Posts from September 2017

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Cause, Effect, and Punishment

by David Lum

Sunday, Oct 22 – 9:30am and 11:15am Cause, Effect, and Punishment – A Zen koan I know asks “Does an enlightened person fall under the laws of cause and effect?” This koan will be our second sacred text for a sermonic reflection on mistakes, punishment and forgiveness.

A Hard Act To Swallow

by David Lum

Sunday, Oct 15 – 9:30am and 11:15am A Hard Act To Swallow – The Book Of Jonah is a curious story about a cowardly procrastinator who reluctantly, and despite his own efforts, becomes a prophet for compassion, mercy and justice. This sermon will be the first of two exploring sacred text through a liberal religious more »

Love, Grief, and Grace

by David Lum

Sunday, Oct 8 – 9:30am and 11:15am Love, Grief, and Grace – Many people say that they feel very alone at times of loss, and yet that is exactly the time when we become part of the largest community the world has known. Everyone who has been part of the community knows that asking and more »

To Begin Again In Love

by David Lum

Sunday, Oct 1 – 9:30am and 11:15am To Begin Again In Love – The holiest day in the Jewish calendar is called Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is a time for ritual fasting, evaluating one’s life, and effort toward repentance. It is a time for remembering and releasing. Christin Green, a UU seminarian, more »

Reclaiming Religious Language for U.U. Mission

by David Lum

Sunday, Sep 24 – 9:30am and 11:15am Reclaiming Religious Language for U.U. Mission – Since its introduction in early Christianity, the phrase kingdom of heaven has taken on meanings originally foreign to it, and Jesus of Nazareth’s real mission has been obscured by the authors of scripture, all of whom had their own agendas. Words more »