Sermon Archives

Playing with Place

“Playing with Place” Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | July 30, 2017 One of my favorite parts of being your Minister of Congregational Life and Learning is that I get to lead Family Circles on first Sundays during the school year. These Family Circles are an opportunity for children and their caregivers to come together and… Read more »

Play’s the Thing

“Play’s the Thing” By Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | July 23, 2017 When was the last time you saw a live theater performance? For some of us that may be a painful question, given the price of tickets in this town. But I hope everyone has had some opportunity to see a play of some sort… Read more »

The Practice of Play

“Playing Around: The Practice of Play” By Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | July 16, 2017 One of the best things about summer, in my mind, is the unexpected adventures. Last week I had a free day in Denver after my family reunion, and a colleague friend who lives there invited my spouse and I to the… Read more »


“REFLECTION” By Worship Associate Marisa Pasquini | July 9, 2017 I am a self-proclaimed neatnik. Few things make me happier than having a clean, organized home, which looks a little like this: walking through my front door, seeing shoes placed into, not next to, the basket meant for shoes. The throw pillows on the sofa… Read more »

Rejoice and Resist

“Rejoice and Resist” By Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | July 2, 2017 Last Sunday Rev. Julia and I, along with a good chunk of our Youth Group, were far away in steamy New Orleans for the 2017 Unitarian Universalist General Assembly — gathered with 3,000 other Unitarian Universalists to do the work of Unitarian Universalism. We… Read more »

Sun in Drag

“Sun in Drag” By Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | June 18, 2017 Last month I talked about how our American Unitarian Heritage is steeped in a deep love and respect for learning and education, how Unitarians have historically believed that people are good and can be even better. I mentioned in passing that we also have… Read more »

God and Country

“God and Country” By Rev. Julia Hamilton | June 11, 2017 In 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a company, Hobby Lobby, did not have to provide contraceptive coverage to its employees because of the religious beliefs held by its owners. In the arguments, the Court cited the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act,… Read more »

Learners Welcome Here

“LEARNERS WELCOME HERE: Embodying Unitarian Universalism” By Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | Preached May 28, 2017 On the 14th of September in 1997, at the Emmy Award Night in Pasadena, Rev. Fred Rogers was awarded a lifetime achievement award. You may remember his show, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, that long running public television program that reminded its… Read more »

Free to Geek

“Free to Geek” By Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter | Preached April 30, 2017 One of the questions people often have about Unitarian Universalism when they first learn about us is what our holy book is. The thing is, just like we don’t have a creed as Unitarian Universalists, no brief authoritative formula of religious belief that… Read more »

The Legacy of the Heretic

Sunday, March 26, 2017 “The Legacy of the Heretic” | Rev. Julia Hamilton One of the rarest books in the world today is titled “Christianismi Restitutio,” The Restoration of Christianity. Published in 1553, it was the last book written by Michael Servetus, and it was the book that was strapped to his arm as he… Read more »