Category Archives: Ministers

Ministers that have served UUCE at any point in its history.

Sermon, Mar 16, 2014: “There is Only the Whole”, Rev. Sara Hayman

In his book One Story, One Song, Ojibway writer & story-teller Richard Wagamese suggests that humility is “the foundation of everything,” and that nothing can exist without it.  Humility, in his estimation, is the ability to see ourselves as an essential part of something larger. How, I wonder, is cultivating an authentic sense humility a […]

Sermon, Feb 2, 2014, “We are here to learn…”, Rev. Sara Hayman

Wisdom is something we can hope to gain and grow within us throughout our lifetime.  Choosing how we will respond to adversity is a part of what’s required of as we aspire to become wiser, more compassionate people.  How do you persist in love when times are hard? What wisdom about life & living guides […]

Sermon, Jan 5, 2014: “It’s Not the Critic who Counts”, Rev. Sara Hayman

In her book, Daring Greatly, sociologist Brene Brown suggests that being vulnerable, taking risks and daring to be our most authentic selves is part of what helps create a sense of purpose and meaning in our lives. On this first Sunday in the New Year, we’ll consider what this kind of courage looks like and […]

Sermon, Feb 24, 2013: Spiritual but not Religious, Rev. Mark Worth

A growing number of Americans answer “None” when asked about their religious affiliation. Many say the are “spiritual, but not religious.” Spirituality is often understood as something we express individually, while religion is something we express in community. What does it mean to be “spiritual, but not religious?” Rev. Mark Worth has been full time […]

Sermon, Jan 20, 2013: We Are Tied Together

On the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we celebrate his legacy as a great & courageous Civil Rights leader by thinking about we’re called to do, in our continuing efforts to dedicate ourselves to, what he called, “the long and bitter—but beautiful—struggle for a new world.” Rev. Sara Hayman Click the link below […]

Sunday, July 15, The Third Step, Rev. Eliza Galaher

Rev. Eliza GalaherIn the world of 12-step recovery, the third step states: “We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” For mainstream Christians as well as people of other explicitly theistic religions, such a step is central to living out one’s faith. […]

Sermon, May 20, 2012: Living in Community

Our Unitarian Universalist faith tradition readily honors the worth & dignity of every person. The individual’s search for truth and meaning is nurtured and encouraged in our congregations, too. But what of community & striving together is honored & esteemed in our tradition? What’s the glue that binds us together in this congregation? This service […]