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“Turning the Other Cheek”

Rev. Axel Gehrmann and W. A. Corey Brunson
On Easter Sunday we remember the life and teachings of a prophet, who, in a memorable sermon on the mount, encouraged us to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us. Jesus, it seems, was … read more.

“Resistance Is Futile, Or Is It?”

Rev. Elaine Gehrmann and Worship Associate Ann Jacobson

In the Star Trek universe, the tagline of the invading species “the Borg” is “Resistance is Futile.” Perhaps this is a psychological ploy, perhaps a time-saving attempt, perhaps a fact, stating the inevitable. We have all had times when … read more.

“Sharing Our Vulnerability”

Kathleen Craig, Maren Martin, & Bjorn Nilson
Vulnerability is a quality that we all grapple with. We’ll talk about the various types of vulnerability (there are at leas five!), how our level of vulnerability can impact our relationships, and how people react to us. Vulnerability is … read more.

“Salvation for Ourselves and the Earth”

Rev. Dr. Jay Atkinson and W.A. Lauren Keenan
Year by year, ever more dramatically, we see how the spiritual health and physical vulnerability of humanity is intertwined with Earth’s vulnerability. Human and planetary salvation are existentially linked. If we cannot learn to live together, we will … read more.

“This Bittersweet Life”

Rev. Elaine Gehrmann & W.A. Simona Bartl
“We’re built to live simultaneously in love and loss, bitter and sweet,” says author Susan Cain. In our society it seems that we are continuously pressured to seek happiness, and to avoid depression and sadness. This morning we will … read more.

“Risking Vulnerability”

Rev. Axel Gehrmann and W.A. Page Galloway

 The psychiatrist M. Scott Peck writes, “There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.” This raises several questions: When is it worthwhile … read more.

“Unconditional Love”

Worship Associates Corey Brunson, Shannon Morrison, and Sue Ellen Stringer

We are called to love one another unconditionally but that seems like an awfully high bar. What does unconditional love even look like? How can we stop our own inner critic in order to love the … read more.

“What’s Love Got to Do With It?”

Rev. Elaine Gehrmann and W.A. Ray Krise

One of our central Unitarian Universalist values is love. The recent report by the UUA’s Article II Study Commission reaffirms this, putting love literally in the center of our shared values, and saying, “We are accountable to one another … read more.

“When Love Is a Verb”

Rev. Axel Gehrmann and W.A. Lauren Keenan
While love is certainly an important idea in human affairs, there is no universal consensus as to the meaning of love. Some say God is love, others that it is a quality of kindness associated with the Buddha, and … read more.

“Love Languages”

Rev. Elaine Gehrmann and W.A. Ann Jacobson
Love is one of the most important and powerful human experiences. How do we communicate our love? What are some of the many ways we can give, and receive love? We sometimes struggle with interpretation, translation, and misunderstandings. How … read more.