I’m going to tell you the story of how a species was saved in a McDonald’s parking lot. The Clinch River, which begins in Virginia and flows southwest into Tennessee, is renowned for the incredible diversity of life in its waters, especially its unique variety of freshwater mussels. In addition to being home to a […]

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 #1 “Changing Ages” by Erin Kistenberg Scene 1: My dad and me, shortly after my sixteenth birthday. We have just spent three hours in lines at the DMV, despite getting there before it even opened, so that I can get a driver’s license. With the piece of paper granting me newfound independence in hand, […]

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 […]