Upcoming Sermons

Videos of past sermons are available on our YouTube Channel.

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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 of global warming? Does it matter how we relate to one another on a planet shrunk by technology and fear? Rev. Leslie Takahashi will examine how the concept of interdependence, so central to our faith, is being played out and resisted in our greater world and what we can do about it.

Our Second Service will be, The Blessing of the Animals. As we model interdependence, we will conduct this service on the patio and all well-mannered animals are invited to attend this special service where we acknowledge the way that the animals in our lives connect us to a larger world of joy, care and comfort. Rev. Leslie Takahashi and friends will lead this multi-generational service on the patio!

Past Sermons

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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May 14: Promise The Children

In the world in which we live, our children face new challenges, one to which…

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May 7: Bending With the Arc

Recent events within the Unitarian Universalist Association have created space for conversations, questions, and debate.…

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April 30: A UU Theology of Resistance

Resistance is a word heard in many context today. What do we mean by it…

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April 23: Too Soon to Tell

There was once a poor old farmer who had worked his fields all his life,…

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April 16: Rolling Away the Stone

A celebration of Easter. Though a literal resurrection story is not a source of comfort…

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April 9: Two Truths and A Lie

How do we look at honesty as a spiritual discipline. In a world of truths…

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April 2: Bright Abyss & A Large Frame

Okay, so traditional images of the Divine leave you flat? And yet what face do…

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March 26: Commitment Celebration

One Service at 10:15 a.m. Our Commitment Sunday Service! Flying Together. What inspires the starling…

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