Posts with the tag “church”
Toward the Light - Sunday June 7, 2020
by FPUU Admin on June 10th, 2020
"We come to church to practice the harder job of love. Love takes others. And here we find others committed to the practice. Our worship is just the start of our practice. And so if we’re going to lean in so that love may flow out, I’d like to invite you to think about church differently. It’s not a time or place you pop into when you need to be fed. It’s a commitment to a practice. We sho...
Spiritual or Religious? How 'bout Both? - Sunday March 8, 2020
by FPUU Admin on March 9th, 2020
Spirit without religion is like breath without a body. It’s like light without a refractor. But by religion I don’t mean a system of doctrines to which one must assent. By religion I mean the ways we try to make meaning. Read the whole sermon here: ...
Finding Refuge: Sanctuary - Sunday March 1, 2020
by FPUU Admin on March 2nd, 2020
The idea of sanctuary in many ways goes against our natural human inclinations. Sanctuary is an ideal we strive for. Our English word comes from the Latin word “Sanctuarium,” from sanctus, holy, and arium, a container. As an aquarium contains aqua, water, a sanctuary contains sancti, the holy ones. So though we call the building the sanctuary, what is important, what is holy, is that which it...
Protestants of the Protestants - October 22, 2017
by FPUU Admin on October 22nd, 2017
"So much of what we believe and embody today comes from Martin Luther – that each of us has our own relationship with the divine and it is up to each of us to cultivate that relationship, that we can help one another in that process but that no one can speak as divine authority for another; that there is a grace or love at the heart of all life which we do not need to earn or to merit, but availab...
Hygge or Happy - January 29, 2017
by FPUU Admin on February 2nd, 2017
"Happiness comes when our sights are on larger goals and we live beyond our own needs and wants. Happiness comes when we understand our good is tied with and to the good of others, when we understand ourselves as part of a larger whole. Happiness is based in the faith that the power of love and life, what I call God, flows within and among us and our world even when sometimes we can’t see it. " ...
Be the Light - December 11, 2016
by FPUU Admin on December 11th, 2016
"One of the things I love about our Unitarian Universalist tradition is that we don’t shift the weight or the light to someone else. From our roots in early Christianity we have proclaimed that Jesus was not God but a human being, and that his good news was not that he had made things right with God for all people in all times but that he taught and lived a model of how humankind could make thing...
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