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Sunday Mornings

February 10: “Finding What’s Next” with Rebecca Gant

Click here to start at the sermon. How many of you have had to make a hard choice like the one described in the reading in your lives? Everyone, I would imagine. One such hard choice that stands out for me was when my husband and I bought our house. This was about 18 years […]

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February 3: “Ring Out” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Let’s review, shall we? Tuesday, November 3, 2020 will be 100 years and one day since Tuesday, November 2, 1920, the day of the first federal election in which all female citizens of the United States were entitled to cast ballots. Any year that starts with 19 is […]

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January 27: “Swerving” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. I was raised – in a Unitarian Universalist church – to be a theological pagan in a puritan protestant liturgy. May I just say at the outset that this is not always a comfortable fit? This year’s auction sermon assignment from Butch Murphy has recalled me to our […]

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January 20: “Chaos and Community – MLK Celebration” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Something there is that doesn’t love a wall. Call it entropy if you like – that frost-heave in the ground, and gravity, that makes the mortarless stacked stone of a rural New England farm wall unstack itself over the course of the winter, and tumble down to one […]

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January 13: “The New Jim Crow, Still” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. The thing that is necessary to remember is that pathology can be produced. Rats, for instance, are an intelligent, adaptive, prolific species; smart enough to have figured out how to take advantage of the environment created by human civilization for the purpose of their own thriving. They have […]

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Service: “Putting Up with Each Other” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. There is a story from back in the day when parish clergy rode their horses around the town, visiting the members of their congregations – particularly those who were back-sliding in some way. One old fellow, growing more and more taciturn with age, had not been in attendance […]

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Read/Watch: “Changing Church (Golden Oldie)” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Renovation construction projects, like the one in which we are currently engaged, notoriously take longer, cost more, and cause more inconvenience than anybody anticipated they would in the beginning. Ours has been no exception. You can do all the planning you want in advance; you will always discover […]

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Read/Watch: “George Bailey and the Radical Resistance” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Lest you suppose that the notion of glitter revenge is a mere conceptual metaphor, consider the work of former NASA engineer Mark Rober. Displeased by the activities of so called ‘porch pirates’, who were stealing unattended packages delivered by Amazon and others to doorways in his neighborhood, Rober […]

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