Sermons

This is a full list of sermons presented at UUCCSM since mid-1999. Links to sermon texts are included when made available by their authors. Audio recordings are also available for most sermons presented after September, 2007 by our staff ministers and others directly affiliated with our church (just click the speaker icon next to each sermon where it's available). Audio from guest speakers is posted only when we have their permission to share it.

In addition, "Leaving Room for Hope: Sermons for Uncertain Times," a book of Judith Meyer's sermons, is available here.

August 27, 2017 - 10:00am
TBD
Kent Wong, UCLA Labor Center
August 20, 2017 - 10:00am
TBD
Gabriella Rosco, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
August 13, 2017 - 5:00pm
Heart and Soul: A Contemplative Worship Service - 5 p.m.
Monthly Theme: Yearning
Rev. Kikanza Nuri-Robbins, Joyce Holmen and Karen Hsu Patterson
Heart and Soul - A Contemplative Worship Service
Second Sundays
5 to 5:45 pm in the Sanctuary
 
Heart and Soul services are led by the Rev. Kikanza Nuri-Robins, Joyce Holmen, and Karen Hsu Patterson. With singing and instrumental music, poetry, statements and questions, silence and sharing, we’ll explore monthly worship themes.
 
Sunday, July 9 – What Does It Mean to Be a People of Resistance?
Sunday, August 13 – What Does It Mean to Be a Community of Yearning?
August 13, 2017 - 10:00am
TBD
Janis Spire
August 6, 2017 - 10:00am
TBD
Rev. Silvio Nardoni
July 30, 2017 - 10:00am
Comfort in Difficult Times
Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels, Temple Beth Shir Shalom
July 23, 2017
The Secret of Life
Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube, Minister Emeritus, UU Church of San Diego
You will have to come to the service to hear the secret. But the secret is at the core of all the great Wisdom Traditions.
July 16, 2017
Can We Make Room Enough for Love?
Ian Dodd
Unitarians are proud to say they “stand on the side of love”. But what side is that? When we granted others the right to love who they choose, was it conditional upon making that love follow existing societal norms? Did acceptance come at the price of conformation? Or can we broaden our definition of love and loving relationships to include those that challenge the traditional norms? Can we make room enough for love?
 
[Note: No audio recording is available for this service.]
July 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Heart and Soul: A Contemplative Worship Service - 5 p.m.
Monthly Theme: Resistance
Rev. Kikanza Nuri-Robbins, Joyce Holmen and Karen Hsu Patterson
Heart and Soul - A Contemplative Worship Service
Second Sundays
5 to 5:45 pm in the Sanctuary
 
Heart and Soul services are led by the Rev. Kikanza Nuri-Robins, Joyce Holmen, and Karen Hsu Patterson. With singing and instrumental music, poetry, statements and questions, silence and sharing, we’ll explore monthly worship themes.
 
Sunday, July 9 – What Does It Mean to Be a People of Resistance?
Sunday, August 13 – What Does It Mean to Be a Community of Yearning?
July 9, 2017 - 10:00am
Lifted Voices: Singing as Direct Action for Unification and Change
Dr. Zanaida Robles, Director of Music
Join us on Sunday, July 9th when our Director of Music Dr. Zanaida Robles will preach a sermon on "Lifted Voices: Singing as Direct Action for Unification and Change."  We use our voices as channels for connecting to the spiritual power within and around us. Our singing voices have worth not because they are "beautiful" or "skillful," but because each voice is unique and has the power to touch hearts and minds.

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