A Certified Green Sanctuary Intentionally Multicultural An LGBT Welcoming Congregation Home Home

Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church - Welcoming. Multicultural. Green.

Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church
 

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.

2018

Apr 15Each Kindness by Rev. Rachel Christensen, Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE; and Beth Charbonneau, Worship Associate
Kindnesses done and not done fill our stories of friendships and welcome. Join us in the Flower Celebration today. Bring flowers to share with others in a celebration of community and spring. Help us to Welcome new members.
Apr 8Our Bodies are for Loving by Rev. Rachel Christensen, Minister; with Paul Wester, Worship Associate, and guest pianist Keith Miller
Our bodies come in all shapes and sizes and embody life and all that goes with it. Living, growing, loving, aging.
Apr 1Early Christianity: Not What You Think by Rev. Rachel Christensen, Minister; with William Snyder, Worship Associate; Carla Miller, DMRE; and the Choir
Early Christian practices valued women and life, far more than the patriarchy and crucifixion and resurrection. We explore that history and what it means for us today.
Mar 25The Poor are Always with Us by The Reverend Rachel Christensen, Minister; with Jeri Holloway, Worship Associate; Carla Miller, DMRE; The PBUUC Choir; and the Children`s Choir
Fifty years ago, in March 1968 the Kerner Commission published their report on the causes of the racial civil disorders that took place in many cities throughout the US. Poverty was one of the primary causes, and remains today a major influence on opportunity.
Mar 18Shinto: The Way of the Gods by Catherine Boyle, Guest Speaker; with Carla Miller, DMRE; William Snyder, Worship Associate; and the Children`s Choir
How does ritual connect us to the sacred? Catherine Boyle discusses her time spent at Tsubaki Grand Shrine in Japan and the power and meaning of ritual within Shinto.
Mar 11Pi Day, Fly Bottles and Other Conundrums by Rev. Rachel Christensen, with Carla Miller, DMRE; and Samantha Evans, Worship Associate
Because - pi. A celebration of pi and deep thinkers of the world. [Daylight savings begins - remember to set your clocks forward one hour Saturday night.]
Mar 4Driving the Dream by The Reverend Rachel Christensen, Minister; with Paul Wester, Worship Associate; Carla Miller, DMRE; The PBUUC Choir; and The Chalice Dancers
We are in it together, this Unitarian Universalist journey through time and space. If it is going to happen, we are the ones who have to make it happen. How do we work together to do it?
Feb 25Bound Together by The Reverend Rachel Christensen, Minister; with Jeri Holloway, Worship Associate; Carla Miller, DMRE; and guest musician, Markus Williams
In Judeo-Christian tradition people are bound to their faith through the sacraments of their tradition. Ours is a covenantal faith with no required creed or sacraments. What is it that binds us together?
Feb 18Living Things First by Rev. Sadie Lansdale, guest minister; with Mary Rooker, Worship Associate; and Special Music from a flute quartet.
We are a tradition of reinterpretation and change. How might we read sacred texts, our own hymns, and indeed our own habits through a lens of respect and reverence for life?
Feb 11Our Wholly Holy Family by Rev. Rachel Christensen; with Carla Miller, DMRE; Beth Charbonneau, Worship Associate; and the Choir
We have many families, and many forms of families in our Paint Branch Community. Today we celebrate Family, even though imperfect, as a unit of life and love and support.
Feb 4Generosity by Rev. Rachel Christensen; with Carla Miller, DMRE; Elizabeth Porter, Worship Associate; and the Choir
What does it mean to be generous? We have been taught, and we teach our children to be generous. How do we actually do that?
Jan 28Men and Paint Branch by Paint Branch Men`s Group; with William Snyder, Worship Associate; and Special Music
How do men come to join Paint Branch? Why are there twice as many women as men involved in Paint Branch groups and activities? What do men get out of sharing in the church community as well as in the men`s fellowship?
Jan 21Who Owns My Body? by The Reverend Rachel Christensen, Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE; Paul Wester, Worship Associate; and the Choir
The anniversary of Roe v. Wade. What has this Supreme Court Decision meant to us as a culture, as a country?
Jan 14Promise and Practice: Martin Luther King`s Vision of Beloved Community by The Reverend Rachel Christensen, Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE; Jeri Holloway, Worship Associate; and the Choir
A look at the promise of King`s words and vision, and how our practice has moved us closer to and been short of his vision.
Jan 7Our Promise of Community by The Reverend Rachel Christensen, Minister; with Carla Miller, DMRE; and Samantha Evans, Worship Associate
The way our world is speaking to each other is sure to deliver hurts and misunderstandings. How will we practice healthier ways to be in community?

Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Google Plus Icon

 

Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church • 3215 Powder Mill Road • Adelphi, Maryland 20783-1097
301-937-3666 • Fax: 301-937-3667 • churchadmin@pbuuc.orgwebmaster@pbuuc.org

Regular operating hours for the Church Office are 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Friday. Any exception to these hours will be posted in the Sunday Order of Service.