UUCDC Sermons

Giving Voice to Love

Reaching out to others - or even to ourselves - with loving kindness is risky. But even small gestures can have startling results. 

Rev. Libby Smith

Spiritual Practice in Troubled Times

These times, more than any in recent memory, call us to testify to our values daily, build partnerships  and communities to channel our collective outrage, and resist injustice. But do these times also call on us to revisit our spiritual practice? 

Joe Miller

Taking Risks

This all ages service that explores what truly integrated multi-generational worship can look like!  This service, on the theme of "Risk," will feature inclusive worship arts that congregations are using around the country. 

Erica Shadowsong
Interim DRE

The Courage of a Crocus

Sunday March 5th, we continue with discussing the monthly theme: Risk.  Rev. Libby Smith, guest minister, explores the concept and the UUDCD Choir offers relevant music; "Ain't gonna let nobody..." the traditional civil rights era protest song will be sung first. Before the sermon we will offer a setting of "Lonesome Valley" arranged by our own Dean Rishel.

Rev. Libby Smith

My Spirit Needs Nurturing

In a time of civil turmoil, it can be difficult to tend to our own well-being while simultaneously working for social justice. How does this church serve as your safe haven from which you venture out? How does this community support and sustain you?  


Marylin Huff

Inhabiting Our Identities

Each person carries an array of identities that makes them who they are. Yet sometimes individuals have trouble inhabiting their own identities and making space for other people’s identities. How can each of us more fully honor a multiplicity of identities?


Rev. Sandra Fees

Sharing the Grain

We kick off the annual fund drive campaign today. In keeping with this month's theme of Identity, Mark Bernstein will talk about generosity and how it helps to define who we are as Unitarian Universalists.  Donna Harris is the Worship Associate and Dick Veleta will provide the beautiful music.


Mark Bernstein

Reading and Sermon Audio



Rev. Libby Smith


As we wrap up our examination of "Prophecy," Rev. Peter and Worship Associate Norma Lewis consider how effective we can be when we have so many "causes" calling us. How do we pick and choose? What happens when we feel overwhelmed?


Rev. Peter Friedrichs

Becoming Prophets

This Sunday's sermon is by Heather Petit. What does it mean to become prophets, individually and collectively as UUs? How do we become the people who help ourselves and each other find our way as we move into an unknown future?

Heather Petit is a UU seminarian and Aspirant to UU ministry, currently dual enrolled in both Starr King School for the Ministry and Lancaster Theological Seminary. Heather has a background in intercultural communication, and currently works as a senior IT consultant. A lifelong UU and UU preacher's kid, Heather is actively involved in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, currently serving on the Membership Committee. She also has a spouse and four kids between the ages of 12 and 19.

Heather Petit