These days, despair is preached. The sort of despair that makes it inescapable and inevitable that, one day, we will write a letter to future generations telling them we are so very sorry for what we did to the planet, so very sorry for listening to people who made excuses, so very sorry they (our […]

We are blessing the children this Easter morning at UUCA, and I’d like to add to Taryn’s reflections on what that can mean for us by diving deep into the inspiration for our blessing ritual today: a story from the Christian scriptures, the Gospel of Mark. One day some parents brought their children to Jesus […]

HOMILY –  Rev. Anthony Makar What If? A film from 2003 called Children Full of Life documents a fourth-grade class in a school in Japan, where the teacher, Toshiro Kanamori, has established a goal of children learning how to be happy and how to be compassionate and kind. We just saw one of the ways […]

Homily – Shawna Floyd If you follow me on social media, then you have probably seen me affix a certain hashtag to a good deal of my posts.  It’s one of many that I use, but I often save this particular hashtag for last.  It’s my mic drop hashtag.  I usually do not type anything […]

HOMILY #1 Sonya Tinsley-Hook I confess. I’m a bit of a “Pollyanna.” Although I don’t always succeed, I try to see the positive, the hidden gift, the reason to smile, in almost every situation.  As Pollyanna would say, I try to find “reasons to be glad.” Now I know what some of you are thinking.  […]