Sermons

UPCOMING SERMONS

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 – ROOTS AND WINGS: A Reflection on Our Living Tradition

On this week of our General Assembly of Congregations, we will hear from those who have given us the gift of being delegates.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30 – INSPIRATION FROM SPOKEN WORD

Please join Rev. Rodney and the worship team along with several congregant guests as we explore the way spoken word is used as a source and inspiration to our faith! This service will include great music and poetic offerings from several congregants. Please don't miss this uplifting community-centered service!

SUNDAY, JULY 7 – UNTRAMMELED LAND (GONE TO SANCTUARY FOR THE SINS OF CONFUSION)

Guest Minister, Peter Morse.

In this lay lead service come hear Peter Morse ponder the spiritual benefits of immersion in isolated and desolate wilderness landscapes, which are part of the uniquely American public lands network. 

SUNDAY, JULY 14 – “REMEMBERING THE FORGOTTEN”

Join Our worship team and our guest minister Rev. Charlotte Cramer in an exploration of her journey to street chaplaincy, the lessons she learned about community, homelessness and humanity; and the ways that each community can begin to participate in the lives of their unhoused neighbors and facilitate radical healing for all.

PAST SERMONS

Videos of past sermons are available HERE

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 – COMMUNITY CARE AND CONNECTION

In a world where the most impoverished live right next to the wealthiest, and yet we feel divided as if separated by oceans, what does community mean? If we hope to create more just and inclusive community, is there any better place to start than connecting with our unhoused neighbors? Let’s come together to reimagine…
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SUNDAY, JUNE 9 – A MOMENT OF BEAUTY: Our Annual Flower Communion and Bridging Service.

Join us for this beloved ritual where we each bring a flower and we each take a flower as we reflect on the ways we are unique and yet our beauty is enhanced in community.
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SUNDAY, JUNE 2 – ANNUAL MEETING

The annual meeting of the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church will be held on Sunday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m. in place of a Sunday service. Attendance is both in person and on Zoom.
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SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2024 – “OF WAR AND PEACE.”

Join us for this Memorial Day service as we honor our aspirations towards a world with less war and create a space to honor those who lost their lives in times of war.
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SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2024 – “OUR WHOLE LIVES PROGRAM.”

Join Rev. Rodney, Marena McGregor, and several of our youth for a special Sunday service themed around the transformative Our Whole Lives (OWL) program! Our service will focus on celebrating the importance of comprehensive and inclusive education on human development and sexuality.
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SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2024 – “THE DIVINE FEMINISM.”

Please join Rev. Rodney and the Worship team for a rich worship service that celebrates the Divine Feminine in all her tender grace and fierce power. Through music and ritual, we will honor the diverse cultural and religious traditions that embody the strength and gentleness of the feminine divine as it moves through our world.…
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SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024 – “WHEN THE CENTER DOES NOT HOLD: FINDING CONNECTION IN A TIME OF DISCORD”

Rev. Leslie Takahashi will discuss the new ways we are talking in this chaotic world, the divisions among us are rife.  How do we have conversations across our differences with respect and integrity and in a spirit of covenant? How do we hold the competing truth claims of generations whole also admitting how much we…
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SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 4 P.M. – “SOMETHING’S WRONG IN THE VILLAGE.”

Please join us for a transformative service that looks at the systemic rejection faced by LGBTQ+ individuals while celebrating their courageous embrace of authenticity. Through thought-provoking reflections, personal testimonies, and inclusive rituals, we explore the state of our world and the urgent need for acceptance and equality. Together, we strive to create a village where…
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SUNDAY, APRIL 21 – “WHAT’S IN THE BACKGROUND?”

Our pianist Brett Carson has an interest in library music, which is a genre, and got Rev. Leslie Takahashi thinking about all of what is happening in the background of our lives.
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SUNDAY, APRIL 14 – “COMMITMENT CELEBRATION SUNDAY!”

Commitment Sunday!  Join us for this very special service, where we will celebrate the commitments.  The MDUUC Choir and Band will play and we will have a rich array of voices and music!  Don’t miss this worship extravaganza!
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SUNDAY, APRIL 7 – “ONLY JUSTICE CAN STOP A CURSE.”

Please join the worship team as we look at how we live out our UU values through the lens of justice.  We are joined by the Rev. Alexandria Spearman, Contra Costa County juvenile justice chaplain as she helps us frame our justice efforts in Love and relationship.  We will have music from Aiden Lewis, Liam…
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SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2024 – “EASTER: WE RISE AGAIN.”

Beneath the traditional tenets of the Easter story is a basic human proposition: that life is renewing and resilient. From the ancient celebrations based on the rhythms of nature to liberatory interpretations of the Easter story, let us gather with glorious music and joyous spirits to remember this basic human truth. Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi…
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