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Services now available live and archived on YouTube

  Most services are now streamed live and and archived on YouTube. Click here to watch streaming video on Sunday mornings at 11:15. Guest speakers may decline from one or both options. In this case there would be no recording.   Click here to find the YouTube channel and archives.

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“For the Longest Time, ” February 26, 2017, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

What I also know is that adventures are good for us.  Shaking up the routine is a way of renewing our creativity, and perspective, and energy.  And as precious as our covenant connections are, sometimes it’s important to try out our solo wings for a while. Click here to start at the sermon.  So can […]

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“Meeting at the Intersection,” February 19, 2017, Kendyl Gibbons

  I believe, and our religion teaches, that the path of right relation and liberation begins with the holy silence of authentic listening, and the speaking of long-silenced voices into that attention; telling their stories, and their pain, and their truth. Action that comes before that human connection of hearing at a deep level, is […]

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“Been Down That Road,” February 12, 2017, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

If you were accused of being a Unitarian Universalist, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Not long ago, this question was so absurdly hypothetical that it clearly constituted a kind of thought experiment, an examination of what difference, if any, your announced religious commitment makes in your life.   Click here to jump to […]

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‘Why Islam Is a Threat,” February 5th, 2017, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to jump to the sermon.   “We must respond to Trump the way victims of trauma respond to abuse. We must carry out acts of civil disobedience and steadfast defiance to re-empower others and ourselves.  We must build communities where we can find understanding and solidarity. We must fend off the madness and […]

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“Sharing the Journey,” March 5, 2017, with Rev. Judith Cady and Coming of Age Youth

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“Resistance and Resilience,” January 22, 2017, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Our assignment – as I take it, is to dig in and survive. This is not the hour of our ascendancy, but we still have work to do; resistance, and resilience….So how do we practice resistance and resilience? How do we keep each other alive and sane and willing to keep on keeping on? I […]

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“Broken Promises,” December 11, 2016, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

…Where [did] it all [Standing Rock] start?…You could go back as far as the late 15th century, when the Catholic church in Europe promulgated the Doctrine of Discovery. This papal decision provided that any Christian ruler was entitled to take possession of any lands not already under the jurisdiction of any other Christian ruler, and […]

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“Of Destiny and Detrivores,” December 4, 2016, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

I recall a science fiction writer who observed that authors had been imagining the possibility of human beings somehow traveling to and walking on the moon for centuries, but no one had ever predicted that millions of people would watch it happen via televisions. The synergies of human invention simply don’t operate according to our […]

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“Owning and Belonging” November 20th, 2016 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

It seems to me that we are going to need some spiritual survival strategies, and that is precisely the task of this community, and all those like it in the world; to remind us how to be human, and how to hold onto our integrity and our wholeness – which are two names for the […]

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