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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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The Complexity of Truth

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” So said Oscar Wilde, with his usual economy of words and wit. As we continue our focus […]

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The Free and Responsible Search

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. The Fourth Principle of Unitarian Universalism beckons us to take up a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Over the coming weeks, as […]

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Works in Progress

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. The story, now more than a century old, is still told of the Rev. Lewis B. Fisher, who was the dean of the Universalist seminary […]

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The Hardest-Won Hope

Sermon by Rev. Shawn Newton. Last weekend, Bob and I joined First Unitarian’s Jewish Awareness Group for their annual Passover Seder. As has been the case for most holidays and […]

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