Posts with the tag “jesus”
We Are the Parade - Easter Sunday April 21, 2019
by FPUU Admin on April 22nd, 2019
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In Debt to Life - April 7, 2019
by FPUU Admin on April 8th, 2019
This parable and its call to interdependence is too important, too radical, to let it be interpreted by those who would tame it. Our series on the parables ends today, but it is important that we continue to look at these stories. Whatever we may believe about them, they continue to be used to shape our society, so we must continue to voice our understanding of the challenge these stories offer ...
When Lawyers Hear Stories - a sermon by the Rev. Ms. Anne Robertson, March 31, 2019
by FPUU Admin on April 3rd, 2019
"When I say that the Bible, like human life, is fundamentally story, I’m not making any claims about fact or fiction. What I’m saying is that reading the Bible to try to discern fact from fiction is missing the point. Reading the Bible to pull out laws for this and that is missing the point. The Bible is an invitation to relationship with the characters we read about. We are invited to put ourselv...
Must We Be Fair? - March 24, 2019
by FPUU Admin on March 27th, 2019
What does J.B. Priestley's drama An Inspector Calls have to do with a story Jesus told about how to live a life of deep fulfillment? Read Pamela Barz's sermon to find out:...
The Spirituality of Imperfection - March 17, 2019
by FPUU Admin on March 18th, 2019
"A theme throughout the New Testament is expressed by the father: the compassion of comfort by imperfect people. The father’s challenge is different than the previous parables about lost sheep and a lost coin. Lost children can talk back and express feelings and emotions. The father comforts his sons in pain. He is the one attempting to reunite the family." From William Ketchum's sermon. Read th...
Waiting to Grow - March 10, 2019
by FPUU Admin on March 10th, 2019
"Jesus was a storyteller. He knew that the concepts he was trying to talk about – the realm of God, the kingdom of heaven, the fullness of love and justice among all people on earth – were so big, so deep, so wide, that you couldn’t pin them down in a didactic explanation. He could only offer glimpses of the truths he wanted to convey through metaphor and simile. He was a poet in prose." R...
"Do Unitarian Universalists Celebrate Christmas?" - November 25, 2018
by FPUU Admin on November 26th, 2018
“Do Unitarian Universalists celebrate Christmas?” Do people ask you this question? They certainly ask me. Usually it’s somewhere between Thanksgiving and New Year’s – I’m talking to someone who knows a little about our tradition but not much, and he wonders if I’m celebrating what he’s celebrating. I always say “yes,” but the answer’s not really that simple. We may be observing the same holy ...
Avian Angels - November 26, 2017
by FPUU Admin on November 26th, 2017
Birds are everywhere at Christmas when you start to look for them. ... Read the whole sermon here:...
Be the Light - December 11, 2016
by FPUU Admin on December 11th, 2016
"One of the things I love about our Unitarian Universalist tradition is that we don’t shift the weight or the light to someone else. From our roots in early Christianity we have proclaimed that Jesus was not God but a human being, and that his good news was not that he had made things right with God for all people in all times but that he taught and lived a model of how humankind could make thing...
The Terrible Blessing of the Journey - April 13, 2014
by FPUU Admin on April 15th, 2014
...This is why we re-tell the story of the exodus from slavery in Egypt and the story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem year after year. Like all mythic tales, these stories still invite us in. They invite us to become part of the long history of people who have joined together to slog toward freedom. (To read the whole sermon, click here)...
When Lawyers Hear Stories - a sermon by the Rev. Ms. Anne Robertson, March 31, 2019Weekly What's Happening - April 3, 2019In Debt to Life - April 7, 2019Weekly What's Happening - April 10, 2019Weekly What's Happening - April 17, 2019We Are the Parade - Easter Sunday April 21, 2019Weekly What's Happening April 24 - May 4