Video Sermon Archive

Watch any of our archived Sermons over the years on Youtube!

FEB. 2ND, 2020

Is It Ever Right to Seek Vengeance?

Rev. Scott W. Alexander

Recent violent events in the Middle East–with one side or the other swearing to exact “vengeance”–has gotten me thinking about the spiritual, moral, and emotional dimensions of seeking “vengeance” or “retribution” for perceived injustices. As I reflected on this thorny human issue, I realize that it has both personal and global ramifications and costs. Let’s explore these together.

FEB. 9TH, 2020

The Biggest Word in the Whole Wide World

Rev. Scott W. Alexander

On this festive Sunday when we will enjoy our annual catered “Fellowship Brunch” (No reservations required…Too Jay’s Restaurant will provide the full, delicious breakfast buffet) I want to explore “The Biggest Word in the Whole Wide World.” No…it is not supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (or any other multi-syllabic mess)…but rather a heart-felt word that is central to the soul of our Unitarian Universalist faith. Do be with us for the Fellowship Sunday!

FEB. 16TH, 2020

Spiritual Emergency/ Spiritual Emergence

Rev. Dr. Lee Barker

Our very special pulpit guest this Sunday is the Rev. Dr. Lee Barker, who will be sharing a sermon on the Unitarian Universalist journey on race and equality. A life-long Unitarian Universalist, Lee Barker was elected to the presidency of Meadville Lombard Theological School (Unitarian Universalist) in 2003 and served in that position until his retirement in 2019. During his presidency, the school instituted an innovative contextual learning model that has been since replicated by seminaries throughout the United States. In recognition of his contribution to Unitarian Universalism, he was made President Emeritus by the school’s Board of Trustees. Prior to his presidency, Dr. Barker served for 25 years in the UU parish ministry, and has been a friend of Rev. Alexander for well over 40 years. He and his wife Kristina, a landscape architect, have one daughter, Ava. They make their home in Chicago.

FEB. 23RD, 2020

The Beautiful Tragedy

Rev. Scott W. Alexander

Scott writes,”Somewhere years ago, I heard this earthly life of ours described as “This Beautiful Tragedy.” I have long felt that this is an apt and poignant description of this complicated journey we call life. Indeed, perhaps the genesis of all religions is the result of human beings realizing–deep to their souls–the truth in this observation. All religion–first and foremost–seeks to answer the tragic and temporal dimensions of our existence. Do be with us as we explore “This Beautiful Tragedy” that is ours.”

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