Upcoming Sermons

Videos of past sermons are available on our YouTube Channel.

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December 31: Letting Go and Opening to Possibility

This passing year, 2017, was one that brought many challenges and opportunities for growth. How do we restore our spirits and let go of those places where we may have fallen short of our marks? Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi for this meditative service releasing the old and preparing room for the new.

December 24: ONE SERVICE at 10:15 a.m.

Please bring cookies to share so that we can enjoy a little fellowship.  If you can be a cookie wrangler for this event, please contact intern minister Natalie Malter.

5:00 p.m. Children’s Service

7:00 p.m. Carols, Candles and Stories

8:30 p.m. Carols, Candles and Stories

 

December 17: When The Stars Shine Brightest. Evening Solstice Service at 6:30 p.m.

Joining our amazing children’s choir for this service celebrating these darkest days of the year. An inspiring and uplifting multigenerational celebration of this season.

Evening Solstice Service 6:30 p.m. A special service for the returning of the light. Join Revs. Neal Anderson and Leslie Takahashi as well as members of our worship council for this very special service appropriate for people of all ages wishing to honor the turning of the year and herald the returning of the sun.

December 24: ONE SERVICE at 10:15 a.m.

Please bring cookies to share so that we can enjoy a little fellowship.  If you can be a cookie wrangler for this event, please contact intern minister Natalie Malter. 5:00 p.m. Children's Service 7:00 p.m. Carols, Candles and Stories 8:30 p.m. Carols, Candles and Stories  

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December 17: When The Stars Shine Brightest. Evening Solstice Service at 6:30 p.m.

Joining our amazing children’s choir for this service celebrating these darkest days of the year. An inspiring and uplifting multigenerational celebration of this season. Evening Solstice Service 6:30 p.m. A special service for the returning of the light. Join Revs. Neal Anderson and Leslie Takahashi as well as members of our worship council for this very special service appropriate for people of all ages wishing to honor the turning of the year and herald the returning of the sun.

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Past Sermons

December 10: “The Gift of Presence”

It is being discovered that loneliness is one of the great afflictions of our time.…

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December 3: At Home In Acceptance

Families come in many shapes and sizes and are often know sculpted rather than inherited.…

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November 26: The Daily Challenges of Gratitude: ONE SERVICE at 10:15 a.m.

In this season of Thanksgiving, we reflect upon that for which we are thankful and…

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November 19: Awakening Hope

Jon Kabat-Zinn once said, "Little things? The little moments? They aren't little." In a time…

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November 12: I Need to Breathe

I don’t think that I am the only one suffering from Executive Order disorder, the…

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November 5: Black Holes and Beloved Community

As we mark the week of another Election Day, many of us are in deep…

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October 29: Finite Time and Infinite Life

Each year we honor "All Souls," a time of marking our relationship with those we…

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October 22: How Wolves Change Rivers & The Blessing of the Animals

Our First Service will ask, Does our awareness of our environment matter in an age…

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October 15: Put A Ring On It

In the immortal words of 21st century theologian Beyonce, "If you liked it, then you…

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October 8: Extending Our Welcome

Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church is a Welcoming Congregation, meaning it affirms and promotes LGBTQ…

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October 1: There Is Always A Prior Step

How does our ability to do what we wish today dictated by what we have…

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September 24: DIY Virtues for An Age of Challenge

This is the first in a series of occasional sermons by Rev. Leslie Takahashi positing…

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September 17: Stories We Don’t Tell

Our world is full of challenges and heartache. Yet, so often we remain silent about…

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September 10: Why Faith Matters in A Faithless World

In our techno-saavy and jaded world, what is the relevance of faith? Why do we…

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September 3: Our Life Flows On. Our Water Communion Service.

Originally performed in 1980 as a feminist ceremony in honor of women's spirituality, the Unitarian…

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August 27: Got Transformation?

Rev. Neal Anderson, Minister for Engagement and Justice, will explore the tension between our call…

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August 20: The Spiritual Lessons of Pit Bulls

Life often gives us challenges we did not expect—and gifts as well. Rev. Leslie Takahashi…

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August 13: Exuberantly Multicultural…Explained…

This past Spring, one of the visions our congregation decided to include on our Roadmap…

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August 6: FLOUR Communion: Sharing Food for the Journey

We often speak of our dream of "beloved community." But, just as a community changes…

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July 30: In Every Generation

Our living tradition is regularly changing, shifting, and growing. Summer Minister Jim Lewis will explore…

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July 23: Sources of Our Faith

Unitarian Universalists have deeply rooted beliefs from a variety of sources. MDUUC's young adults delve…

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July 16: Empty Net

It is difficult to create the lives we want when we focus on what others…

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July 9: To Interrupt and be Interrupted

Exploring the intersections of our agency and complicity in the systems around us via Hamilton…

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July 2: GA Reflections: Resist, Rejoice, Renew

Join MDUUC members fresh from their trip to General Assembly in New Orleans.  Journey with…

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June 25: Infinite Complexity

Lead by Worship Associate Carol Sue Cain

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June 18: Just Another MDUUCing Growth Experience

Join Intern Minister Jim Lewis and Lead minister Leslie Takahashi and as they explore the…

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June 11: Thin Moments

There are occasional moments when the veil between reality and the transcendent seems thin, and…

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June 4: The Beauty of Resistance

Our Annual Flower Communion Service: Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi, Rev. David Usher, Rev. Ranwa Hammamy,…

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May 28: Duty and Deep Calling

On this weekend that we remember those who have died in military service, we reflect…

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May 21: Annual Youth Service

One Service begins on this day.

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