been appropriated from more ancient sources? Or could it be, as the heckler shouts in Monty Python’s Life of Brian:  “You’re making it up as you go along.”  I am a great believer in the adage that to copy one person’s work is plagiarism, but to copy two or more is research. On that basis this service will present a compilation of sources, some of which could be considered “alternative facts” that might just make you reconsider your view of these stories.

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Peter Cooke

Come As You Are -- Then Change

We pride ourselves on being a faith tradition that welcomes people to come just as they are.  But the religious journey is also about the challenge to change and grow into our best selves.  Let's explore the balance.

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Rev. Libby Smith

Come As You Are -- Then Change

We pride ourselves on being a faith tradition that welcomes people to come just as they are.  But the religious journey is also about the challenge to change and grow into our best selves.  Let's explore the balance.

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Rev. Libby Smith

Is Superman a Closet UU? And other compelling questions

Does the Man of Steel light a chalice in his Fortress of Solitude?  Do the Caped Crusader and Robin the Boy Wonder secretly share joys and concerns deep in the bowels of the Bat Cave?  And what about Spidey’s interdependent web?  Come explore the connection between our comic book heroes and our UU principles.

Mark Bernstein

Facing Your Fear: Speaking Truth to Power

Fear can be constrictive and paralyzing, causing us to miss out on chances for our own personal success and opportunities to further our goal of Beloved Community.  How do we overcome our fear and learn to speak truth to power? 

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Connie Simon

UUA General Assembly Service - New Orleans

The full UUA General Assembly Sunday service can be watched by clicking here!

Rev. Mara Dowdall

Random Acts of Kindness: Practice Makes Perfect

Our faith calls us to action in myriad ways. This morning we examine how random acts of kindness, those fleeting moments that present an opportunity to serve a stranger, are spiritual actions, and are part of our religious call to action.

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Rob Sartain

Summer Reading

Summer is a time of reading for many of us. As a seminarian, there's a lot of reading all year long, and summer is no exception. As both a lifetime reader and as a seminarian, Heather explores how we read as not just Unitarian Universalists, but as our complex and complete selves. 

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Heather Petit