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Upcoming Sermons

Videos of past sermons are available on our YouTube Channel.

You can search YouTube by sermon title or date, for example ‘June 20.’

Sunday, March 17 – Hearing One Another Into Truth

We are living at the speed of sound, buried beneath a weight of information, besieged by change at every turn and the backdrop of national turmoil seems to make everything a little worse. How can awareness of our selves and of one another give us sustenance in these difficult times? How can deep and compassionate listening be a balm for the spirit and mind? Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi for this service.

Sunday, March 24 – ONE SERVICE 11:15 a.m. – A Legacy of Love: A Service of Commitment.

Join us for a single service at 11:15 a.m. which will be proceeded by our Beacon Breakfast. Our special guest for this service will be the inimitable Betty Reid Soskin, a past president of the congregation and the most distinguished member of the US Park Service staff. Awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama, Betty Reid Soskin is the author of Sign My Name to Freedom. You can learn more about her here: https://www.berkeleyside.com/2018/02/07/berkeleys-betty-reid-soskin-extraordinary-life-nations-oldest-park-ranger or by entering her name in any search engine.

Sunday, March 31 – The Adventure of Getting Older

Rev. Dave Sammons will explore the adventure of getting older, both as a minister now retired and as a person who wants to remember the poets adage: “Birth and death are the landmarks but it’s the field between that’s important.” Rev. David Sammons is the Minister Emeritus at MDUUC.

Past Sermons

Why Hate Is Not The Answer and Ignorance Not the Antidote

This morning we awoke to unspeakable news from Christchurch New Zealand where 49 people are…

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A Treasure Hunt for Journeys All Around Us

Try perceiving your well-known world in new ways. Take our monthly treasure hunt list with…

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Sunday, March 10, 2019 – A Desert Story

A very long time ago, a young Jewish man fled to the desert for 40…

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Sunday, February 24, 2019 – Nevertheless, She Persisted

In 2017 this phrase was used in an attempt to silence a U.S. Senator and…

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Sunday, March 3, 2019 – The Snail and the Hermit Crab

If life is a journey and not a destination, when is the time to stay…

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Sunday, February 24, 2019 – Nevertheless, She Persisted

In 2017 this phrase was used in an attempt to silence a U.S. Senator and…

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Sunday, February 17, 2019 – What It Means to Love

Love is a word that is used a lot but can often mean radically different…

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Sunday, February 3 – For Love of Language

Language helps us understand and interpret our world and to reach out to one another.…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019 – ONE SERVICE, 10:15 a.m. – Our Living Tradition

Join us for a multigenerational exploration of our Living Tradition. We will honor those who…

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Sunday, January 20, 2019 – Identity Politics

This term has been coined by conservatives to dismiss the idea that one’s identity shapes…

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Sunday, January 13, 2019 – Don’t Go Changing

How do we navigate the seemingly constant call for our personal growth and change with…

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Sunday, January 6, 2019 – New View of Transformation

In this service, we will honor the new year and also reflect on the possibilities…

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Sunday, December 30, 2018 – “Dusk and Dawn” – One Service 10:15 a.m.

As we approach the dawn of a new year, there’s this moment where we become…

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Sunday, December 23, 2018 – “A Collective Breath” – One Service 10:15 a.m.

As the holidays approach, we enter a time that each person experiences differently. For some,…

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Sunday, December 16, 2018 – “It’s So Bright!” One Service 10:15 a.m.

Joining our amazing children’s choir for this service celebrating the miracle of birth and abundance.…

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Sunday, December 9, 2018 – “Abundance as the Gift”

We cannot snap our fingers and change the state of the world. We cannot blink…

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Sunday, December 2, 2018 – “Belongingness”

Humans have an inherent desire to be part of something that is larger than themselves.…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018 – ONE SERVICE AT 10:15. “Why We Break Bread: Community As An Act of Interdependence.”

How does our engagement with community offer us a sense of abundance? How does the…

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Sunday, November 18, 2018 – “The Many Facets of Family”

Whether formally or informally, have you adopted anyone into your family? Has anyone adopted you…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018 – “Better Together”

As we reflect on the elections just past, we recognize the ways that we act…

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Sunday, November 4, 2018 – “The Empty Frame”

Whose stories do we tell and whose do we leave untold? Whose portraits do we…

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 – The Lost Art of Lamentation

This is our annual All Souls service which honors those who have died who are…

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 – “Glancing Encounters”

How are we touched by our small and random brushes with truths small and large.…

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 – “Solidarity Forever”

We are better together. Religious community is a place that people can practice what it can…

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Sunday, October 7, 2018 – 9:15 – “Red Hot Truths”, 11:15 – Blessing of the Animals

9:15 a.m - Red Hot Truths. Sometimes we face issues which are hard to grasp…

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September 30, 2018 – “Self-Love: What does it mean to love yourself and are there limits?” Two Services 9:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Is there a place where self-love ends and selfishness begins? In today’s service, we will…

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September 23, 2018 – “Did Peace Get Its Chance?” Two Services – 9:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Our world is increasingly tried by conflict and competition. We can no longer assume that…

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September 16, 2018 – ”The “Work” of At-one-ment”- Two Services 9:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Yom Kippur is considered by Jews to be the holiest day of the year. It…

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