Speaker: Rev. Jim Coakley

Overcoming Tribalism

Tribalism is an accurate name for the animosity we are experiencing right now. But instead of accepting it, Robert Wright describes how we can work to overcome it in “How Mindfulness Can Heal the World”. His insight into evolutionary psychology and Buddhism offer us a … read more.

Kissing the Pope’s Ring

Perhaps the greatest sign of covenant with the Roman Catholic Church is the act of kissing the Pope’s ring. It is supposed to be an outward symbol of a deeply felt covenant, yet history has shown that hasn’t always been the case. Although Unitarian Universalists … read more.

Our Cheese is Moving

Spencer Johnson’s popular change management book “Who Moved My Cheese” provides a great parable about how we adapt to change. We can either sit around and hope our old favorite cheese will come back or we can go find a new favorite. The coming program … read more.

Question Box Sermon

This is the time every year in which your questions are the sermon. Because the service is virtual, it may work best to pre-submit questions to jimuumin@gmail.com. Otherwise, putting live questions in the chat box is always an option.

See the UUConnect for the service logon information … read more.

General Assembly Recap and UUA Update

In addition to supporting congregations as they transition out of the pandemic, this year’s General Assembly was primarily focused on the institutional changes started four years ago. We are transforming ourselves into the truly welcoming organization we have always aspired to become.

See the UUConnect for the … read more.

Flower Communion Sunday

Our annual flower communion service will still be held virtually but let us celebrate the resilience of our community over the last year! Have your flower nearby when you log onto the service and be prepared to share your feelings about it. Does your flower … read more.

Sylvia’s Service Auction Sermon

Back when we still could gather physically, the Open Circle Fellowship held a service auction. Sylvia Reed purchased a sermon of her choice and now I can finally fulfill that commitment. In alignment with our theme this month, we will explore how some traditional societies … read more.