Sermon Archives: September2015

Sarah Richards
September 27, 2015

Calling Monks and Pilgrims

“We forgive ourselves and each other; we begin again in love.[i]” I believe that these few words are a perfect motto of Unitarian Universalist practice, outlook, and attitude. It works well as a mantra for our individual spiritual journeys, it is a powerful statement of communal growth through change. It is both realistic—we make mistakes,…

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Sarah Richards
September 13, 2015

“Unexpected Visitors”

  Sermon by Rev. Sarah C. Richards At the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship September 13, 2015 “This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes As an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently…

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Sarah Richards
September 6, 2015

Clearing Space

I preached my first sermon as settled minister here last year, on the first Sunday of September. After my first year, I realize that every settled minister, is in a sense, an interim minister, just as every member of a congregation is a temporary part of the whole. No matter how long we are here,…

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