Sermon by Shawn Newton From the Pulpit: “Possibilitarianism” I have a couple of very important things to share with you this week: The Proposed 8th Principle Next month, the delegates […]

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Saying Grace

Sermon by Shawn Newton We live in complicated times, and there is much that weighs on our hearts these days. Yet, as the good green earth spins on, we move […]

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Land Acknowledgement

Sermon by Shawn Newton. I don’t know about you, but I’m still basking in the congregational vote taken last Sunday to decide on the next home for First Unitarian. I’m […]

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Putting Down Roots

Sermon by Shawn Newton. This promises to be a momentous weekend in the life of our congregation, as we make a final decision about the purchase of a new home […]

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The Art of Hospitality

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. This summer has really flown by, hasn’t it? At least that’s seemed to be the case for me and many others who have been surprised […]

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Time, the Great Teacher

Sermon by Shawn Newton. I don’t know about you, but my sense of time has been scrambled by the pandemic. Something that happened last week feels like it could have […]

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Flower Communion

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. This has been a week of difficult feelings for so many across the country. Taking in the revelation of the 215 children’s bodies buried at […]

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Moments of Truth

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. It’s been often said that who we really are is revealed in moments of crisis. Perhaps that is so, to some degree. But what if […]

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Honest to God

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. In affirming our Covenant each Sunday morning, we announce our intention “to serve life to the end that all souls shall grow into harmony with […]

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