Posts with the tag “hope”
I Believe in Hope: Longfellow's "Christmas Bells"
by FPUU Admin on November 29th, 2020
Longfellow wrote "Christmas Bells" after taking a walk on Christmas Day 1863 while he pondered themessage of the bells chiming from the church steeples of Boston and Cambridge.1863. You know from that date that the Civil War was on Longfellow’s mind as he took thatwalk.... read the rest of the sermon here:...
Love's Twist - Sunday March 29, 2020
by FPUU Admin on March 29th, 2020
"Love will not stop disease nor protect our bodies from what may come. We are mortal. But love does offer our spirits a softer journey over the road we travel, cushioning us from the fear for the future which makes the present worse. Love’s twist, like the Mobius strip, rounds our lives into a wholeness comprehending all. Let us rest in this love whatever the coming days may bring." Read the ...
The Upside Down - October 27, 2019
by FPUU Admin on October 27th, 2019
Today in my annual Halloween sermon, we’re exploring what wisdom and examples the Neflix series Stranger Things might offer us. Every year I choose a topic thinking it will be funny and campy, and every year I find the topic offers a serious connection to our world. This year is no different. For in many ways we are living in a Stranger Things world. Read the rest of the sermon here: ...
What's the Story? - Sunday, September 15, 2019
by FPUU Admin on September 18th, 2019
As we begin this worship series Cherishing the Earth and Ourselves, I invite you to consider the stories we tell about the earth and how those stories shape our understanding of our relationship to our planet home. So today I have three stories for you..... Read the stories and the rest of the sermon here:...
We Are the Parade - Easter Sunday April 21, 2019
by FPUU Admin on April 22nd, 2019
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What Love Looks Like - January 14, 2018
by FPUU Admin on January 14th, 2018
"With Scituate being 96% white, the statistics I’m about to talk about may feel foreign to you. Though experiences like Joy’s may bring them closer to home. But until we understand these statistics are our statistics, until we understand the people behind the statistics as our people, nothing will change. This may not be your life but it must be our concern if we are to make real that world whe...
Where the Light Leads - January 7, 2018
by FPUU Admin on January 7th, 2018
Once upon a time, long, long ago, not in a galaxy far far away, but in this one, in this world, some scholars say in Iran, some in Turkey, there were Zoroastrian priests studying the skies for wisdom. .... Continue reading:...
Avian Angels - November 26, 2017
by FPUU Admin on November 26th, 2017
Birds are everywhere at Christmas when you start to look for them. ... Read the whole sermon here:...
From Stone to Fruit - Sunday October 1, 2017
by FPUU Admin on October 1st, 2017
Four generations coming home at the end of a day of subsistence farming, moving boulders, bringing in dirt, building up soil, planting trees to hold it there against the washes of rainstorms, cultivating vines, and finally harvesting the fruit. Four generations. The generation who began that work would never even see the vines, much less taste the wine, and yet they had the vision to take on this ...
A Human-Sized Miracle - December 13, 2015
by FPUU Admin on December 13th, 2015
But the Hanukkah story tells us that it is up to us not to let the light go out. For the miracle to happen, for God, the power of Light and Life, to flow in the world, we must act, even if it’s just to clear away some garbage. Read the full sermon here: ...
Are Golden Roses Real? - Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014
by FPUU Admin on April 23rd, 2014
Easter is about us, about us as a connected humankind who love each other back to life.To read the whole sermon, click here...
Aching for Wholeness - A Sermon for Scituate's Day of Hope
by FPUU Admin on April 2nd, 2014
"So often when we are dealing with issues like illness, unemployment, addiction, depression, anxiety, mental illness, domestic violence, or financial troubles, we whitewash our problems. “Fine,” we say when people ask us. Society has deemed these problems shameful, marks of failure, so it can take courage to acknowledge that we or members of our families are living with them." (To read the full...
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