Though the Darkness

Though the Darkness ‘Round Me Close UU Church of the Palouse · September 23, 2018 Audio File:  Though the Darkness Opening Words  I’m going to begin with a content warning.  While I’m not going to get too dark while the kids are here, I am going to talk about the #MeToo movement and the current attempt…

Again and Again

Again and Again UU Church of the Palouse ● September 16, 2018 Audio File:  Again and Again Opening Words We are in the midst of the High Holy Days.  Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year) began last Saturday at sunset, and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) begins on Tuesday evening and ends on Wednesday evening. …

Pride Sunday

Pride Sunday UU Church of the Palouse ●August 26, 2018 Audio File:  Pride Sunday Sermon Opening Words Happy Pride weekend!  How many of you were at Palouse Pride yesterday?  Wasn’t it wonderful?  Every year, it seems to get a little bigger, a little better, and a little more joyous. Part of it may be that I…

On Beloved Community

On Beloved Community UU Church of the Palouse · August 19, 2018 Audio File:  Beloved Community Opening Words Good morning… and Welcome. Welcome to this community that you[left], you[center], you[right], and I —and many others who have come before us, both near and afar—have created together. This is a community of welcoming openness, of caring and…

Four Faiths

Four Faiths UU Church of the Palouse · August 12, 2018 Audio File:  Four Faiths Opening Words There’s a question I get asked quite frequently:  what do Unitarian Universalists believe?  My usual answer is to explain that we are not a creedal church, but a covenantal one.  This means we don’t all believe the same thing. …

Earth Day

Earth Day UU Church of the Palouse · April 22, 2018 Opening Words I don’t know about you, but I go back and forth between trying to make changes in how I live so as to walk a little lighter on the earth- and feeling terrified that all of these changes won’t make enough of…