Sermons

UPCOMING SERMONS

Sunday, January 29, 2023 – Embracing the Future, Honoring the Past.

Join the Board and Rev. Leslie Takahashi for this service which looks at our Living Tradition and honors the births, deaths and new members of our community. As a community which spans generations, how do we travel together?

Sunday, February 5, 2023 – Centering Love

Please join Rev. Rodney, Michael and the worship team for a service exploring the ways in which our faith movement centers the embrace and expression Love as its core foundation.

Sunday, February 12, 2023 – Everywhere and Nowhere, All at Once

Join intern minister, Michael Macias, and the worship team as we reflect on the “tugs” and “pulls” of life and why it is important to balance these demands with self-care. 

Sunday, February 19, 2023 – Flying the Plane While We Build It

We welcome to our pulpit the Rev. Aija Simpson as she explores reflections on lives, congregations and a world in progress. Please join us for this exciting opportunity to hear form a powerful voice in our movement.

PAST SERMONS

Videos of past sermons are available HERE

Sunday, January 22, 2023 – Beginner’s Mind (Again).

As 2023 embraces us with new opportunities and some concerns, how do we support ourselves and those we love in this new and uncertain world? One time honored way from the Buddhist tradition is the idea of “beginner’s mind”—opening ourselves to learning without preconceptions the way a child might. Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi for this…
Read More

Sunday, January 15, 2023 – Keeping the Dream Alive-Perseverance in a Time of Peril.

Please join Rev. Rodney Lemery, Intern Minister Michael Macias, and the entire worship team as we reflect on the words and life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his ability to persevere in the face of struggle and exhaustion.  How might his words and life lesson be a beacon of inspiration for us to continue…
Read More

Sunday, January 8, 2023 – Provisions for the Journey.

How do we hold ourselves in care and how do we do our best not to anticipate what will happen, rather to equip ourselves with the resources needed to navigate this new year. As 2023 dawns with global uncertainty, with lingering concerns about the state of human relations, global health and our environment? The wisdom…
Read More

Sunday, January 1, 2023 – Welcoming the New Year.

Join Rev. Leslie and Michael Macias for a simple service of ritual and welcoming for the New Year. This will be a time to center ourselves and to reflect on what we want to let go of and what we want to take up in 2023. After the service, you will have a chance to…
Read More

Sunday, December 25, 2022 – Gratitude and Going Forth

A special treat for Christmas Day is a collaborative service featuring the gifts of five local UUcongregations, including ours! Join us on our stream or Youtube page for a warm and invitingshowcase of the musical and ministerial offerings of our larger area UU community! InternMinister Michael Macias will host a ZOOM Virtual Coffee Hour following…
Read More

Sunday, December 18, 2022 – Deck the Halls!

Deck The Halls! Join us for this fun and interactive service where together we will transform the Sanctuary into a festive site for our holiday celebrations! Great fun for all ages and a chance to sing seasonal favorites and celebrate the early days of Hanukkah as well! We will also have a Child Welcoming Ceremony.…
Read More

Sunday, December 11, 2022 – What Gifts We Receive

In this season of generosity, what story do the gifts we receive tell us? Join intern minister, Michael Macias, and the worship team, as we reflect on and explore what meaning we can make from the gifts we have received and how we can carry the energy of these offerings into the world. 
Read More

Sunday, December 4, 2022 – Of Light and Love : A Meditation

The winter days and holidays can bring mixed emotions. How do we care for our own hearts in the midst of these days and how do we keep our own senses of balance? Rev. Leslie Takahashi will lead this service.
Read More

Sunday, November 27, 2022- The Harvest of Our Lives

We plant the seeds of intention which sometimes bear fruit and which sometimes do not. How do we celebrate the accomplishments which we reap and how is appreciation of this harvest a part of our growth? Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi and special guest Steve Falk for this service which includes our annual bread and cider…
Read More

Sunday, November 20, 2022- Wholly Ourselves

How do we make those choices which allow us to claim the entirety of who we are- our strengths and our foibles, our gifts and our gaffes? Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi for this service which will also contain a reflection on her recent visit to the Colorado River Indian Tribes nation in October. Also, the…
Read More

Sunday, November 13, 2022- Disrupting the Narrative

What are the messages we are receiving? What is it that we are telling ourselves?Join intern minister, Michael Macias, and the worship team as we reflect on thenarratives that we are told, that we tell ourselves and what it means to disrupt themin a way that moves us closer to collective liberation. We will also have…
Read More

Sunday, November 6, 2022- Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

In times of struggle and anguish it can be hard to cling to a concept of hope to keep us moving. Please join Rev. Rodney Lemery and the worship team as we gather together to explore the concepts of the multi-verse, nihilism and hope from a Unitarian Universalist perspective.
Read More