Labor in the Pulpit

Homily by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman An Ingathering Greeting – UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray The opening words are by Rev Megan Visser. We enter this space for kindness and comfort.May rough-worn hands and aching backs be healed.We enter this space of hope for equality.May those who labor to survive live Read more…

Liberation

by Charles Gray, Jessica Wirges, and AJ Fox The opening words are Another World is Possible, by Rev Ashley Horan. Another world is possible.We say it, again and again,even when the proof lies somewhere beyond the horizon,beyond our reach, beyond our imagination.This is our faith:Another world is possible……There are many Read more…

Truer Stories

by Rev Dr Kelly Murphy Mason, UU Society of Wellesley Hills, MA (originally delivered Oct 28, 2018)read by Elizabeth Self Moment of Perspective – Holding Space for Community Concerns – AJ Fox The opening words are And Yet You Persist, by Rev Gretchen Haley. Though you have been warnedAnd given Read more…

The Power of Play

by Jessica Wirges The opening words are by George Bernard Shaw.We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. Prelude:Children’s SongsPublic Domain Nursery RhymesPerformed by Jessica Wirges, Eugene Wirges, and Friends This is truly some delightful PLAY on display! Jessica and Susanne had such Read more…

Saved by Play

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman In his book Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, Stuart Brown writes “I don’t think it is too much to say that play can save your life. It certainly has salvaged mine. Life without play is a grinding, mechanical Read more…

Imagining People Complexly

by Luna Hamburg Moment of Perspective – Flower Communion The opening words, “Constellations of Our Lives”, are from the Rev. Karen G Johnston. Humans make maps of stars,choosing some stars, ignoring others,to project our imaginations onto the heavens.These maps shift over time, across cultures.Names change for the same assemblage of Read more…