Ferdinand’s Refusal

A sermon by Robin Livingston For some of us, hearing the Story of Ferdinand this morning was the first time we heard it, but many of us have grown up with Ferdinand. A lot of us have a nostalgic sort of fondness for this bull. I think a lot of readers see themselves in Ferdinand, … Continue reading Ferdinand’s Refusal

What To You Is Wealth?

The King Midas tale has been told for nearly 3,000 years. The story seems to be a cautionary tale about the danger of being too greedy, a warning that loving money too much can harm you and your loved ones.


We covenant to collectively transform and grow spiritually and ethically. Openness to change is fundamental to our Unitarian and Universalist heritages, never complete and never perfect.

Unjust Laws, Civil Disobedience & Reproductive Freedom

Over the last several years, in response to abortion bans and restrictions, advocates around the country have developed an alternative supply network for abortion pills outside of the law. Carrie Baker, a lawyer, professor at Smith College, and law-abiding citizen, talks about her participation in this work in this sermon. She also offers a moral justification for her decision to do this work.

UUA Statement on the Humanitarian Catastrophe in Gaza & Israel

The Unitarian Universalist Association released a statement on the current crisis on October 17, 2023. During our congregation’s service celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we handed out copies of the statement to our membership in attendance and member Naomi Yanis delivered a short message of introduction.

Chutes and Ladders for Universalists

How many of you have played Chutes and Ladders or Snakes and Ladders? It is a game with a moving forward and being sent back mechanic, a game of pure chance and no strategy. It originated from the Indian game called Gyan Chauper, which is over three thousand years old.

Bringing Hell to Paradise

This an invitation to question the colonizer thinking that lives inside all of us, to say that manifest destiny must stop, to find the connections in our history and relationships and build forward with respect. We know too well that we cannot change the past, but we need not repeat it.