Archive for May 2019

May 26, 2019 - Lives Knit Together

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

The poet Wendell Berry writes, “Any man’s [person’s] death could end the story: his [their] mourners having accompanied him to the grave through all he knew, turn back, leaving him complete. But this is not the story of life. It is the story of lives, knit together, overlapping in succession.” This Memorial Sunday, we remember the history of Memorial Day and those who have served in this knitting together of lives.

Call to Worship: Drew Rosielle

Sermon: Rev. Ruth MacKenzie

Updated! May 12, 2019 - Our First Sound

Monday, May 20th, 2019

On this updated version of our May 12th Mother's Day Service, hear credos from First Universalist's Coming of Age Class of 2019. 

Credo Intro by Rev. Ruth MacKenzie-  :30

Credos- 2:25-14:16

Sermon, "Our First Sound" - 14:20

May 12, 2019 - Our First Sound

Monday, May 13th, 2019

It starts early and remains complicated, lovely, weird, fun, scary and joyous. Our relationships with our mothers are at the root of our lives and they can not be ignored or celebrated lightly.

Sermon: Rev. Karen Hutt

May 5, 2019 - The Constant, Pt. 2

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Rev. Justin writes: Nearly 10 years ago, I preached a sermon on an episode of the show “Lost.” The title of the Sermon was “The Constant.” I was reminded of this sermon in a conversation with a congregant two weeks ago. It had stuck with him all these years. I soon as he mentioned it, I also remembered the sermon, and thought, “as we begin our May exploration of ‘Thresholds’, let’s explore what, if anything, remains as we cross the thresholds in our lives — from student to graduate, from single to married, from married to single, from well to ill, whatever it might be. Is there anything that remains constant in those threshold moments — those moments marked by a ‘before’ and an ‘after?'”

Wisdom Story: Rev. Jen Crow (:30)

Sermon: Rev. Justin Schroeder (5:49)