Justice, Equity, and Compassion

Sermon by Stephen Atkinson. Justice and Equity can seem like cool, intellectual aims that apply to groups or populations yet aren’t less important or valuable for that reason. Still, where […]

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Liberating Love

Sermon by Stephen Atkinson. On first look at this month’s theme, I wondered, “Is love liberating us? Or are we liberating love?” Either way, these are powerful questions. I must […]

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Wonder, Awe and Mystery

Sermon by Stephen Atkinson. The darkness of December; the season of Advent; the winter solstice; the miracle stories of Christmas… together these enliven the sense of Wonder. Wonder is a […]

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What Would You Pay for Values? 

Sermon by Stephen Atkinson. This service will be online only. Values ground every aspect of human society, whether they’re explicit or not. Some values can be found in virtually every […]

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The Sunny Hill

Sermon by Stephen Atkinson. Note: This service will be online only. Whatever our theologies are – and whether we’re fully aware of it or not – something calls Unitarian Universalists […]

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Grace Six Ways

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Stephen Atkinson, Summer Minister.   Grace–the word, the idea, the experience–can be challenging for Unitarian Universalists. It need not imply that there is a giver-of-grace as […]

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Is Security Gone? Did We Ever Have It?

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Stephen Atkinson, Summer Minister. Early in the pandemic, I’m sure I’m not alone in having experienced a distinct though not overwhelming sense of fear—partly about illness […]

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When Things Fall Apart

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Stephen Atkinson, Summer Minister. Shambhala Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron speaks and writes often on how we can deal with the hard, unavoidable realities of life. “Things […]

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