Honoring the Sabbath sermon UUCR July 10th, 2016 Wendell Berry has long been a favorite poet of mine. But I did not know about his Sabbath poems until I began to prepare for this worship service. And then I discovered this treasure of poems spanning the years between the early 1970s and 2013. Wendell Berry...Continue Reading
Sermon/Worship notes UUCR September 20, 2015 “…with deep abiding love” I’m thinking Rev. Sekou just might be a Universalist. So we had a big group of folks from FUMCOG – The first United Methodist Church of Germantown, join us for the Black Lives Matter vigil on Thursday, which was absolutely lovely. But I noticed that...Continue Reading
Everyday Sacred Sermon UUCR February 7th, 2016 MAURICE SENDAK HAD A VERY VIVID INSPIRATION FOR HIS “WILD THINGS.” THEY WERE THE ANGRY, FRIGHTENING RELATIVES HE EXPERIENCED AS A YOUNG CHILD. THEIR YELLOW TEETH, THE HAIR CURLING OUT OF THEIR NOSES, AND THEIR EXPLOSIVE RAGE FRIGHTENED AND REPULSED HIM. IT WASN’T UNTIL LATER IN HIS LIFE...Continue Reading
“A Vital Faith is a Singing Faith” Sermon UUCR October 2nd, 2016 Because, somewhere down the very long road, Music is stronger than bombs. Why do we sing in worship? What does the music DO? When you think of your favorite hymn, is it your favorite because of what the words say? Or is it...Continue Reading
Love Attends Me UUCR July 12, 2015 YOU MAY HAVE WONDERED WHO THE FUNNY LOOKING FIGURE IS ON TODAY’S ORDER OF SERVICE. OR MAYBE YOU HAVEN’T WONDERED. EITHER WAY – I’D LIKE TO TELL YOU HIS STORY. HE IS THE EKEKO, THE ANCIENT GOD OF ABUNDANCE OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE HIGH PLAINS (OR...Continue Reading
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