UUCDC Sermons

From Being to Belonging

As we celebrate the new members (more than twenty!) who have joined the church this past year, Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Nathan Rivera reflect on what it means to "belong." How do we move from merely "being" somewhere to gaining a sense of "belonging," and what shifts occur both within us and in our relationships as we make that transition? 

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

The Promise and the Practice of Our Faith - Voices of Black Unitarian Universalists

What would it be like if our UU worship service centered entirely around the voices and the experiences of black Unitarian Universalists? What truths might we hear, however difficult? What might we learn? How might these black UU leaders teach us to be better allies, better siblings in faith, and even better citizens in our community?  Join us for this special service, presented by Rev. Peter and members of the UUCDC Black Lives Matter group. 

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Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Resurrecting Hope

This Easter Sunday at UUCDC! Rev. Peter, Director of Religious Education Chrissy Bushyager, and Worship Associate Kathy Alston help us Unitarian Universalists make meaning out of this age-old story that is foundational to the Christian faith.

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

The Devil You Know

As we wrap up our month-long examination of "Perseverance," this Sunday Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Josie Cressler reflect on giving up and giving in. How do we know when it is time to let go, and what do we learn from not getting what we want?

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

How Unitarian Universalists Can Change the World

This Sunday, guest minister Rev. Xolani Kacela and Worship Associate Rob Sartain delve into ways that UUs effect change in themselves, their families, and community by attending to their inner faith narrative. We learn how our “chosen faith” is similar to a volcano.

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Rev. Xolani Kacela

Everything in Balance

Our monthly spiritual theme for March is "Balance." As we approach the vernal equinox, Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Nathan Rivera will reflect on this "balance point" and how we might learn to stay in balance from the cycles of the season and nature. 

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Successful Failure

As we wrap up our month-long examination of "Perseverance," this Sunday Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Josie Cressler reflect on giving up and giving in. How do we know when it is time to let go, and what do we learn from not getting what we want? 

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Reclaim, Resist, Recharge, Repeat

Join church membbers, along with our friends from Delco United for Sensible Gun Policy and Heeding God’s Call, to engage on March 21, when we will occupy Senator Pat Toomey’s Philadelphia office and demand that he cosponsor an assault weapons ban. That is the action that I invite you to join if you are able, and I ask you to invite your friends to join you in this act of resistance. And if you’re not able to be there on March 21st, I can predict with absolute, horrific certainty, that there will be more vigils for more victims. There will be more protests. There will be more acts of resistance, because I have no doubt there will be more carnage and more killings in the weeks to come.

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Fast or Far?

As we continue our spiritual theme of "perseverance," this Sunday Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Norma Lewis reflect on the proverb "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." While the origin of this proverb is uncertain, what truths does it hold for us? 

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

The Dreams They Dreamed - Stewardship Sunday

This Sunday marks the kick-off of our annual Fund Drive and the launch of our new monthly theme of "Persistence." Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Nathan Rivera reflect on the idea of "Legacy." What does it mean to stand on the shoulders of those who came before us, and what responsibilities do we have to both those who came before us and those who will come after us?

Rev. Peter Friedrichs