Sermons

UPCOMING SERMONS

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 complimentary and open to visitors who are fully vaccinated and who are pre-registered no later than 24 hours in advance. The Rev. Gretchen Haley, Senior Minister of the Foothills Unitarian Universalist Church in Fort Collins, CO will lead the 2022 Sunday Service at GA. Additional worship team members includes Rev. Sean Neil-Barron and Shari Halliday-Quan. The stream will be available on MDUUC campus and on-line at our regular worship time. 

PAST SERMONS

Videos of past sermons are available HERE

Sunday, June 19, 2022 – Kindness

Author Wendy Mass said, “’Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.’ Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi and Intern Minister Michael Macias as we explore some truths–and some myths–about kindness (hint: being kind isn’t always the same as being nice.)
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Sunday, June 12, 2022 – Iron The Wrinkles Back In

Ever have a day when you feel a little worn? A little less than perfect? Ever had a day when you did not? The “wrinkles” we get as we go about the real stuff of life aren’t celebrated however they might be the most valuable. This service, led by Rev. Leslie Takahashi, was inspired by…
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Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Blossoming: A Flower Communion and Bridging Service.

One of our most treasured services of the year! Bring a bloom and take a bloom during this meaningful service of gathering which revolves around a uniquely Unitarian ritual.  We will also send best wishes to our bridging youth. Don’t miss this service—and extra flowers are always welcomed.
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Sunday, May 29, 2022 – The Essence of Immortality

How does the way we live and the relationships we form, lend themselves to the idea of immortality and eternal life? Join Intern Minister, Michael Macias, as we explore the concepts of immortality and eternal life through the lens of Unitarian Universalism.
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Sunday, May 22, 2022 – The Puzzle Box Called Parenting

Join Indigo Lewis and Rev. Leslie Takahashi as we look at the joys and challenges posed to the mind, heart and spirit in parenting in this particular time.
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Sunday, May 15, 2022 – Community and Caring

Please join the economic food and housing justice team and the rest of the worship group as we reflect on the ways that we need to care for ourselves and the surrounding community. Join us for an important ritual of writing caring cards to those who serve the unhoused people of our county and to…
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Sunday, May 8, 2022 – The Joy of Generations! 

One of the benefits of participating in this vibrant faith community is that it provides us a chance to meet across generational lines. One of the challenges of our faith community is the different expectations and needs of different generations. Join Rev. Leslie for this service.
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Sunday, May 1, 2022 – Mental Health In The Neighborhood

Our youth delve into the prophylactic advantages of easy to access mental health tune-ups and why caring for our mental health should never be shameful.  Through story, music, and personal experience, they will offer a take on therapy that makes it as routine as seeing the dentist. Please join us for the annual Youth Service,…
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Sunday, April 24, 2022 – The Spiritual Work of Climate Change

Religion has always existed to answer the questions which are too large to hold alone. The issue of what is happening to our planet is huge so how do we engage in it as spiritual work? Join Michael Macias and Rev. Leslie Takahashi for this conversation about challenges, healing, and the spirit.
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Sunday, April 17, 2022 – Easter Sunday—The Arising of A New Hope.

As we mark this Sunday in which Christians around the nation celebrate the hope-filled resurrection of Jesus’ message and teachings, what is the new hope arising in our hearts?  Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi and the worship and music teams for a Unitarian Universalist interpretation of this question in our time.
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Sunday, April 10, 2022 – All We Need is Love

As Unitarian Universalists, we often promote our ability to act in Love. Please join Rev. Rodney and the worship team as we explore exactly what this means in action. What do we really mean by Love and how does this look in our covenantal community?
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Sunday, April 3, 2022 – Commitment Sunday

Join us as we hear from our members about what makes them commit to MDUUC and why they will remain committed during this unprecedented time. With music from our House Band, Johanna McShane, Brett Carson AND the 2022 return of our choir to the Sanctuary is also planned!
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