Sermon Archives: November2016

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November 27, 2016

O HOW WE SUFFERED

(A Presentation by Ken Starbuck at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship on November 27, 2016)   I’ve noticed that most everyone is a bit quieter since the election, maybe even somewhat more polite. A woman friend and I who have hair appointments about the same time had engaged in the safe space of basically not speaking…

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Sarah Richards
November 27, 2016

True Story

You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go I owe my soul to the company store[i] This song, “16 Tons,” was an unlikely favorite for a kid born four decades after it was a hit. But my nephew,…

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Sarah Richards
November 20, 2016

Stories to Sustain Us (Reflection)

I can’t remember who started our family Thanksgiving tradition of “Thankful-fors” but I know it was when my nephew was little, so almost twenty years ago. Maybe your family has this “Thankful-fors” tradition, too. Before eating the big dinner, each person says what they are thankful for. Usually the person is thankful for the food,…

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Sarah Richards
November 13, 2016

Telling a New Story

What a week this has been. The denouement of rancorous campaigns – negative attack ads on every level, the dehumanizing of the opposition, ugliness that split families, communities, the country – it left us emotionally bruised and spiritually tired. And then results of the presidential election were…surprising – shocking even, for all voters, regardless of…

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