Tag Archives: Sermon Audio

“O Ye of Little Faith?”

Reverend-Tony-Larson

The Reverend Tony Larson, Pulpit Guest. Bob Porter, Worship Associate. Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director. Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Here’s the idea: Oftentimes people look at Unitarian Universalist churches and think of us as places of little faith. I would argue that we have as much […]

“On the Road Between Hope and Commitment”

Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister

The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom. Amanda Panciera, Worship Associate. Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director. Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Intention lies somewhere on the road between hope and commitment. How do intentions function in our lives? How do they function in our community? Join us for this service that […]

“Promise and Practice, Intention and Impact”

Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister

The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom. Lead Music Director Alissa Rhode. Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. What would it be like if our Unitarian Universalist worship service centered entirely around the voices and the experiences of black Unitarian Universalists? In the commitment to embrace the presence and leadership of people of color, Unitarian Universalists are […]

“Returning Home”

Dena McPhetres, Associate Minister

The Reverend Dena McPhetres. Alexis Fielek, Worship Associate. Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director. Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. I look forward to returning home to First Church after five months away. My sabbatical journeys took me many places, both externally and internally. Returning home to my soul […]

“Honor the Past, Hope for the Future”

The Rev. Sara Goodman

The Reverend Sara Goodman. Worship Associate Diane Horne. Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist-in-Residence. Note: One service only at 10:00 a.m. In this multigenerational service, we will dig into the earth of the past to excavate our hope for the future. What can we learn from history and our experience that will help us to remain hopeful […]

“On-the-Spot Christmas Pageant”

On-the-Spot Christmas Pageant

Multigenerational Service. Beryl Aschenberg and The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom. Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in Residence. Tristan Strelitzer and the Holiday Choir, and a multitude of First Church members! Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Childcare available for children aged six and under. Our no-rehearsal, no-stress, always wonderful, pull-a-costume-out-of-a-trunk Nativity pageant returns! This is a […]

“Be Still and Wait Without Hope”

Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister

The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom. Worship Associate Denise Cawley. Lead Music Director Alissa Rhode. Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tertullian said, “Hope is patience with the lamp lit.” Part of hope is inherently about waiting, but waiting for what? Are we hoping for something specific? When we do, […]

“Hope Is a Gateway Drug”

Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister

The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom. Worship Associate Alexis Fielek. Lead Music Director Alissa Rhode. Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Hope is the first move towards any dream, be it personal or communal. You have to be able to imagine the dream and have some sense of its possibility […]

“Stop, Look, Listen”

Michael Schuler, UU Minister

The Reverend Dr. Michael A. Schuler. Jason Ludtke, Worship Associate. Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director. Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The title of these reflections is indebted to a slogan that the British developed to remind pedestrians to exercise caution at street crossings. It has since been appropriated by popular composers and Hollywood […]

“What is Enough?” – A Thanksgiving Multi-Generational Service

Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister

The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom. Robert Szymanski, Worship Associate. Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director. Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. In this multigenerational service the week before Thanksgiving, we will consider as a community, “What is Enough?” How do we know when we have enough? When we have done enough? […]