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March 10: “Ascending From Chaos” with Taryn Strauss

Click here to start at the sermon. Welcome to the apocalypse, says Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber. Here we are. In the revelation. The uncovering. The crumbling of dominant powers. We sense this happening on a national scale, and this upheaval trickles into our personal lives too. What dominant power is crumbling in your life, little by […]

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March 3: “Houses Divided” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. What they say about people is also true about churches – no one is an island. What one religious community does has an impact on the perception of us all. When a Catholic priest is accused of sexual abuse, it makes everybody wonder whether their children are safe […]

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February 24: “One Molecule of Mercy” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. A couple of weeks ago, I accepted Butch Murphy’s challenge to explore the work of the Roman poet Lucretius, in his lengthy philosophical verse about The Nature of Things. This is a thing that philosophers do, and religious-type people too – we try to figure out the truest […]

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February 17: “On Creating a Soulful Universe” with Keely Schneider

Click here to start at the sermon. Once again, it is such an incredible privilege to stand before you today to talk about one of my very favorite topics – science and spirituality. I’m well aware that most of you probably were not present last summer when I first presented on this topic, so to […]

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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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