Worship Online During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Worship has moved online through at least the end of May in an effort to protect our most vulnerable loved ones from exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Join us on YouTube on Sunday morning for livestreamed worship, and on Facebook and Zoom for on-line connection throughout the week. Join our email list for updates and links each week; send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added.
Look below to learn about and listen to some of our past sermons.
Rev. Preston Mears
How do we hold meaning when those we look to for inspiration let us down, and how do we become people who inspire others?
Recently, the Order of Services, had a note in it, looking for volunteers to speak on people or things that have….I forget the exact quote, but asking for sermons on people who have made us who we are today. And while I have mentioned my Dad, several times, Well, this person not only changed MY life, but changed the lives of seven…
I moved to Freehold, New Jersey, in 1969 at age 10. That summer we watched Armstrong and Aldrin walk on the surface of the Moon, and our family named our new kitten Apollo 11, or Polly for short. A few years later in middle school, I did a research project on the hydrogen economy, by…
The Rev. Evan Keely, Interim Minister
John Barker, who helped create and lead the Legislative Committee of Unitarian Universalists of Maryland (LegiCUUM), discussed the group’s social action legacy.
Thinking about How Lives Matter
Michael S. Franch – Ethical Culture Leader / Affiliate Minister
First Unitarian Church (Universalist and Unitarian), Baltimore, Maryland
Copyright © Michael S. Franch, 2017
Shared below is one of several reflections from the service.
As people of faith, we must confront hatred, bigotry, and white nationalism as part of a long-term sustanined movement – not an every-now-and-again thing. Where can we find strength for ongoing resistance? And how can we remain resilient in the face of such renewed racism and systemic injustice?
Description: “Inspired by the ‘Church in the Mirror‘ sermon delivered by congregant Charles Alexander, I reflect upon what I’ve learned about my internalized white identity and sense of superiority. With the help of beloved fellow travelers in the ongoing struggle to understand and overcome racism and white supremacy, I’ve discovered the damage whiteness has done to my spirit and to my capacity to live within the beloved community. I offer my vision of our church in this struggle including where we have been, where we are, and the possibilities for healing and liberation that stand before us.”