Services

‘Co-Workers With God’: MLK, Ministry and Community

Coworkers with God.docx “’Co-Workers With God’: MLK, Ministry and Community” January 14, 2018 The Rev. Heather Janules “When the history books are written in the future, somebody will have to say ‘there lived a race of people, a black people, a people who had the moral courage to stand up for their rights.’” The Rev. … Continued

A Knock at the Door

A Knock at the Door – Dec 3rd, 2017   December 3, 2017 “A Knock at the Door: Prayer, Hope, Love and the Fourth Source” The Rev. Heather Janules Before I begin, I wish to acknowledge our choir, unusually absent from the sanctuary. They are at the Arlington Street Church in Boston, joining their choir … Continued

Say Their Names

Say Their Names November 26, 2017 “Say Their Names” The Rev. Heather Janules   “If they ask me ‘what is his name?’ what shall I say to them?”   As the ancient story tells us, Moses poses this question to the bush that burns but is not consumed, this miracle a sign that Moses stands, … Continued

Direct Experience of Transcending Mystery and Wonder

Transcending Mystery and Wonder   Direct Experience of Transcending Mystery and Wonder Rebecca Kelley-Morgan November 12, 2017   Something happens after a span of days on the trail. The bare essentials become all important.  Where will I find the next water?  Will the rain hold off long enough for me to set up the tent? … Continued

‘A Soldier’s Heart’: Healing the Warrior’s Soul

Sermon 11-5-17 “’A Soldier’s Heart’: Healing the Warrior’s Soul” November 5, 2017 The Rev. Heather Janules   “When a soldier kills He must dig two graves: One in the earth for the dead And one in his soul, As he will not return.”   This poem by Larry Winters, an American who served in the … Continued

Call and Response: Voices Beyond the Veil

Call and Response Voices Beyond the Veil – Oct 29th, 2017 The Rev. Heather Janules   “Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away to the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak … Continued

Poverty and Proximity

Poverty and Proximity – Oct 15th, 2017   There is someone you may have noticed here, visiting from time to time. I will call him “Joe.” He is a lanky, middle-aged man, often dressed in clothes that suggests he performs some kind of manual labor.   Joe doesn’t attend worship but he comes early to … Continued

With No Extraordinary Power

With No Extraordinary Power   October 1, 2017   “Who is Today’s Bob Dylan?” Carol Cashion, Worship Associate   As UUs, we draw upon “the words and deeds of prophetic people” as a source of strength, wisdom, and direction. This is one of the aspects of Unitarian Universalism I appreciate the most. With no disrespect … Continued

Of Every Person: Dignity, Reconciliation and Yom Kippur

Sermon 9-24-17 “Of Every Person: Dignity, Reconciliation and Yom Kippur” September 24, 2017 The Rev. Heather Janules   It was a joyous occasion, the ordination of a colleague in the beautiful sanctuary of All Souls Church in Washington D.C. I was one of the witnessing clergy, sitting close to the chancel, in a pew reserved … Continued

Bearing Witness Beyond Borders: The New Sanctuary Movement

Sermon 9-17-17 “Bearing Witness Beyond Borders: The New Sanctuary Movement” September 17, 2017 The Rev. Heather Janules   “The priest laid his altar cloth and his chalice on the rock, and said mass among the prickly green plants, the canyon walls rising up behind him.” Journalist Margaret Regan recalls, “As he broke the Communion bread, … Continued