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Upcoming Sermons

Videos of past sermons are available on our YouTube Channel.

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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 into theirs? Join us as we honor the places where we belong, the people to whom we belong, and the innumerable ways that we find and create family. Led by Intern Minister Aaron Eaves.

Sunday, November 25, 2018 – ONE SERVICE AT 10:15. “Why We Break Bread”

Food As An Act of Interdependence. On this weekend marked by large meals, let’s look at the spiritual connections we have with what and how we eat. Our Annual Thanksgiving Communion service. Rev. Leslie Takahashi and Intern Minister Aaron Eaves and Director of Lifespan Religious Education Indigo Lewis will lead this service which will contain our annual cider and bread communion, a ritual celebrating our interdependence. This is a multigenerational service with roles for all ages. If you or your children are interested in participating, please contact Indigo Lewis.

Past Sermons

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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September 2, 2018 “Let The River Flow!” – Two Services, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Join in this celebration of community solidarity and a chance to reflect on our personal…

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August 26, 2018 – “The Power of Joy“

What does it mean as a religious community to practice the transformative power of joy?…

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August 19, 2018 – “All the Knowing”

A Reflection on the Many Ways of Knowing. Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi as she returns…

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August 12, 2018 – “This is OUR Congregation”

The Exuberance of MDUUC. Coordinated by Worship Associate Mary Beth Spencer and Friends. We often…

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August 5, 2018 – “The Genocide in California’s Closet”

Genocide isn’t a crime that happens only in distant realms ruled by dictators. As Robert…

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July 29, 2018 – One Service 10:15 a.m. – “Life”

Worship Associate Dennis Iverson will lead the service. What would it mean to look at…

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July 22, 2018 – One Service 10:15 a.m. – “Beyond the Sum of Parts”

Science fiction writer Octavia Butler reminds us that “civilization is to groups what intelligence is…

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July 15, 2018 – One Service 10:15 a.m. – “Reconstructing Death”

Led by Linda Russell. What would happen if we could change our relationship with death?…

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July 8, 2018 – One Service 10:15 a.m. – “Expect the Unexpected”

Led by Michelle Paquette Events do not always unfold according to our plans. The unexpected…

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JULY 1, 2018 ONE SERVICE 10:15 a.m. -“All Are Called” – A Service of Many Voices

"The world is crying. Where's the upside?" In a time when headline after headline can have…

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JUNE 24, 2018 ONE SERVICE 10:15 a.m. – “Rugged Interdependence”

The ideals of individualism and independence are deeply embedded into our society. We are bombarded…

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JUNE 17, 2018 – ONE SERVICE 10:15 a.m. – “Last Intern Sunday”

Come celebrate with Intern Minister Natalie Malter as she reaches the end of her internship…

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JUNE 10, 2018 ONE SERVICE 10:15 a.m. – “Just Love”

MDUUC will display banners that proclaim that “Black Lives Matter” and “Just Love”. This Sunday…

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JUNE 3, 2018 – ONE SERVICE 10:15 a.m. – “Flower Communion”

Join us for this beautiful ritual of resistance and renewal designed by Unitarian Norbert Capek…

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May 27, 2018 – ONE SERVICE 10:15 a.m. – “When Words Fail: On Memorial Day and Our Culture of Violence”

The writer Margaret Atwood once said, “War is what happens when language fails.” As violence…

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May 20, 2018 – ONE SERVICE “Intention and the Art of Relationships”

Join us for our annual youth-led service to explore the intersection between our ethics, as…

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May 13, 2018 – “The Necessity of Imperfection”

Out of the fragments of a beautiful and broken world, we work to build our…

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May 6, 2018 – “The Inferiority of Perfection”

What happens when we decide to re-imagine what we are taught to believe are our…

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April 29, 2018: “No Time for a Casual Faith”

With Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association. From Phoenix to Charlottesville, UUA President,…

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April 22, 2018: “The Wisdom of Redwood Trees”

In an age of technology, it can be easy to feel disconnected from the world…

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