The Service will be Presented by YouTube Video, Sunday April 12, 2020. Meanwhile watch the sunrise over the Ocean.
Speaker: Rev. Scott Alexander
Scott is the UUFVB Minister
The Service will be Presented by YouTube Video, Sunday April 5, 2020. Meanwhile watch the sunrise over the Ocean.
Scott writes,” Buddhist teachers talk constantly about the spiritual importance of keeping yourself focused in “The Present Moment,” but the inevitable distractions and complications of daily life seem to naturally mitigate against this. Still we must constantly remind ourselves that when it comes to … read more.
March 22, 2020 “Golfing with Monkeys” Rev. Scott W Alexander, Preaching First preached in 2014, Vero Beach, Florida
Scott writes: ” If you are like me, you are both deeply concerned and fearful about the current direction of American culture. I am worried about the very foundations of our social and moral order, and am often at a loss as to what I … read more.
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 … read more.
FELLOWSHIP BRUNCH SUNDAY
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 … read more.
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 … read more.
Sermon V in the Year-Long Series “This I Believe”
Scott writes: Over the course of this year-long series, I am exploring central theological/intellectual concepts that give shape to our Unitarian Universalist faith. What we conclude–both theoretically and practically–about “Human Nature” will fundamentally shape how we … read more.
NEW YEAR’S BRUNCH SUNDAY Rev. Scott Alexander preaching. This is sermon 4 in the year-long series, “This I Believe.” Scott writes: “The New Year transition is a time that many people use to re-examine their lives and make fresh resolutions about the ways in which … read more.
Sermon IV in the Year-Long series “This I believe…”
Rev. Scott W. Alexander, preaching
Scott writes: Unitarian Universalist have long thought differently about Jesus of Nazareth than most American faith traditions. This Sunday before Christmas seemed like the perfect opportunity to reflect on what this most … read more.
Scott writes, “Yes, OK, this sermon title is a bit ‘tongue-in-cheek,’ but the spiritual truth is that there is a real danger in taking much of what happens to you in your life too personally. Of course, we naturally (and always) pay close attention … read more.
Sermon 3 in the Year Long Series “This I Believe,” Rev. Scott W. Alexander preaching. Scott writes,” What better Sunday to address the timeless spiritual theme of “Gratitude” than on the Sunday before the Thanksgiving holiday? This year in particular I am personally … read more.
Rev. Scott Alexander preaching. Scott writes, ” For some months now, a significant controversy has been raging within our liberal faith tradition. Unitarian Universalism is deeply committed to the protection and empowerment of historically marginalized populations (most especially racial, sexual, and gender minorities that … read more.
Fully 10 years ago – thinking I would soon preach a sermon on this subject–I clipped an interesting article from the “Science and Health” section of the New York Times about the curious human tendency (behavioral psychologists have discovered) for us to “put off until … read more.
From the ancient Taoist tradition comes the idea of “Wu Wei” which is simply the art and virtue of “in-action” or “non-doing,” or said another way, “going with the natural flow” of life. This Eastern understanding of how to move though life is a … read more.
Fully 10 years ago–thinking I would soon preach a sermon on this subject–I clipped an interesting article from the “Science and Health” section of the New York Times about the curious human tendency (behavioral psychologists have discovered) for us to “put off until tomorrow what … read more.
Unitarian Universalists have an incredibly complicated and challenging relationship with Christianity, the faith tradition from which we came more than 500 years ago. This became powerfully apparent to me this year here in our Vero Beach congregation when anxieties rose as we … read more.