Service, Sunday, February 17, 2008

Reverend Preston Moore, “That ‘Versus’ Between the Individual and the Community” That IS how it gets characterized quite often, isn’t it? “The interests of the individual versus the interests of the community.” Like an endless tug of war. Is this really an apt description of this fundamental relationship in human living? Is an uneasy truce as good as it can …

Worship Service, Sunday February 10, 2008

Reverend Preston Moore, “For Love or Money” It’s that time again – for our annual stewardship campaign. Think of it as a referendum on whether to stay in the church business for another year. Or whether to delete old pieces from our shared endeavor and/or add new pieces to it. You can vote by paper ballot or electronically – cash, …

Worship Service, Sunday, February 3, 2008

Whither Tradition in a Nontraditional Church? Didn’t many of us choose UUism because we wanted to be free of the heavy hand of traditional religion? But in a world in which change has taken on a continuously near-chaotic quality, don’t many of us also cherish the stability and familiarity of doing certain things in the same way each time, over …

Sermon, Sunday, January 20, 2008

“Somebodyness: Dr. King and Dignity” by Rev. Jennifer Ryu, Co-Minister In the last few years of his life, Martin Luther King, Jr. began to address a growing sense of ‘nobodyness,’ not just among his people, but all marginalized people. We pause this Sunday, as we do every year, to reflect on the vision left by Dr. King Listen: http://www.wuu.org/sermons/ser012008jryu.mp3 Read: …

Sermon, January 13, 2008

“For Whom Does This Bell Toll?” the January 13 Sermon by Rev. Preston Moore, Co-Minister What do we mean by belonging and leading in our religious community? Listen: http://www.wuu.org/sermons/ser011308pmoore.mp3 Read: http://www.wuu.org/sermons/ser011308pmoore.pdf Links to Readings from the Service: David Whyte, excerpt from The Bell Ringer: D.H. Lawrence, Song of a Man Who Has Come Through John Donne For Whom the Bell …

Sermon, Sunday, January 6, 2008

“Holy Sexuality” by Rev. Jennifer Ryu, Co-Minister Sexuality—This year, a group of WUU teens are participating in “Our Whole Lives,” the UU sexuality education program. Why does our church offer sex ed? What does sex have to do with the holy. Listen: http://www.wuu.org/sermons/ser010608jryu.mp3

Sermon, December 16, 2007

“A Symphony Called Grace” by Rev. Preston Moore, Co-Minister When rewards come to us “unearned,” what meaning do we make of them? If grace defies our usual causative explanations for what happens to us, how can we trust it? There is great spiritual value waiting for us underneath this five-letter religious word. Listen: http://www.wuu.org/sermons/ser121607pmoore.mp3 Read: http://www.wuu.org/sermons/ser121607pmoore.pdf

Sermon, Sunday, December 9, 2007

“Our Caravan: Who Wants To Be In That Number?” By Rev. Preston Moore, Co-Minister On the life-altering journey from the edge to the center of our faith, how should we compose ourselves? What shared attitudes, values, aspirations, and practices do we need to get where we’re going? How can we have these without veering off into the Ditch Of Orthodoxy? …

Sermon, Sunday, December 2, 2007

“A Heretic’s Faith: Our Journey from the Edge to the Center of the Faith” By Rev. Preston Moore, Co-minister Is there an edge to our Unitarian Universalist faith? If not, should there be? From such a vantage point, looking inward, what can we see at the center? Listen to: “Our Journey: from the Edge to the Center of the Faith” …