Augustine of Hippo once wrote, “Hope has two beautiful daughters – Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they don’t remain as they are.” There’s a lot to unpack in that, and a lot for us to learn. Rev. Wik will preach. NOTE: The church office will be closed […]
The Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray wrote that hope is, “a song in a weary throat.” This Sunday we’ll have an introduction to this trailblazer, and consider just what she might have meant by that and how her understanding of “hope” might be relevant for us today. Rev. Wik will preach.
“Rural Voices” Good morning. The sermon topic that was advertised for this morning was about chapters of life and how to live in a spiritually full way at each stage. I realized over the last few days that Erik covered that somewhat last week and I covered it in my April sermon. So, I decided […]
This Sunday we celebrate our annual Bridging Ceremony, when we recognize our graduating high school seniors, and both mark and honor this time when they transition from youth to young adulthood.
For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan began on this past Friday evening. Ramadan is so central to Islam that it is considered one of the “five pillars” of the faith, and fasting is central to Ramadan. With only a few exceptions (which I’ll get back to in a moment), every Muslim is expected to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ringing the Chime Greetings Good morning, and welcome to Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist. Ours is a congregation in the liberal religious tradition, and we welcome all who would work together to make this a world in which all are welcome. As a part of that welcome I would encourage each of us to […]
The theme of our worship reflection this month is Transformation. So, I picked the poem about the spider weaving its web because it has many images of transformation. Erik read the poem to the children, and it is also printed in your order of service so you can post it on your fridge or share […]
As we consider the very real threats to our beloved Earth, it’s easy to get discouraged and overwhelmed. Instead, let us observe Earth Day by renewing both our spirits and our resolve with our annual flower communion. Bring a flower to help fill our sanctuary with beauty and our hearts with hope.