Topic: Selected Audio Sermons

A Lollapalooza of a Community Celebration

Flower Communion is a ritual unique to Unitarian Universalism that affirms and celebrates how we each give to and receive from others in our congregations.  We will also be recognizing the new members among us and expressing our appreciation for all the volunteers that make Emerson what it is.   New Member Recognition, Volunteer Appreciation and Flower Communion all rolled into one!  What’s not to love?  Everyone, please bring a flower to share for Flower Communion.

The Spirituality of the Senses: Humor

So, okay, humor isn’t a “sense” in the same way as vision, hearing, smell, taste or touch.  BUT – I would argue that a sense of humor is as revelatory of the spiritual nature of human existence and as equally enriching to human wellbeing.  How many UUs does it take to make fun of ourselves?  I’ll have plenty of jokes to offer and I invite you, as well, to bring “knock-knock” jokes to share. 

Air: The Skin of the World

We often take the air we breathe for granted.  Hardly ever do we contemplate its sacred quality or the fact that it connects us to a vast communion of being that transcends space and time.  On this Sunday before the Vernal Equinox, we will contemplate the spiritual dimensions of the air we breathe – and we will have some old fashioned fun, too, as we welcome the season of spring.

I Am UU Woman

On the Sunday following International Women’s Day we will lift up and celebrate the historical role Unitarian Universalism and a few Unitarian Universalist women in particular have played in the struggle for women’s rights and gender parity.  And we will also consider the status of women generally around the world and what we can do today to advance the cause of equality.

Living Our Story

Who are we?  Where do we come from?  In both our individual and family lives, how do we understand the events of our history? How have those events shaped who we are?

Who Ya Gonna Call – Jesus or Ralph Waldo?

It seems we might have dueling sacred icons when it comes to the question of how we might live. Must we succumb to the “tyranny of the shoulds” or might we more properly nurture the spirit by practicing attentiveness to the “rapture of being alive”?