Speaker: Rev. Duffy Peet

Building Religious Community

Having recently renovated our building many of us have a sense of what it takes to build a physical structure. There aren’t any blocks, boards, braces, nails or screws used when building a religious community however. So what does it take to put and hold … read more.

The Spiritual Practice of Fasting

Religious traditions throughout the ages have encouraged their adherents to engage in spiritual practices. The spiritual practice of fasting is common to many traditions around the world. With the Muslim holiday of Ramadan beginning at sundown today, this seems to be an appropriate time to … read more.

Transformation at Easter

The holiday of Easter is a story of transformation. With the idea of transformation in mind, today’s multigenerational service will focus on a story of more modern vintage, The Velveteen Rabbit. Both the Easter story and The Velveteen Rabbit help us recognize what is required … read more.

Unitarian & Universalist Concepts of God

In 1961 the Unitarian and the Universalist denominations merged to form the Unitarian Universalist Association. Both denominations were associated with the liberal religious tradition in this country. During the course of their histories however, each held different concepts about which attributes of God were most … read more.

Let’s Talk About god, God or G.O.D.

In a good number of Unitarian Universalist congregations, certain words tend not to get spoken as much as in the majority of churches in this country. Today’s sermon is about one of those words. Is anything lost when we avoid using the word “god?” … read more.

Nurturing an Idea

Have you ever had an idea that was so far outside of the box that you didn’t know what to do with it? Did you share the idea with anyone? Did you try to find ways to make your idea come alive in the world? … read more.

Education in Peril

Recently teachers have gone on strike in California, Colorado, and West Virginia. And last year teachers in North Carolina and Oklahoma walked out of their classrooms. These strikes are an indication that education is in peril in numerous parts of our country. Our Fourth Principle … read more.

Words We Are Giving Up

Research was published a few years ago which asserted that the use of words “related to moral excellence and virtue” has been declining over the course of the 20th century. What words are we giving up? Are there any negative effects associated with people reading, … read more.

A Grand UU Gathering

Every spring a grand gathering occurs that draws UU’s from across the country as well as internationally. The grand gathering is the UUA General Assembly (GA) and this year it is being held nearby in Spokane, WA from June 19-23. Every GA is different yet … read more.

Holding On to Hope

As we prepare to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, we will consider the topic of hope. Hope helped those who were enslaved before the Civil War make it through each day. Hope was a key message in King’s “I have a dream” … read more.