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.

Rev. Greg’s sermons are now available for purchase in the Front office and on Sundays, in Forbes Hall. The cost to produce this publication is $5. In order to continue publication, we ask for a donation that will cover - or go beyond - production costs. Any revenue raised beyond cost will go to the Ministerial discretionary fund which is used to assist members and friends in their time of need (such as shelter, food, utilities, medical, etc.)

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

April 23, 2017
Earth Sunday
Monthly Theme: Transformation
Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur
Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur and leaders from Green Living and Faith in Action celebrate the conclusion of Climate Justice Month with a special Earth-centered service.
 
[Note:  No audio recording is available for this service.]
April 16, 2017
Morning Has Come
Monthly Theme: Transformation
Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur, Kathleen Hogue and Dr. Zanaida Robles
Join worship leaders Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur, DRE Kathleen Hogue, and Dr. Zanaida Robles for our spirit-filled
UU Easter services. The Adult Choir will sing at the 9 am and 11 am services; non-competitive, candy-free egg hunts for children will follow both services in the courtyard. To help hide eggs, please RSVP to Kathleen at dre@uusm.org.

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April 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Heart and Soul: A Contemplative Worship Service (5 p.m.)
Monthly Theme: Transformation
Kikanza Nuri-Robins, Joyce Holmen and Karen Hsu Patterson
In consultation with our minister, we are continuing the Heart and Soul services, now led by Kikanza Nuri-Robins, Joyce Holmen, and Karen Hsu Patterson. With singing and instrumental music, statements and questions, silence and sharing, we’ll explore this month's theme of what it means to be a Community of Transformation.
 
 
April 9, 2017
Call the Midwife
Monthly Theme: Transformation
Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur

What does Transformation, our ministry theme for April, have to do with saying goodbye? The third in a coninuing worship series on leave-taking.

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April 2, 2017
Still We rise
Monthly Theme: Transformation
Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur
 
What does transformation, our ministry theme for April, have to do with saying goodbye? The third in a continuing
worship series on leave-taking.

 

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March 26, 2017
What is Meaningful and What We Value
Monthly Theme: Risk
Right Relations Task Force and Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur
The Right Relations Task Forces has been speaking with church members about meaningful and transformative experiences they have had with others in our church community. The task force will share what they have learned from your stories and how these inform our core values.
 
[Note:  No audio recording is available for this service.]
 
March 19, 2017
Intergenerational Justice: Sacred Science, Evolving Faith
Monthly Theme: Risk
Rev. Michael Dowd
The Rev. Michael Dowd, eco-theologian, “pro-future evangelist," and bestselling author, returns with a message of hope for chaotic times. 

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March 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
Heart and Soul: A Contemplative Worship Service - 5 p.m.
Monthly Theme: Risk
Kikanza Nuri-Robins, Joyce Holmen, and Karen Hsu Patterson

In consultation with our minister, we are continuing the 5 p.m. Heart and Soul services, now led by Kikanza Nuri-Robins, Joyce Holmen, and Karen Hsu Patterson. With singing and instrumental music, statements and questions, silence and sharing, we’ll explore the theme of "What does it mean to be a community of identity?"

[Note: No audio recording is available for this service.]

March 12, 2017
"Arrival": Data Driven Religion (Note: Daylight Savings Time Begins Today!)
Monthly Theme: Risk
Rev. Silvio Nardoni
The recent sci-fi movie “Arrival” involves 12 alien space ships docked in various places around the globe. Deciphering what is their intention and learning to decode their language involves the use of principles that have a central role in liberal religion.
 

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March 5, 2017
What Can Be Fair in Farewell?
Monthly Theme: Risk
Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur
This is the second in a worship series about compassionate leave-taking.
 

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