Thursday, January 19, 2017

"Three Things UU's Don't Talk About (at least on Sundays): Mental Illness" January 15, 2017

Rev. Alex Holt

There are topics generally not often heard in our congregations. One of them is mental illness even though mental health is a significant challenge in our culture and personal lives. How do we address mental illness in a compassionate way?

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

"When Anxiety Is a Four-Letter Word" January 8, 2017

Rev. Alex Holt

"May you live in interesting times" is not an ancient Asian snippet of wisdom but it still speaks to the anxiety in our lives. How can Unitarian Universalism best respond to anxiety and change in a healthy way?

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Monday, December 12, 2016

"Season of Renewal: Service and the Sixth Source: Earth-centered Love: Loving Everyone at the Table" Dec. 11, 2016

Rev. Alex Holt

The third Sunday of Advent in the Christian tradition speaks to many symbols. One of them is Service. The Sixth Source reminds us to live in harmony. How do we care for others and for the entire planet?

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Praise Service: Hope in a Time of Darkness December 4, 2016

Rev. Alex Holt

The second theme of Advent in the Christian tradition is Hope. As we broadly explore the season of renewal how does hope become a powerful reminder of our future? 

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"The Season of Renewal: Faith and Gratitude at Thanksgiving" November 27, 2016

Rev Alex Holt


This is the first of four Sunday services using the Advent themes of Faith, Hope, Service, and Love. How do faith and gratitude walk together in our contemporary UU religious tradition?

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Fifth Source: Can Wisdom Be an Idolatry of the Mind? Nov. 20, 2016

Rev. Alex Holt

The Fifth Source is hugely admired in our largely humanist movement. Does religious humanism become so orthodox that it presents us with an idolatry of mind rather than mind and heart?

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Monday, November 14, 2016

"A Stone of Hope" November 13, 2016

Rev. Alex Holt

Today the sun rose in red states and blue states alike. Today many are in despair and disbelief in those states. How do we own our feelings? How do we as religious liberals respond to our fellow citizens not as the enemy but as seekers of happiness? 

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