UUCDC Sermons

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

In Praise of Hibernation

The idea of living with intention may evoke images of vision statements and goal-setting sessions, bold planning for a bright future. It takes a different kind of intention to slow down, to turn off the goal-oriented thinking, quiet our minds and see what emerges.


Rev. Libby Smith

Windmill Tilting

It was five years ago this week that the US Supreme Court handed down its ironically-named "Citizens United" decision, opening the floodgates to big money in politics. A core principle of Unitarian Universalism is "use of the democratic process within our congregations and society at large." This Sunday, Rev. Peter and worship associate Josie Cressler reflect on the impact that this decision has had on our democracy and what role we can play to ensure our voices are heard by those claiming to represent us.

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday

This Sunday Rev. Peter and our Director of Religious Education Chrissy Bushyager lead us in a remembrance and celebration of the civil rights movement of the late 20th century and Dr. King's role in that larger movement. Through story-telling, images and music, we engage in a communal act of remembrance, and reaffirm our intention to continue the long march toward racial justice. 

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Rev. Peter Friedrichs and DRE Chrissy Bushyager

Mission Accomplished or Mission Impossible?

We begin a new year with our attention focused on the spiritual theme of "Intention." This Sunday Rev. Peter will reflect on the importance of mission and purpose, both for organizations and individuals. Do you have a personal mission statement? How might your life be different if you did? 

Rev. Peter Friedrichs