Past Sermons

Sunday Service, Feb 11, 10:00 a.m., Sherwin Markman, “Decency in the American Presidency: Do We Have It?  Have We Ever Had It?  Will We Have It Again?”

Sherwin Markman, right, with President Lyndon Johnson and Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara, 2/29/68, U.S. Pentagon  Sherwin Markman, an experienced observer of the American political scene, was an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson at a time when, with the active participation of both political parties, immense progress was achieved in such areas as voting rights, civil … Continued

Jan 14, 10 a.m., Members of the Congregation, “Cycles of Life.”

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” At the beginning of the new year, what better time to reflect on the cycles of our life and it purpose? Join us for this traditional service of song and reflection as we honor the cycles of our lives with their sweetness and … Continued

Sunday Service, Nov 26, 10 a.m., Dr. Gary Schiff, “Are the Jews the Last True UUs? An Exploration into the Meaning of Monotheism in Our Day.”  

In his talk, Dr. Schiff, Cantor and Religious Leader of the Chestertown Havurah, will be raising the question of why most Unitarian Universalists today focus on the latter half of their name and its broad humanitarian mission, and much less on the fundamental theological issue of Unitarianism (monotheism) per se.  He draws upon Judaism as the … Continued

Dec 3, Rev. Sue Browning, “Hope While Waiting.”

In the simplest of terms, the purpose of gathering on Sundays is give and receive hope to one another. We look tomusic, and story and lessons to remind one another to look in unusual places for just that glimmer of light we need to lead us on. At this service, Rev. Sue Browning will explore … Continued

Dec 17, Rev. Sue Browning, “The Mixed Bag of ‘The Holiday Season.'”

For many, there is a love/hate tie to the holiday season. What do the rituals of the holiday bring forth for you?  Times of connection? A sense of beauty? A range of memories? “Busyness” at times bordering the frantic?  Maybe loneliness? For most, the season holds some frustration too – from busyness to loneliness. At … Continued

Dec 31, Dr. John Turner, “Nameste: A Blessing.” 

John explains, “‘Namaste’ is the traditional greeting all over India. Although it really doesn’t translate into English, I prefer to think of it as saying, ‘The divine within me smiles upon the divine within you.’ I believe this fits the form of a blessing and that it can truly challenge how we think about others and … Continued

Jan 14, Members of the Congregation, “Cycles of Life.”

 “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” At the beginning of the new year, what better time to reflect on the cycles of our life and it purpose? Join us for this traditional service of song and reflection as we honor the cycles of our lives with their … Continued

Nov 12, Dr. Michael Franch, “Thinking About How Lives Matter.” 

We claim universality in our faith community. We talk about the worth and dignity of every person. One of our responsive readings proclaims that it doesn’t matter whether one is black or white, gay or straight. That’s true but it’s also not true. If we ignore an identity that is important to a person, we … Continued

Nov 19, Rev. Sue Browning, “Gratitude and Grace.”

In this harvest season we take time to say thank you for the abundance around us. Join us for an intergener-ational Unitarian Universalist Bread Communion service where we’ll reflect on the grace underlying our gratitude as together we’ll set a table and share in the harvest. The service will include a Child Dedication service welcoming … Continued