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Upcoming Sermons & Services

January Worship Theme - Integrity

The New American Transcendentalism

Rev. John T. Crestwell, Jr., Guest Preacher
Sunday, January 26 — 9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Join Rev. John Crestwell, guest minister from the UU Church of Annapolis, as he contrasts the primary (fundamentalist) and secondary (mystic) stories undergirding religion and American culture. He will explore how Transcendentalism in the 19th century is re-emerging in the 21st century, and what that means for the future of Unitarian Universalist congregations.
Special music by Khalid Alzouma, piano.
First Fifteen—Three to four Sundays a month, all ages* join in worship in the Sanctuary for the “First Fifteen” minutes, after which those in K through 5th grade follow their teachers to their classrooms. Parents of K through 3rd grade are asked to sign their children out from classes ten minutes after the end of worship; children in 4th grade and up will be dismissed to find their parents at the end of class. *Nursery care for infants—4-year-olds is available during the entire service in Building 3, Room 33. 

February Worship Theme - Resilience

Sabbath: To Rest in Grace

Rev. Dr. Linda Olson Peebles
Sunday, February 2 — 9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Rev. Linda proposes something radical to become more resilient in this life—try to take a month-long sabbatical from your to-do lists. Cancel unnecessary meetings and replace them with time talking with friends, going for walks, painting a picture, or reading poetry. Wendell Berry wrote: "When despair for the world grows in me...I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds...I rest in the grace of the world and am free."
Special music by Justin Furnia, piano.
Special Programming—Children in K through 5th Grade will be excused to Founders Hall after the First Fifteen for specially planned activities. Nursery care for infants—4-year-olds is available during the entire service in Building 3, Room 33. 


Past Sermons

Read or listen to a recent Sunday sermon below, or visit our archived sermons for more. Transcripts are saved as PDFs, and mp3 audio can be played online.


Love Ethic: How shall Integrity Face Oppression?

Rev. Rebekah Savage


Moments of High Resolve

Rev. Dr. Linda Olson Peebles


Plot Twist!

Scot Hull, MDiv, Guest Preacher
  • lifelong spiritual discovery
  • beloved community
  • a just world

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