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Sermons from March 2021

A Tale of Commitment Reflecting on Passover

They were a suffering people, and they were a determined people. They were a people in bondage, and they were a people of faith. The Israelites lived a life of enslavement to the Egyptians, and yet what we celebrate today is their journey towards freedom. We celebrate their commitment to that which was much bigger than their individual selves – their God and their community and their faith. Their commitment to a better life. We celebrate their exodus – the flight of the Hebrew slaves, a people who freed themselves from bondage and created a nation.

For All That is Our Life

I wonder about those pieces of identity that can’t be a part of a physical mosaic but that nonetheless work to create who we are as a faith – a wealth of religious backgrounds or no religious background, a tapestry of theologies, a patchwork of needs, desires, and expectations, a vibrant bouquet of races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, physical abilities, state of mental well-being, addicted or sober – here and held firmly together by covenant – by that hardy, dependable, stable grout. In this way, when we commit to our faith, when we commit to this church, we commit to the interconnectedness of it all.

From Roots to Buds

By Rev. Jane Smith at Channing Memorial Church “I think of these mighty trees as our faith – our roots symbolizing our unique Unitarian and Universalist histories and theologies, providing the strong foundation from which our Seven Principles – as a mighty trunk – can grow, and further give way to those branches that are our unique congregations, filled with the beauty…