Sermon Archive

Wondering and Wandering

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“Our calling is not just to notice, but to make a sustained and sustaining response, to act like a god. Our calling is alchemy – to transform wonder into something that endures even after the moment of wonderment passes.” Wy’east member Paul Strohmayer will share “Wondering and Wandering” by Victoria Safford, originally published in Quest, the newsletter of the Church of the Larger Fellowship. Victoria is the minister at White Bear UU Church in Mahtomedi, MN. 

Date: 
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Come, Come...

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“Come, Come, Whoever You Are” is one of the best-known and best loved hymns in the Unitarian Universalist movement, and for good reason! But did you know that it’s based on a poem that was written in the Farsi (Persian) language, over 800 years ago? What does the broad mind and big heart behind the original have to offer us today, when big hearts and broad minds seem to be scarce in our public discourse? Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.

Date: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Tyranny of the Single Thing

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A Caddo Indian myth is our starting point for this meditation on tyranny, obsession, and the human power to dream of a new direction for individuals or whole communities. May this powerful story help us dream a stronger dream, and raise a stronger song! Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.

Date: 
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Coming of Age

Our Wy’east teenagers will lead the worship service, sharing what they’ve learned from the Coming of Age curriculum and what they personally believe in. 

Date: 
Sunday, May 22, 2016

AIDS Orphan Educational Trust

As the fifth and last speaker this year on our social justice theme of children, Laurie Gift Harris, the executive director of AIDS Orphan Education Trust, will talk about her work in Uganda with this program that serves a thousand children.

Date: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016

Flower Communion

Come celebrate an intergenerational service as we honor the diversity of our congregation. Bring a flower from your garden, a nearby field, or the local market and see what a beautiful bouquet we can make. Service led by Wy’east member Amy O’Brien.

Please join us for refreshments after the service.

Date: 
Sunday, May 1, 2016

The 5 Questions of Ms. Thought

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Years ago, in Thailand, a dear friend shared these questions with me. She told me that if I tried to answer them honestly and carefully, I might come to know myself better than before. Come this morning, and I’ll share them with you. Bring your friends along! Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.

Please join us for refreshments and conversation after the service.

Date: 
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Giving Back

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Emily Goetz is the managing director of a communications agency unique in that it works solely for causes. Emily will share about her own path toward defining a life and work that supports positive change and community, plus ideas on how others can explore what community means to them, including what the positive change is they can contribute.

Please join us for refreshments and conversation after the service.

Date: 
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Getting Your Goat

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Folktales, like religious scriptures, have a bottomless quality. There’s no end to the meanings we can discover, if we keep looking. This morning, let’s cross a river with The Three Billy Goats Gruff and see what we can find on the surface, below the bridge, and over on the other side. This story is definitely not just for children! Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro. 

Please join us for our regular second Sunday potluck after the service. Bring a dish to share.

Date: 
Sunday, April 10, 2016

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