Likeness to God

June 17, 2018

Two hundred years ago, William Ellery Channing preached an ordination sermon in Baltimore, and in doing so, marked the beginning of American Unitarianism.  Channing wrote that the Good, Beautiful, and True revealed in our lives is a way in which we reveal divinity.  Sermon by Rev. David Olson, First Unitarian Church of Baltimore.

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Bridging

June 10, 2018

As our congregational year comes to a close, we mark the transitions of the year:  those who have joined us by choice and by birth, those who have died, and those who are transitioning from youth to young adult.  Each of us are blessed by the people in this place, and each of us bring out own blessing to the community.  

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Auction Sermon

May 27, 2018

At the congregational auction, Oscar offered the choice of primary text of May 27's sermon.  As of press time, he thus does not know what this sermon will be....other than creative.

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We Covenant Together

May 20, 2018

Before gathering for our spring Congregational Meeting, we reflect on what it means to be a community that covenants together, managing our affairs together in a democratic process.  What does this very practical choice say about our spiritual and ethical values?

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Civility Begins With Us

April 29, 2018

“Civility is the hard work of staying present even with those with whom we have deep-rooted and fierce disagreements" (The Institute for Civility).  We will share reflections from our own grappling with this challenging call. Sermon by Becky Seth.

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Earth Day

April 22, 2018

Earth Day, first celebrated in 1970, was a conscious attempt to channel the energy of the anti-war movement into the nascent environmental movement.  As we approach 50 years of Earth Days, we take stock of the challenges faced, and the challenges that remain to the interconnected web of existence of which we are a part.

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The Wisdom of Crowds

April 8, 2018

In 1907, Francis Galton showed that a crowd was better able to guess the weight of an Ox than any single person in it.  What other unexpected skill emerge when we work together rather than as a collection of individuals?

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Equinox

March 25, 2018

Spring has arrived!  Astronomically, at least.  This Sunday we celebrate green and growing things, and the cycles of nature that refresh and balance our lives.  We also reflect on the lessons of the March for Our Lives, and what might emerge from a moment where the balance seems to be starting to tip.

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Self Care

March 18, 2018

“Put your own oxygen mask on first” is sound practical advice, but in the midst of noise and anxiety, very hard to do.  How do we set our intentions, in order to take care of ourselves that we may take care of others?

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Free and Responsible

March 11, 2018

Our fourth principle calls us to the “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”  On this Sunday when we welcome members who have joined us in the last year, we reflect on that search.

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