Video Sermon Archive

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

MAY 2ND, 2021

“Immigration and Us”

Rev. Scott W. Alexander

As American religious progressives, we Unitarian Universalists tend to be very supportive of immigrants and refugees being welcomed into our society, but these generous views are not shared by all Americans. Over over recent decades, our elected leaders in Washington have been totally unable (or unwilling) to achieve any workable consensus on a national immigration policy – leading to wild policy gyrations from one administration to the next. And as the Biden administration begins, and record numbers of unaccompanied minors cross our southern border, immigration looms as perhaps the most urgent and unsettling issue in our politics. In this sermon, I would like to explore this terribly complex and divisive issue – with the hope of pointing the way to some sort of sustainable compromise. 

MAY 9TH, 2021

“Religious Education Sunday 2021”

Rev. Scott W. Alexander, Kelly Stephens, and our 2021 High School Graduates (Matthew Borne and Hunter McIntyre).

Every Spring here at UUFVB, we devote a Sunday to focus on Religious Education and its importance in the life of our congregation. Due to the profound disruptions of COVID over the past year, our usual ”in person” Sunday RE program has largely been suspended…but UU religious education (which is focused on both character and faith development) remains terribly important here at UUFVB. Do be with us as we honor our two high school graduates this year – Matthew Borne and Hunter McIntyre who have “grown up” into fine young men in our program.

MAY 16TH, 2021

“Meditations of Love”

Rev. Carole Yorke-Pulpit Host and Rev. Scott W. Alexander-Worship Host

The Buddha, theologian Karen Armstrong, Hebrew Bible stories, Jesus, and Martin Luther King Jr all teach about love and what it means to love your enemies. “This mind of love,” says Buddha,” is very wide. It grows immeasurably and eventually is able to embrace the whole world.” What can we learn from this? 

MAY 23RD, 2021

“Alligators, Artichokes and Us”

Rev. Scott W. Alexander

As we more into the more relaxed months of summer, I wanted to pause and take a Sunday to reflect on our human relationship with the curious creation in which we find ourselves. Perhaps one of the greatest spiritual threats to our happiness and well-being is to imagine ourselves at the center of creation, ana to take everything “personally.” Do be with us as I reflect on the meaning of alligators, artichokes and us!

MAY 30TH, 2021

“Advocacy: Why Do We Do It?”

Pete Kersey, Pulpit Guest

What are the prime motivating factors in your life…why do those things hold such significance for you, what makes them so important that you actively advocate on behalf of certain causes? And do our seven principles come into play?