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Sermons from 2020 (Page 3)

The Radicalization of Theodore Parker

Theodore Parker has been acknowledged as the premier Unitarian minister and theologian of the 19th century. A founder of the transcendentalist movement and a leading abolitionist, he believed, along with William Ellery Channing, in peacefully ending slavery through legislative means. Eventually, however, Parker became radicalized leading him and other Unitarians to violence. We’ll have a glimpse of 19th century Unitarians and explore…

A Soul Inventory on the High Holy Days

Judaism has much to teach us all about the power of repentance and forgiveness – of deep introspection of the soul.  I invite us all into a journey of overlapping paths crisscrossing over various beliefs and truths of both Judaism and Unitarian Universalism as we pause to reflect on the High Holy Days, obtaining ancient Jewish wisdom.  To see a video, click…

The Oneness of Water

(Water Communion Service) This year, we use this day to celebrate the interdependent web of which we are all a part. Connected to one another by the elements of the earth, we will offer a symbolic act to rejoice in our sacred community. We will connect with each other, as well as those in our…

The Evolution of Justice

This Sunday we will explore the concept of Justice, how it has “evolved” over the course of history, and how we are currently on the sill of another major step forward–if we are up to taking it. (By Bernie Nebel, member of Channing Memorial Church)  

Listen Openly, Speak Righteously

The poet Sappho writes, “I want to say something but shame / prevents me // yet if you had a desire for good or beautiful things / and your tongue were not concocting some evil to say, / shame would not hold down your eyes / but rather you would speak about what is just.”This…