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Archive of Sunday Sermons

In addition to sermons by settled and interim ministers, the archive includes guest and lay-led services. In particular, it is our tradition that most summer services are organized by the Worship Associates with lay speakers, some of which are represented in the archive.

2017

Mar 19Altruism by The Rev. Evan Keely, Interim Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE; Van Summers, Worship Associate; and the Children`s Choir
Understanding how we can make a difference for the better is always important, but its especially urgent for us now.
Mar 12The Long Road to Nineveh by The Rev. Evan Keely, Interim Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE; Beth Charboneau, Worship Associate; and the Choir
The Book of Jonah in the Hebrew scriptures is many things: prophecy, satire, metaphor. ***Remember to Spring Forward and set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night.***
Mar 5Kindness by Guest speaker Rev. Pratima Dharm; with Will Snyder, Worship Associate
Christian Nestell Bovee wrote, Kindness is a language which even the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Rev. Pratima Dharm will speak on the topic of kindness to remind us of how we need to be more kind in order to live with hope instead of hate especially to fight the wrongs present in our society today. Kindness when applied on self and others, is a strategy that helps us not only to adhere to the principles of our faith better but also helps us hear our own inner voices of truth and justice in order to create our Beloved Community.
Feb 26The Workshop of Our Common Endeavor by The Rev. Evan Keely, Interim Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE; Van Summers, Worship Associate; the Chalice Dancers; and the Choir
Building and maintaining a beloved community of memory and hope demands much of us, and brings much joy and beauty into our lives.
Feb 19Reconstructing by The Rev. Evan Keely, Interim Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE; and Paul Wester, Worship Associate
Many in our congregation are reading the book The Third Reconstruction by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber. This book, and the moral movement it describes, has much to teach us.
Feb 12As Hearts Beat As One by The Rev. Evan Keely, Interim Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE; Abby Wester, Worship Associate; the Chalice Dancers; and the Childrens and Adult Choirs
We gather in community to remember what love demands of us.
Feb 5Membership in the World is Not Optional by Guest speaker Rev. Judith Morris; with Carla Miller, DMRE; and Beth Charbonneau, Worship Associate
Rev. Judy Morris, a retired Unitarian Universalist Minister and current member at Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church will share thoughts about membership and its meaning for us as a community and as citizens.
Jan 29The Order of Melchizedek by The Reverend Evan Keely, Interim Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE; Carol Carter Walker, Worship Associate; and the Choir
Clergy leaders of one kind or another have been present in every human civilization for thousands of years. What does clergy leadership mean to us?
Jan 22Love, Love and Love by The Reverend Evan Keely, Interim Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE; Mary Rooker, Worship Associate; and Scottish Fiddle Music by Sunita Pathik
Its challenging to love, especially as we recognize that there are different ways to love, and that there are different kinds of love.
Jan 15The End of the Obama Era and the Rise of Trumpism by The Rev. Evan Keely, Interim Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE; Paul Wester, Worship Associate; and the PBUUC Choir
Racism has always been part of American culture, but after a time of some progress, the nation appears to have regressed. And so the work of justice and compassion must continue.
Jan 8Resolution by The Reverend Evan Keely, Interim Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE; and Van Summers, Worship Associate
A new year is as good a time as any to renew our commitment to being who we truly want to be.
Jan 1Kwanzaa: An All Ages Celebration, Assessment and Feast by Carmelita Carter-Sykes with Carla Miller, Director of Multigenerational Exploration, Worship Associate Will Snyder, and the Chalice Dancers
This service sponsored by our Diversity/Anti Racism Transformation Team, (DARTT), will feature traditional music and rituals, drumming, stories, creation of art and the Chalice Dancers. In the Kwanzaa tradition of assessment as part of this end of year celebration, PBUUC members and friends will examine Black Lives Matter. The service will be followed immediately by the Kwanzaa Sharing Feast.

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