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Sermons by Rev. Jane Bennett Smith (Page 4)

Miracles of the Flame

Hanukkah celebrates a time of abundant miracles. This Sunday, we celebrate three: the wonder that the Jewish people made a choice, against all odds, to light that first flame; that there was a quiet spark within guiding them to do so; and that the light inexplicably multiplied. How can these miracles imbue our lives with deeper meaning and an ever stronger faith?

Mystery and Mysticism

Mysticism, as a way to experience the world, allows us to contemplate the mystery of the relationship between the finite and the infinite. Adherents believe that God is part of everything that is and ever was. The divine is a mystery that we best understand when we realize we do not understand it; it is an essence we intuit when immersed in wonder and awe. How…

The Gift of Gratitude

This Sunday, as we join to celebrate Bread Communion, we center in this season of gratitude. Together, we reflect on how a life centered on gratitude changes our outlook on life, our relationship with ourselves, and our connection to all that is.  How can we invite this as an intimate spiritual practice in each of our days?

Together in Hope

Last week we explored how generosity of the heart and soul offers spiritual sustenance to all of those in our midst. This week, we focus on the nourishment offered by a practice of sharing hope.  How are we and our surroundings shaped and molded by reminders of an ever-present hope?

From Spirit to Spirit

This Sunday, we begin our theme of Generosity, guided in our musings by metaphor, story, and wisdom from the world’s religions.  Through generosity, we heal by engaging with love, joy, and faith as we cultivate a mindset of abundance.  We give, not only of the tangible, but of the intangible held deep within.  As we strive to grow in goodness and in…