Every Sunday we recite our covenant, which begins, "Love is the spirit of this church." What do we mean by that? How does a religion grounded in love inform our personal relationships, and our stance on justice for loving couples and families of all kinds?
For thousands of years people have sought meaning in creation stories featuring powerful anthropomorphic Gods to whom they prayed for all manner of intercession. Our modern secular world features a new story of Creation, even more magnificent than those of our ancestors. In the words of astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, "We are all connected: to each other biologically; to the Earth, chemically; to the rest of the universe, anatomically." In leaving behind a Creator, though, some feel poignantly the loss of a Redeemer that went with the Divine Package. Church member and CSU scientist Scott Denning visited for a service that celebrated the glory of the scientific Creation from the insides of our brains to the rocks and dust from which we came to the infinitely bright light from which time and space emerge. We also considered the human need for Redemption and asked whether that longing can be reconciled with a secular understanding of Creation.
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As we began to explore our February theme of Desire, we considered what our hearts desire in our individual lives and in the life of the church.
What would it mean for us to be a community of resistance? What are we Unitarian Universalists, and specifically this congregation, called to resist in the wider world? How might our resistance be an act of religious integrity?
Here you will find recent sermons, some audio, some video.