Selected Audio Sermons

Reaching Out

Creating space for strangers to become friends is one of the central acts of the church. Hospitality is not inviting others to become like us, but to help others find themselves while among us.

To Tip the Hovering Scale

Do you ever wonder whether what we do as a religious community really matters? I believe it does, but then if it weren’t for Unitarian Universalism, my story would be radically different.

The United States of Amnesia

One of the great perks of being white in America is the capacity to forget how whiteness caused black suffering. Denial and distortion of facts is nothing new; but, the past is always present when it comes to race.

Would He Come Here?

The story of the season speaks of the holy infant born in a forlorn land to a wandering couple amid the squalor of a barn. So divinity appears in the most uncommon places, even in our own lives.


As the winter holidays approach, daylight diminishes, days are shorter and temperatures are (somewhat) cooler. It is a season of anticipation. So we wait for warmth, for light, for … what?

Gratitude for the Drama of Life

Two separate passages from the work of Annie Dillard – together with what might be thought an unlikely source – have got me to thinking about the meaning of “thanks-giving.”  The unlikely source?  Well, come find out!

Healing: Becoming Whole

Perhaps healing and curing are not the same. One can become whole even when a cure is not possible. Is spiritual healing in the practice of our free faith?

Is There Sex in Heaven?

What do Unitarian Universalists think about the afterlife? Do we believe in one – and, if so, what would it be like? This being the day of our annual UNICEF Halloween carnival, everyone is invited to wear a costume to church. And – bonus – Emerson’s Intergenerational Orchestra will play!