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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.’

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 comes at the end of the High Holy Days in the Jewish calendar. It offers a time for us to look back over the past year at our indiscretions, what some refer to as sins. For all of us who are not perfect, Yom Kippur is our day. Let us take time to acknowledge to ourselves and others when we have missed the mark as acts of solidarity and resilience. The worship leader is the Rev. Neal T. Anderson.

September 22, 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 upcoming generations will have the same confidence in the peace-making which has long been the goal of liberal religious thinking. What is the status of peace—inner and global– in a world of conflict? Join Rev. Leslie in this service in which we will rededicate our candles of peace and remembrance.

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 ask these questions as we explore the topic of self-love and what it means for our health, spiritual development, and our call to help create a more just world.” Our intern minister Aaron Eaves will lead this service.

Past Sermons

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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April 8, 2018:  DIY Virtues: Courage

Rev. Leslie Takahashi will look at how we nurture and nourish courage in our times.…

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April 1, 2018 – “Rolling Away the Stone(s): Celebrations of Easter.”

Please join us for our services at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.  The first service will be…

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March 25, 2018 – “Faithful? Who Me?”

Does the idea of faithfulness have any traction for us as religious liberals in 2017?…

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March 18, 2018 – “Legacy”

“Legacy”. Author Stephen Cave says there are four kinds of legacies which we can leave,…

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March 11, 2018 – One Service at 11:15: “Strong Roots, New Buds”

One Service at 11:15: “Strong Roots, New Buds” with Revs. Mary Katherine Morn and Leslie…

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March 4, 2018 – “Hinterland’s Who’s Who?”

Rev. Neal spent the first 35 years of his life in Canada and first came…

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February 25: Medusa’s Footprints

A break-through of our age has been an understanding of trauma and all that it…

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February 18: What’s Love Got to do With It?

On this Sunday after Valentine’s Day, we will explore the concept of Agape, a universal…

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February 11: Patience Is the River

In Winnie The Pooh, Milne writes: “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall…

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