Sermons on Beloved Community
I’ve long been impressed with this simple statement which came to Ann Herbert in a Sausalito restaurant in the early 1980’s. She wrote it on her placemat and shared it with a fellow sitting nearby who in turn shared it with others. It spread throughout the land. A book was written. Oprah did a program on it. A foundation was started. It’s due for a revival. – Rev. Paul
Chaim Potok begins his insightful novel In the Beginning with the words “All beginnings are Hard.” Indeed, they are. Rev. Paul Johnson deals with some of these hardships but also points out the keen anticipation, even exhilaration, of the beginnings in our lives.
Sharon Scholl gives us some (perhaps unwelcome) advice on how to our beloved community should move into the future.
Linda Hart Green urges us to achieve true belonging through authenticity, vulnerability, acknowledging our interconnectedness, and making space for others.
Peter Racine explores the roles that knowledge, half-truths, misinformation, and ignorance play in our church community. He urges us to remember the respect, love, and humility that ground UU’ism when navigating the current challenges within our beloved community.
Katie Dalbey recollects her experiences helping young teens in the wilderness, connecting them to restorative justice for a church in crisis.
Linda Hart Green urges us to commit to a higher good, to unity, and to love in the midst of our disagreement and discord.
Donna Janesky continues our annual new year tradition of honoring those that have passed last year.
Thomas Karst speaks on the Advent, on the hope for truth and love to make the world and our community right.