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” …

Sermon, Sunday November 25, 2007

“Losing Life: Finding Life” By Rev. David Tetrault Three of the gospel writers overheard and remembered the same piece of Jesus wisdom: if we lose our lives we find our lives. Religion often sees passages like this as an opportunity to champion high moral imperatives. “Here, folks, have some more guilt.” Nope. Maybe we need to turn a saying like …

Sermon: Sunday November 11, 2007

“We Affirm the Goal of World Community” By Rev. Jennifer Ryu, Co-minister Is the idea of world peace naïve? Is the UU goal of world peace, liberty and justice for all too idealistic and far-reaching? How do we hold in our hearts both the world’s suffering and our hope for healing? 177Guest Musicians, “InCluesion” joined our congregation for an inspiring …

Sermon, Sunday November 4, 2007

“Atheism: Faith without God” by Franz Gross, Do you believe in God? Can one have faith without believing in God? What do atheists believe and why do they come to church? What can the WUUs offer to someone who does not believe in God? The answers may surprise you. Listen: Listen: http://www.wuu.org/sermons/ser110407fgross.mp3 read: http://www.wuu.org/sermons/ser110407fgross.pdf

Sermon, Sunday, October 21, 2007

“Closeness and Otherness, Intimacy and Wound” by Rev. Preston Moore, Co-Minister The people closest to us should be the ones with whom our relationships are most kind, gentle, and loving, right? But then why do we nod our heads in sad recognition when we hear those old songs that go “you always hurt the one you love”? This Sunday we …