Download this sermon as PDF. Download this sermon as Document file. “The Sins of the Father: Epigenetics and the First Nations” Sermon delivered by Marie Houck At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro, North Carolina June 18, 2017 CHALICE LIGHTING Navaho Prayer Beauty is before me, and Beauty is behind me, Above me and below […]

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Download this sermon in PDF. Unitarian Universalism Yesterday and Today by Rev. Diane Dowgiert, March 19, 2017 Unitarian Universalism is a faith tradition that is deep and wide, a movement whose ideas have been carried on many streams of thought to arrive at where we are today, the result of the coming together of two […]

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Stone by Stone

Download this sermon in PDF. Stone by Stone by Rev. Diane Dowgiert, March 5, 2017 It all started out innocently. Everyone involved had the best of intentions. One of the neighborhood children invited me to a Bible study class that her mother was teaching in their home every Wednesday afternoon. I asked my parents and […]

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A People So Bold

Download this sermon in PDF. A People So Bold February 26, 2017 UU Church of Greensboro Rev. John L. Saxon I On the afternoon of Monday, May 13th , 2013, I crossed Jones Street in downtown Raleigh wearing my clerical collar, my ministerial stole, and a green arm band into the state Legislative Building along […]

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Living Our UU Values

Download this sermon in PDF.   Living Our UU Values by Rev. Diane Dowgiert, February 19, 2017 Gonna let my little light shine, shine. Gonna let my little light shine, shine. Maybe someone down in the valley, tryin’ to get home. This is a house of light – filled with the light of freedom, the […]

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Our Great Covenant

Download this sermon in PDF. Our Great Covenant by Rev. Diane Dowgiert, February 5, 2017   One instrument: many strings. One rainbow: many colors. One choir many voices. One tapestry: many threads. One people: many beliefs. The fiber that binds the many into one is the fiber of covenant. A covenant is a sacred promise, […]

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The Great Turning

Download this sermon in PDF.   1 The Great Turning – Rev. Diane Dowgiert, January 8, 2017 Reading The Shambhala Warrior (a Tibetan Legend as told by Joanna Macy) “There comes a time when all life on Earth is in danger. Barbarian powers have arisen. Although they waste their wealth in preparations to annihilate each […]

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The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead by Rev. Diane Dowgiert, November 13, 2016 Last week I stood in this pulpit and said that whatever the outcome of the election, our work would be the same. Ours is the work of liberation, the work of creating more peace and justice and freedom in our lives and in the world. […]

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Free for What?

Free for What? by Rev. Diane Dowgiert, November 6, 2016 It can be argued that freedom is at the core of a liberal religious faith such as ours. The words liberal and liberty share a common root, after all. We are about the work of liberation, freeing minds, bodies, and spirits from conditions of imprisonment […]

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Growing a Culture of Hope

Growing a Culture of Hope by Rev. Diane Dowgiert, October 16, 2016 Hope is rising. It is the nature of hope to rise. It lifts our spirits. It buoys us up when despair threatens to drag us down. It gives us a boost when we feel we can’t go on. Hope is the fuel and […]

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