Short clips from our sermons

2023 – 2024

Sharing What We Can – Reverend Rachael Hayes; February 25, 2024

Equity: The Right to Flourish – Reverend Rachael Hayes and Polly Peterson; February 18, 2024

From the Strength of this Circle – Reverend Rachael Hayes; February 11, 2024

Delight – Robin Livingston, February 4, 2014

Transformation – Reverend Rachael Hayes, January 28, 2024

Unjust Laws, Civil Disobedience and Reproductive Freedom – Dr. Carrie Baker ; January 21, 2024

MLK Sunday: Beyond War – Reverend Rachael Hayes; January 14, 2024

Christmas Eve: Candlelight Peace – Reverend Rachael Hayes; December 24, 2023

Christmas Eve: Bless this Child – Reverend Rachael Hayes; December 24, 2023

The Solstice Badger – Andrew Coate, DRE and the RE Program; December 17, 2023

Hanukkah: More Light – Reverend Rachael Hayes; December 10, 2023

All Sacred Beings – Reverend Rachael Hayes; December 3, 2023

TRUUsT the Process – Andrew Coate, DRE: November 26, 2023

Generosity: From this We Live – Reverend Rachael Hayes; November 19, 2023

Chutes and Ladders for Universalists – Reverend Rachael Hayes; November 12, 2023

Tending these Fires – Reverend Rachael Hayes; November 5, 2023

The Ancestors Voice – Andrew Coate, DRE and the Reverend Rachael Hayes; October 29, 2023

Justice: For the Turning of the Tide – Reverend Rachael Hayes; October 15, 2023

Bringing Hell to Paradise – Reverend Rachael Hayes; October 8, 2023

Come Sing a Song with Me: a Service on Welcome and Belonging – Alyson Bull; October 1, 2023

The Heart to Repair – Reverend Rachael Hayes; September 24, 2023

Interdependence: Shoveling Sh*t for the Glory of G*d – Reverend Rachael Hayes; September 17, 2023

Water Ritual – Reverend Rachael Hayes; September 10, 2023

Blessing of the Backpacks – Reverend Rachael Hayes; August 27, 2023

To Go With One Another – Robin Livingston; August 20, 2023

Among the three Sisters – Allyson Bull; August 13, 2023

An Everything Altar – Reverend Rachael Hayes; August 6, 2023

2022 – 2023

Sacred Rest – Reverend Rachael Hayes; June 11, 2023

Centennial Flower Ceremony – Reverend Rachael Hayes; June 4, 2023

The People in the Place – Reverend Rachael Hayes; May 28, 2023

Correspondence with Our Better Angels – Alyson Bull, Worship Associate; May 21, 2023

Close as the Skin – Reverend Rachael Hayes; May 14, 2023

Bear Hunt and New Member Welcome – Reverend Rachael Hayes; April 30, 2023

We Join Our Work to Heaven’s Gifts – Reverend Dr. Andrea Ayvazian; April 23, 2023

Simple Gifts – Andrew Coate, DRE and Emma Livingston; April 16, 2023

Easter: Let us Rise – Reverend Rachael Hayes; April 9, 2023

Passover: Holy Ground – Reverend Rachael Hayes; April 2, 2023

All In – Honoring Long Time Members – Karen Mack, Libby Walton-Stanforth and Mary Herman

What Gift Can We Bring – Reverend Rachael Hayes and the LDC Committee; March 19, 2023

For all that is our life – Reverend Rachael Hayes; March 12, 2023

Wayfinding – Andrew Coate; DRE; March 5, 2023

Gender is the Poetry – Collee Williams, Emma Livingston & Reverend Rachael Hayes; February 12, 2023

Bright Morning Stars – Reverend Rachael Hayes; February 5, 2023

Interdependence Day – Reverend Rachael Hayes; January 22, 2023

Beloved Community – Reverend Rachael Hayes; January 15, 2023

Turning Over a New Leaf – Emma Livingston and the UUA Staff; January 8, 2023

Embracing Possibility in Times of Change – Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray and UUA Staff; January 1, 2023

Christmas Eve Service – Rev. Rachael Hayes and lovely music: December 24, 2022

Winter Solstice – Rev. Rachael Hayes, DRE Andrew Coate, and Music Director Brenda Miller: Dec. 16, 2022

Lessons from Gate 4-A – Rev. Rachael Hayes and the UUA Pacific Western Region: December 11, 2022

Wanderers and Worshipers – Reverend Rachael Hayes; December 4, 2022

We Give Thanks – Andrew Coate, DRE; November 27, 2022

Telling the Truth – Reverend Rachael Hayes and Collee Williams; November 20, 2022

Questioning Christianity – Reverend Rachael Hayes; November 13, 2022

Reproductive Justice – Reverend Rachael Hayes and Anne Louise White; November 6, 2022

Ancestor Lights – Reverend Rachael Hayes; October 30, 2022

My Roots Go Down – Andrew Coate and Alyson Bull; October 23, 2022

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Grandmother Maple & Good Dirt – Reverend Rachael Hayes: October 9, 2022

Days of Awe: Forgiving Sarah – Reverend Rachael Hayes: October 2, 2022

Truth to Power Reverend Rachael Hayes; September 25, 2022

Preparing for Wonder: Blessing of the Backpacks – Reverend Rachael Hayes; September 18, 2022

Water Ritual: Sources of Our Living Tradition – Reverend Rachael Hayes and Andrew Coate, DRE; September 11, 2022

2021 – 2022

When Hardship is Good – Kate Hart; June 19, 2022

Celebration! – Rebecca Fricke, the RE Minstry and Reverend Rachael Hayes; June 12, 2022

Flower Ceremony – Rev. Rachael Hayes and DRE Rebecca Fricke; June 5, 2022

Becoming Human: Life at the End of the “One-World World” – Dr. Boone Shear; May 29, 2022

Woven in a Single Garment of Destiny – Rev. Rachael Hayes and Rev. Frederick Gray; May 22, 2022

The Time it Takes – Reverend Rachael Hayes; May 15, 2022

Holding Rage Tenderly – Reverend Rachael Hayes; May 8, 2022

Ukraine – War Crimes and the Law of War – William Newman; May 1, 2022

Ways of Knowing – Reverend Rachael Hayes; April 24, 2022

Easter – the Kin(g)dom in our Midst – Reverend Rachael Hayes; April 17, 2022

Passover – Dancing with Miriam – Reverend Rachael Hayes; April 10, 2022

Turning the Titanic in Time – Darcy Dumont; April 3, 2022

Quality not Quantity – Reverend Rachael Hayes; March 20, 2022

To Bless this Sorrow – Reverend Rachael Hayes; March 13, 2022

Active Hope in Difficult Times – Anne Goodwin; March 6, 2022

Interdependence – Reverend Rachael Hayes; February 20, 2022

You are Loved – Reverend Rachael Hayes and the UUA; February 13, 2022

Side with Love – Sunday Services Committee; February 6, 2022

Comfort Traps and New Member Welcome – Reverent Rachael Hayes; January 30, 2022

Reproductive Justice: Roe v. Wade Sunday – Reverend Rachael Hayes; January 23, 2022

Towards a Positive Peace: Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday – Reverend Rachael Hayes; January 16, 2022

Reparations in Amherst – Dr. Amilcar Shabazz; January 9, 2022

Afghan Resettlement in the Pioneer Valley – Kathryn Buckley-Brawner; Jan. 2, 2022

Opening the Gates – Reverend Rachael Hayes; December 12, 2021

Memory, Gratitude and Hope – Reverend Nancy Arnold; November 28, 2021

Power, Authority, & Accountability – Reverend Rachael Hayes; November 21, 2021

Banishing the Binary – Reverend Rachael Hayes and Dr. Ed Tick; November 14, 2021

All Souls Sunday – Reverend Rachael Hayes; November 7, 2021

Gathering at the Village Well – Reverend John Pastor; October 31, 2021

Many Roads: Exploring White Supremacy Culture – Reverend Rachael Hayes; October 24, 2021

Worthy Now Prison Ministry – The Church of the Larger Fellowship; October 17, 2021

Indigenous People’s Day: Sacred Footprints – Reverend Rachael Hayes; October 10, 2021

The Grand Harmony: a Look at Our Seventh Principle – Kate Dahlstedt; October 3, 2021

Moving Through Fear – Reverend Rachael Hayes; September 26, 2021

The Call of Covenant – Reverend Rachael Hayes; September 19, 2021

Be Like Water – Reverend Hayes; September 12, 2021

You Shall Release [The Land] – Rabbi David Seidenberg; September 5, 2021

We Adopted the 8th Principle. Now What? – Rev. Rachael Hayes; August 29, 2921

We Rest in this Love – Reverend Rachael Hayes; August 22, 2021

Like Your Name But Shorter – Reverend Rachael Hayes; August 8, 2021

The Spirituality of Caregiving – John Gerber; July 11, 2921

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