October 1, 2017: Story Sunday

We will have guest preacher Walter Clark.  (Walter received his Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in spring of 2016. He was an intern at the First Unitarian Universalist of Richmond for two years as well as an intern at the Fellowship of the Peninsula in Newport news last year.)  This is also […]

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Preaching: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. We fall down and sometimes we are born down. In the history of life’s leaders, life’s transformers is to get up and see beyond the predicament. On the isle of Patmos, left to die, John saw a new heaven, a new earth beyond his predicament. Jefferson saw a way […]

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July Worship

During the summer worship often takes on a more relaxed feel — we have only the one service at 10:00, and it’s a time for different voices in the pulpit.  On the 2nd, Rev. Wik will preach, and on the 9th it will be Rev Alex’s turn.  Sunday the 16th the preacher will be one […]

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Singer, songwriter, and peace activist Pete Seeger wrote that, “a good song reminds us what we’re fighting for.”  On this Music Sunday we’ll look at how music can help us embody our quest for justice.  Our Director of Music, Scott DeVeaux, and Rev. Wik lead our exploration. [Note:  the choir will be singing.  Also, this […]

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Sermon for TJMC UU Mothers Day 2017 By Rev. Alex McGee Note to reader:  This text was a general template for my comments, and some may have been changed or improvised on the spot.  Today is Mothers Day. Mothers Day can be looked at from different angles and experienced in different ways. Each of us […]

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February 26, 2017: Dreaming Creation

Read the Order of Service. There is the stuff of creation- the circles we call in our meditations, the human and animal beings, the trees and rivers, the oceans and streams– that beautiful amalgam. The creation– that some of us call God’s Creation.  And then there are the acts of creation– of babies and symphonies and […]

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February 12, 2017: A Service About Service

Read the Order of Service. The members of our senior high youth group (YRUU) will be offering today’s worship, encouraging us all to explore the idea of “service” as a part of our UU identity.  Drawing on their own experiences with service – in both large and small ways – our young people will offer the […]

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January 15, 2017: The Price of Prophecy

Read the Order of Service. On being Called Out, Called In and Showing Up.  Religious Educator, and our own Director of Administration and Finance, Christina Rivera will preach this Sunday about the ways in which Unitarian Universalism (and showing up for allyship) mean responding in new ways to being called out and called in.  Special guest […]

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November 6, 2016: Truth and Story

It begins with a stoning and it ends with a stoning, and in between there are some important teachings about truth and judgement, and there’s one big challenge.  That’s my 15-second synopsis of the 8th chapter of the Gospel of John, the passage my friend, and your pastor, suggested that each of us preach from this […]

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