UUCDC Sermons

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Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Sustaining Action, Sustaining Hope

Continuing with our theme of "Sanctuary," this Sunday we consider how we care for our ultimate "sanctuary." How can we sustain ourselves and one another in responding to the call to care for our common home, Earth? Rev. Alison Cornish, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light and a Unitarian Universalist minister, offers some pragmatic ways we can "keep on keeping on."

Rev. Alison Cornish

A House of Hope

This Sunday, Rev. Peter, DRE Chrissy Bushyager and Worship Associate Sharon Fichthorn will be joined by Barry Finkelstein, our capital campaign consultant as we  reflect on this month's theme of "Sanctuary." We will consider what makes a spiritual home, how it sustains us and how we sustain it.

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Who’s Sanctuary? Whose Sanctuary?

This Sunday we begin consideration of the monthly spiritual theme of "Sanctuary." Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Kathy Alston reflect on what it means for our church community to be a "sanctuary," as both a place to come to and a place to go out from. 

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Three Feet

You may have heard the expression "An Earth made fair and all her people one." It comes from a mid-20th Century Christian hymn titled "Turn Back, O Man, Forswear Thy Foolish Ways" and is often used as a shorthand to describe our vision of a utopian future. As we wrap up our month-long theme of "Vision," Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Josie Cressler consider these questions: What is our vision of and for the world? What is our responsibility to help bring that vision to reality? 

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

You, Me, Us

Continuing our September reflection on the theme of "Vision," Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Kathy Alston offer their thoughts about how we envision ourselves in relationship with others. Following on the heels of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, we consider what it means to be in right relationship with those around us. 

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Your Soul’s Song

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Dancing with Change

Movement and stillness both play powerful roles in how we interact with and understand ourselves, each other, and the world. Join us to learn how these ideas essential to both dance and Daoism can be helpful for navigating times of change.

Heather Petit

Eating Well: The Role of Hope in our Unitarian Universalist Lives

Sir Francis Bacon wrote, “Hope is a good breakfast but it is a bad supper.” While Hope springs eternal, what good is it if we don’t spring into action? In this sermon, Mark will explore the relationship between Hope and Action and share his thoughts on our responsibility as Unitarian Universalists to engage in both.

Mark Bernstein has been a member of UUCDC for 25 years. He is a former staff member of the Central East Region of the UUA and currently works as Adjunct Staff with congregations in our region. Mark has great hope that you will enjoy his sermon.


Mark Bernstein

We are Made for Play

What does it mean to play as a spiritual act? How can we change our perceptions of work and leisure to embrace the importance of playing? Join us to explore playfulness and playing, and how to integrate more play into your life.

Heather Petit