Sermons

UPCOMING SERMONS

Sunday, September 25, 2022 – Importance of Integrity

Please join Rev. Rodney and the worship team as we lift up the importance of being whole humans in this broken and healing world.  

Sunday, October 1, 2022 – Defending Democracy

With elections right around the corner, perhaps the last thing you wish to think about on a Sunday is the state of our democracy. Yet our faith has democratic concepts intertwined as a matter of our religious philosophy AND once again we find ourselves at a critical juncture. If you have been working on these issues, come to be celebrated. If you feel unsure about the whole subject, come and consider it in community. Join Revs. Leslie Takahashi and Rodney Lemery for this exploration of why paying attention to what is happening at all levels of our democracy matters.

PAST SERMONS

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Sunday, September 18, 2022 – From Loneliness to Laughter

Smartphones and digital devices offer us the promise of connection 24/7—and yet, the scientists tell us, as a species we are lonelier than ever. What keeps us isolated and alone and how can we overcome this? Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi for this important conversation about an epidemic of loneliness and how we can make a…
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Sunday, September 11, 2022 – Why Faith?

In a world with that often shows us the worst of human experience, why should we have faith in any better world? in the potential human beings to do better by one another? What is it in history and what is it as we look to the future that makes us recommit to our vision…
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Sunday, September 4, 2022 – Watering Our Spirits: Annual Water Service

As we gather together in the rich springs of one another’s company, let us use this opportunity to reflect on our own unique strengths and the places where we are parched and wish to slake our thirst in the waters of community. Please bring some water that represents a special characteristic of you or your…
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Sunday, August 28, 2022 – Lifting Us Higher–Our Annual Balloon Celebration Service!

Rev. Leslie Takahashi, Marena McGregor, and Indigo Lewis and the worship team for this multigenerational service that explores how our community enables us lift each other into higher hopes and dreams. Together we hold the ideals which the world may dent and damage. (Please note: Balloons are non-latex).
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Sunday, August 14, 2022 – Wandering in a Strange Place – the Magic of Alebrijes

Join Intern Minister Michael Macias to explore what it means to be wandering in a strange place, while embracing the symbolic magic of Alebrijes. What is the wisdom that we can glean from these vibrant pieces of art and how do they connect with our Unitarian Universalist values?
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Sunday, August 7, 2022 – Widening the Circle of Love

Join intern minister, Michael Macias, and guest preacher, Eli Poore, as we explore how our Unitarian Universalist values call us to build community with those beyond the walls of our church.
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Sunday, July 31, 2022 – Dylan and the 60’s Folk Scene

A UU retrospective look at the explosion of interest in folk music in the early 1960’s coincided with my coming of age as a UU. It was core to my cherished experience as a high school LRY’er (Liberal Religious Youth) and as a sometime activist college student swept up in the turbulence of 60’s bohemianism…
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Sunday, July 24, 2022 – Struggles, Obstacles, and Variables

When there are struggles, obstacles and variables that are out of our control, it can be difficult to find our agency or to identify the silver lining in any given situation. This is why we have each other. Using the magic of a rhythm circle, a short film and the power of ourselves and each…
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Sunday, July 17, 2022 – Letters to My Younger Self

If you could send a letter back through time to your younger self, what would the letter say? Join the MDUUC Young Adults as they share advice and insights they wish they had when they were younger.
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Sunday, July 10, 2022 – “Duck Soup” – About Humor, Peace and War

The term “Duck Soup” originally meant something that was easy to accomplish. “Duck Soup” was also the title of the classic 1933 Marx Brothers’ movie satirizing political leadership. In this service Worship Associate Les Polgar examines the importance of our individual actions in shaping the larger world, weaving leadership with slapstick — a task that…
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July 03, 2022 – We Who Believe in Freedom

As we approach Independence Day, let us look at the values it espoused, how it is perceived in the modern era, and explore some of the hypocrisies that underlie the tension between the two. Is there a way for UUs to celebrate such a holiday, or even be inspired by it? How can we view…
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Sunday, June 26, 2022 9:30 AM – Sunday Morning Service from General Assembly

Join us for the largest annual gathering of UUs joining in worship. This powerful, communal worship experience will stream on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 9:30 Pacific / 10:30 Mountain / 11:30 Central / 12:30 Eastern. Members of the public are welcome to view the service. In-person (at GA) attendance to this service will be…
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