Whether we enjoy it or not, we learn valuable spiritual lessons from the difficult people in our lives – those whom we know and love, those we work with, attend church with, and those whom we encounter more randomly. This morning, we will explore the … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker
The writer Zora Neale Hurston wrote: “Oh hope, you fall on soft ground” because she had heard seeds saying that to each other as they passed. How many of us wait for “soft” ground or just the right conditions before we plant our faithful seeds? … read more.
As a socially-distanced Valentine’s Day approaches with its mythic view of romance, we’ll explore why it can be so difficult to give and receive love and how we can soften into the comforting hug just outside of our resistance. What might it mean to be … read more.
Letterboxing is a quirky hobby combining orienteering, puzzle solving, journaling, and treasure hunting, dating back to the 1850’s in Dartmoor, England. With our well-intentioned 2021 resolutions in tow, we’ll explore Letterboxing as a spiritual metaphor for getting lost (in healthy ways) — stepping off the … read more.
For more than 50 years, a “Charlie Brown Christmas” has graced our TV screens. In it, Charlie Brown falls in love with the most despised little tree on the lot. “This little green tree needs a home,” he says. “I think it will be perfect. … read more.
On the cusp of the Solstice and in the midst of Hanukkah, we’ll explore the power of light to inspire, uplift, and enlighten us, and hear tales of how the warm glow of community and the kindness of strangers can support us in the “bleak … read more.
Have you ever noticed how often criticism or judgment gets in the way of our gratitude?
In this sermon for Thanksgiving weekend, we’ll explore how we might soften the critical impulse and free ourselves from the tyranny of judgment and the suffering it creates. We’ll ask: … read more.
When asked what he thought the afterlife would be like, the sage of Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau answered, “I’m taking it one world at a time.” As we explore how we relate to our inevitable finitude, we’ll consider how we might live deliberately in … read more.
In Unitarian Universalism, our birthright or adopted tradition, I often wonder (even, fret) about the degree of communal memory or the level of familiarity with the UU “recipe.” Critics both inside and outside of our movement suggest that we are a smorgasbord of side dishes … read more.