UUCDC Sermons

Journeys of Transformation

Both Passover, and Palm Sunday, involve journeys that require courage, and risk, in order to move toward transformation. This sermon explores these ancient stories, and their universal themes.  

Only audio is available for this sermon.

Rev. Libby Smith

Pondering Partnerships

Larry Schwab, a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist for more than 30 years and a member of our congregation, presents a sermon titled “Pondering Partnerships”, where personal growth, relationships and faith are discussed.  

H. Laurence Schwab MFT

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