Sermons

UPCOMING SERMONS

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).

PAST SERMONS

Videos of past sermons are available HERE

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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Sunday, March 27, 2022 – Me and My Shadow

We are complex creatures. Our faith calls us to be in deep relationship with one another. How though can we be in right relationship with others if we aren’t in right relationship with ourselves? Please join Rev. Rodney, Intern Minister Michael Macias and the worship team as we all explore what it means to be…
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Sunday, March 20, 2022 – Covenant and Grace

At a time when we are reemerging into this new world of 2022, what do our commitments to one another mean and how can they guide our shared life together. How does being in covenantal community enrich our life? Join Rev. Leslie and members of our congregation to reflect on these themes. 
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Sunday, March 13, 2022 – Beyond Buying

Many things have changed in the last years, and one of those changes is in the realm of the economy as individual consumption was used to help ease our isolation.  Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi for a look at the disturbing trends amidst the rise of hyper-capitalism. What are our responsibilities as people of faith and…
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Sunday, March 6, 2022 – Casting a Long Shadow

As relatives rooted in beloved community, we are called to offer grace to those who fail and invite them back into covenant with us, our community, and the greater world. Join Intern Minister Michael Macias and the Worship Team as we explore perfectionism, intolerance and how we can embrace imperfections as opportunities to see and…
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