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Messages 2017

2017 Sermons

  • "A Country Worth Celebrating"

    "A Country Worth Celebrating" Rev Kathleen Owens, July 9, 2017, Hillcrest 

    "Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness, and courage to be the secret of liberty." Louis D. Brandeis 

    How will you help celebrate this country?

  • "Whose Are We? Faith, Love, and Patriotism"

    "Whose Are We? Faith, Love, and Patriotism" Rev Ian W Riddell, July 2, 2017, Hillcrest 

    "O, let my land be a land where Liberty / Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath / But opportunity is real, and life is free / Equality is in the air we breathe. ~ Langston Hughes 

    To what, or whom are you steadfastly faithful?

  • What Is At Our Core: A Deeper Look at Unitarian Universalism

    "What Is At Our Core: A Deeper Look at Unitarian Universalism" Rev. Lone Broussard, June 25, 2017, Hillcrest" 

    A person will worship something - have no doubt about that." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    What do you worship in your heart and in your actions?

  • "Time and Possibility"

    "Time and Possibility" Rev Ian W Riddell, June 18, 2017, Hillcrest

    "As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope." ~Ursula K. LeGuin

    What is your wildest imagining of what's next?

  • "The End is the Beginning"

    "The End is the Beginning" Alix Klingenberg, Intern Minister, June 11, 2017, Hillcrest 

    "The path isn't a straight line; it's a spiral. You continuously come back to things you thought you understood, and see deeper truths." ~ Barry H. Gillespie 

    What is awakening in you as we say goodbye?

  • "How to Measure a Year or Two"

    "How to Measure a Year (or Two)" Tania Marquez, Intern Minister, June 4, 2017, Hillcrest"

    By recognizing that we have invented and are re-inventing time, we give ourselves the opportunity to change it yet again." ~ Adam Frank

    How will you measure your life?

  • "Discovering our True Selves"

    "Discovering our True Selves" Rev Kathleen Owens, May 28, 2017, Hillcrest sermon

    "Identity is an assemblage of constellations." ~ Anna Deavere Smith

    In the freedom of your true self, to what are you called?

  • "Change and Certainty: the Transient and the Permanent"

    "Change and Certainty: the Transient and the Permanent" Rev. Ian W. Riddell, May 14, 2017, Hillcrest sermon

    "All that you touch, you Change. All that you Change, Changes you. The only lasting truth is Change.  God is Change."  ~ Octavia Butler, The Parable of the Sower

    What practices and skills do you rely on to become fertile soil for change?

  • "The Pale Blue Dot"

    "The Pale Blue Dot" Rev Kathleen Owens, April 23, 2017, Hillcrest

    Every day is Earth Day.

    What will you do to honor Earth today?

  • "The Road Home"

    "The Road Home" Rev. Kathleen Owens, Apr 9, 2017, Hillcrest 

    "One of the most important things that I have learned is that... life is all about choices. On every journey you take, you face choices. At every fork in the road, you make a choice. And it is these decisions that shape our lives." - Mike DeWine 

    Where is the road you're on taking you?

  • "Making Justice Happen"

    "Making Justice Possible" Alix Klingenberg, Intern Minister, April 2, 2017, Hillcrest" 

    The beauty of the universe consists of not only of unity in variety, but also of variety in unity."  by Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose. 

    What gifts do you have to share with the world?

  • "The Illusion of Borders"

    "The Illusion of Borders" Rev. Kathleen Owens, Mar 19, 2017, Hillcrest

  • "Growing on the Border"

    "Growing on the Border" Rev. Ian W. Riddell, Minister of Music and Worship Arts, Mar 12, 2017, Hillcrest Sermon

    To acknowledge and cross a new threshold is always a challenge. It demands courage and also a sense of trust in whatever is emerging. This becomes essential when a threshold opens suddenly in front of you, one for which you had no preparation."     ~ John O'Donohue

    Where are the borders in your life? What borders do you not see?

  • "Science Fiction and Social Justice"

    "Science Fiction and Social Justice" Alix Klingenberg, Intern Minister, Mar 5, 2017, Hillcrest sermon"

    Any time we try to envision a different world - without poverty, prisons, capitalism, war - we are engaging in science fiction." - Walidah Imarisha

    What are your myths and how do they shape the future?

  • "The Call to Serve" Tania Marquez, Intern Minister, Feb 26, 2017, Hillcrest sermon

    "The Call to Serve" Tania Marquez, Intern Minister, Feb 26, 2017, Hillcrest sermon

    "How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?" - Vincent Van Gogh

    How can I be of service today?

  • "Cultivating Empathy" Rev. Kathleen Owens, Feb 12, 2017, Hillcrest sermon

    "Cultivating Empathy" Rev Kathleen Owens, Feb 12, 2017, Hillcrest sermon

    "That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, our character."  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    How might empathy stretch your imagination?

  • "Conversations and Covenant" Rev. Ian W. Riddell, Feb 5, 2017, Hillcrest sermon

    "Well, who are you? I really want to know. Tell me, who are you? 'Cause I really wanna know."  Pete Townsend of The Who.  How can you be ready for crucial conversations?

  • "The Margins that Connect Us" Rev Kathleen Owens, Jan 29 2017, Hillcrest sermons

    "On this shrunken globe, (human beings) can no longer live as strangers." ~ Adlai E. Stevenson. How will you reach out?

  • "The Power of Stories", Tania Marquez, Intern Minister, Jan 22 2017, Hillcrest

  • "Let's Change the World" Tom Andrews, UUSC President and CEO, Jan 8, 2017 Hillcrest Sermon

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