A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Charles Parker Connolly, preached May 20th, 1956, and edited and preached by the Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson. This is a lovely and still-timely sermon by Dr. Connolly, what he said would be, if he knew it would his last, the final sermon he would preach. In it, he reflects on the meaning and power of Jesus' real message for our lives and our society.
We don’t claim — and are indeed deeply worried by claims to — the power to heal your illness or make someone walk without crutches. Yet, I do believe that our faith is a faith that heals - the soul, the mind, and the body. We’ll explore in ritual and in reflection, how that might be.
The Rev. David R. Weissbard
I’ll reflect on covenants of marriage and friendship. In our relationships with those we love, the practice of covenant is essential.
What’s the difference between being covered by a creed (I believe . . . ) and a covenant (we will . . .)? What does it mean to be part of a covenantal faith? How might such a theology shape our lives, our dreams, our politics, and our relationship with the holy?
Reflections on the dignity of work, economic justice, globalization, unionization, and such things. How can we ensure all who work have dignity in whatever they do?
"This August marks 25 years at war for the United States. Come and explore the complex topic of how UU’s can act as people of conscious for peace while also more deeply engaging with and welcoming the veterans, military members and their families who give so much for our nation."
"Spoiler alert! Love wins. It's been a summer of hard news in the world, or so it seems. But maybe that's just because we haven't been looking in the right places. Let's talk about what's right with this world. Rose-colored glasses encouraged."