Posts Tagged: Caitlin

Spaces Between

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016 “Spaces Between” Rev. Caitlin Cotter Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side? Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, and rainbows have nothing to hide. So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it. I know they’re wrong, wait and see. Someday we’ll find… Read more »

To Be Patrioic

SUNDAY, July 3, 2016 “To Be Patriotic” Rev. Caitlin Cotter   Tomorrow is the Fourth of July. This is my first Fourth of July in Santa Barbara, but from what I’ve read online, I imagine when many of you think of the fourth, you think immediately of fireworks on West Beach, a Spirit of ’76 parade… Read more »

Bread and Roses

Sunday, May 1, 2016 Bread and Roses: a May Day Sermon Rev. Caitlin Cotter I was super excited when Rev. Julia asked me to preach today. I was excited in part because I really enjoy preaching, and in part because today is May 1st and that’s one of my favorite holidays. It’s one of my… Read more »

Earth: Our Oasis in Space

SUNDAY, April 17, 2016 Earth: Our Oasis in Space Rev. Caitlin Cotter There’s a moment I want to take us back to this morning — two years before the first Earth Day and Joni Mitchell wrote “Woodstock,” one year before the oil spill happened off our shore and coated our pelicans in goo. It was Christmas Eve,… Read more »

Born Again Unitarian Universalist

Sunday, March 20, 2016 Born Again Unitarian Universalist Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter Growing up in East Tennessee, in the heart of the Conservative Christian South, as I did, I have known a lot of people who identify as born again Christians. Growing up in progressive religious communities, I have also seen a lot of “born… Read more »

The Love Force Awakens

Sunday, February 14, 2016 The Love Force Awakens Rev. Caitlin Cotter Today is Valentine’s Day. I bet a lot of you have mixed feelings about this. There’s a lot of pressure attached to this holiday- pressure to be in a romantic relationship, pressure to buy things, pressure to shove aside grief or stress or depression… Read more »

Honoring Darkness

Sunday, January 3, 2016 Honoring Darkness Rev. Caitlin Cotter When I was eighteen years old, less than a week after graduating high school, I moved to Wasilla, Alaska to work as an outdoor skills counselor at Togowoods Girl Scout Camp. I have a lot of stories from that summer in the wild woods of the… Read more »

Becoming Super Humble

Sunday, November 29, 2015 Becoming Super Humble: The Quest for Integrity Rev. Caitlin Cotter Many of us are constantly moving closer to fine. It’s a difficult thing, embracing who we are we, being okay with ourselves. Marianne Williamson wrote in her book, A Return To Love, Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate…. Read more »

Running to the Woods

Sunday, October 18, 2015 Running to the Woods: On Grace and Grief Rev. Caitlin Cotter Our wayside pulpit today bears a quote from one of our Unitarian ancestors, Henry David Thoreau. The quote reads: It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. It’s a bit ironic that I chose that quote… Read more »

That Looks Promising!

Sunday, September 27, 2015 That Looks Promising! Rev. Caitlin Cotter There’s a lot happening in the world right now – and of course there always is. Famine, war, disease, storms and fires and earthquakes, inequality and injustice. It’s overwhelming. And our own lives can be overwhelming as well – all the small and large things…. Read more »