Owning Our Religious Roots

Sermon by Shawn Newton. The vast majority of Unitarians come to our tradition from another religious background (and, increasingly, from no religious background). For those of us who’ve “come in,” […]

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Weaving Connections

Sermon by Shawn Newton. Our 7th Principle reminds us that we belong to an interdependent web of being with all the world. We often understand this in the broadest terms, […]

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The Summer Day

Sermon by Shawn Newton. Well, our move is fully underway. With our last service at 175 St. Clair behind us, the pulpit has been dismantled, the stained glass is being […]

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Love Calls Us On

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. The time has finally come to say our goodbyes to our long-time home at 175 St. Clair. There is, of course, no one way to […]

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In Full Bloom

Reflections by Lynn Harrison and Shawn Newton. On Sunday, as we end this month’s focus on the theme of Beauty, we will reflect on the many dimensions of beauty we […]

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We’ll Build a Land?

Sermon by Shawn Newton. Earlier today, I walked through our building, now piled high with boxes, evidence of the purging and packing that has now been underway for several months. […]

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UU Evangelism?!

Sermon by Shawn Newton. As Unitarian Universalists, we often take pride in our aversion to proselytizing. But why is that? And is our aversion something to actually be proud of? […]

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All the Beauty to Behold

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare— no time to stand beneath the boughs and stare […]

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“Mother Nature on the Run”

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. It’s so good to be back! I want to express my deep thanks to the congregation for the gift of my recent sabbatical, which was […]

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“How, then, shall we live?”

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. Much ink has been spilled over the past two years about how the world—and how our lives—would be changed by Covid-19. Much of this speculation […]

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