12/10/17 – Rev. Sarah Schurr – Walking Toward Trouble

“Walking Toward Trouble” – Rev. Sarah Schurr – This sermon holds up the interfaith challenge offered by two of the Ware speakers at UUA gatherings of recent years. It might be titled, “An Nun and a Muslim walk into a UU assembly hall…”

12/3/17 – Dr. Marcia Pearce – MONEY AND THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS – IT’S ALL GOOD.

“Be the change you want to see in the world”
– – Mahatma Gandhi

Is there some kind of war going on, between the so-called ‘materialism of money’, and the oft longed for feelings of quieter, simpler times?
Is money becoming the ruler of our Christmas gifting decisions?
Is “Well, it only comes once a year” a good enough excuse for participating in, but no longer enjoying what used to be a loving, fun, even sacred time?

“If we can make it through December . . . we’ll be alright” was Merle Haggard’s wail. Well, No, No, and No!

There’s a far more truthful way to think about both money and the meaning of Christmas, that can give us back our joy and peace of mind.

Harlan Miller in ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ writes: “Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmastime, with the endless, unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts, is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words”.

Let’s change that!

11/26/17 – Dr. Ruth Miller- Advent

Today is the first Sunday of a Christian tradition that has evolved substantially over the past several hundred years, merging bits and pieces from many cultures and spiritual paths. Rev. Dr. Ruth Miller will help us honor the season and see how and why it is what it is – and discover what it can be for people seeking to deepen their spiritual lives and values.