UUCDC Sermons

Hope for the Holidays

This Sunday is our annual "Deck the Halls" services. The festive and unique tradition helps us all prepare to celebrate the holiday season. Each service includes holiday workshops from cookie-decorating to "greening" the church building to singing in the pick-up choir. 

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

I Need a Miracle (Every Day)

"I Need a Miracle (Every Day)"

This Sunday we begin an exploration of December's monthly spiritual theme of "Hope." Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Josie Cressler reflect on how we nurture and cultivate hope in our personal lives and in our community, and on the question of what sustains us in times that feel hopeless. With the approach of Christmas, how does the promise of a savior help to maintain hope? 

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Andrew Weber

The call to serve others is at the heart of our faith. And when we have more than we need, it's easy to answer that call to serve.  But when our own lives don't feel so abundant, it may be harder to remember that serving others also helps ourselves. 

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Rev. Libby Smith

Growing Good

This Sunday we held our annual Thanksgiving service. Through story, song and our traditional Pumpkin Bread and Cider Communion, we celebrate the abundance of the season.

Rev. Peter Friedrichs and DRE Chrissy Bushyager

What’s in Your Cornucopia?

Does your cup runneth over? In this traditional time of harvest and thanksgiving, we are called to count our blessings. As we continue our exploration of this month's spiritual theme of "Abundance," Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Norma Lewis share their reflections on the nature and sources of abundance in their lives. 

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Plain Vanilla is Boring

This week we examine the monthly spiritual theme for November, which is "Abundance." Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Nathan Rivera reflect on how, whether it's with cuisine or culture, diversity and difference help us to live our lives more abundantly. 

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

After the Fall

It takes courage to get back up after we fall down, to recover from our mistakes, to admit our failures and try again.  But we're human - which means we have to do it all the time! So we might as well learn to do it as well as possible. Rev. Libby Smith and Worship Associate Rob Sartain offer their reflections. 


Rev. Libby Smith

The Courage of Our Convictions

Our Unitarian Universalist principles provide the framework for our relationships with each other in the church, with those we meet beyond our walls, and with the world at large. Do we have the courage to stick to them in challenging times? Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Josie Cressler offer their reflections on this question.

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Courage Abounds, Courage Abides

This Sunday, in honor of National Coming Out Day, we  take a little different tack than in past years.  Instead of hearing  "coming out" stories from members of the LGBTQ community, we're going to hear stories from family members of LGBT children and youth. Four members of PFLAG, an organization that provides support to parents, family members, and friends of lesbian and gay children, will share their stories about their courageous children and what it is like to be an effective ally. 

Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Quiet Courage

As we begin our exploration of this month's spiritual theme of "Courage," Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Norma Lewis offer their reflections on the courage it takes to build deep relationships of trust.

Rev. Peter Friedrichs