Sermons by Rev. Kevin Tarsa

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What is Given from the Heart – March 1, 2020

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What is Given From the Heart (The title and some recurring lines are rooted in the book, What is Given from the Heart by Patricia C. McKissack, Illustrated by April Harrison.) A message delivered March 1, 2020 by Rev. Kevin Tarsa Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains Grass Valley, California At Christmas, in my family, […]

When the Winds Have Shifted, When the World Comes Undone – February 16, 2020

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When the Winds Have Shifted, When the World Comes Undone * (* phrases from the song “Resilient” by Rising Appalachia) A message delivered February 16, 2020 by Rev. Kevin Tarsa Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains Grass Valley, California   Our Heritage of Optimism Universalists and Unitarians over the centuries have been, by nature and […]

Connected Beyond Belief – January 12, 2020

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Connected Beyond Belief A message delivered January 12, 2019 by Rev. Kevin Tarsa Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains Grass Valley, California “Ultimately, the only freedom adequate to human dignity is the freedom to do what love asks of us. And the greatest blessings of life come to us and through us to all the […]

Feel the Presence of a Hope – December 15, 2019

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A message delivered December 15, 2019 by Rev. Kevin Tarsa Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains Grass Valley, California Reading:  “The Moment of Magic” by Rev. Victoria Safford  READ IT HERE Message: Feel the Presence of a Hope by Rev. Kevin Tarsa Gail Johnson Vaughan spoke last Sunday of the ineffable nature of transcendent experience […]

Mindfulness – November 24, 2019

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Mindfulness A sermon delivered November 24, 2019 by Rev. Kevin Tarsa Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains Grass Valley, California   Mindfulness Aspirations I begin with a poem by John Travis, founder of Mountain Stream Meditation Center in Nevada City, long time teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He very recently published some of his […]

Expectation: I Am That I Am – September 9, 2019

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Expectation: I Am That I Am Rev. Kevin Tarsa Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains A sermon delivered September 8, 2019   Of Beer and Balsamic This morning I’d like to talk to you about…[hold up bottle]…beer.  [open, take swig] Well, beer and…[hold up bottle]…balsamic vinegar. I don’t actually care for the taste of beer, […]

At the Edge of Hope – January 13, 2019

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“At the Edge of Hope” –  sermon by Rev. Kevin Tarsa UU Community of the Mountains Grass Valley, CA January 13, 2019 INTRO You’ve been telling me, many of you, that hope is in short supply these days, a rare and precious commodity, what with the climate crisis and scientists’ dire warnings of immanent danger, […]

Religious Naturalism: Let the Mystery Be – Dec 9, 2018

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Religious Naturalism: Let the Mystery Be a sermon by Rev. Kevin Tarsa UU Community of the Mountains Grass Valley, CA December 9, 2018 Opening Words by Chet Raymo “I have a friend who speaks of knowledge as an island in a sea of mystery. Let this then, be the ground of my faith: All that […]