Sermons from 2016

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That’s all folks

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That’s all folks – June 5, 2016 Two years ago, UUCM was in need of an Interim Minister, so you set up a Search Party of Amy Renee Patterson, Suzanne Ferroggiaro and Keith Johnson.  The scoured the entire United States, looking for someone prepared to come to Bandit Territory of Nevada County but, alas, they […]

The Invincibility of Goodness

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“The Invincibility of Goodness”        Easter sermon, March 27, 2016 The old Jewish story tells of the old man who, every evening at sunset, walked through the village crying “Repent, repent, turn from self-seeking and serve God, for the day of judgment is at hand.”  Nobody paid him any attention.  They all thought he was a […]

Easter Sunday Readings

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Readings from the Easter Service,  March 27, 2016 Easter Exultet, by James Broughton Shake out your qualms. Shake up your dreams. Deepen your roots. Extend your branches. Trust deep water and head for the open, even if your vision shipwrecks you. Quit your addiction to sneer and complain. Open a lookout. Dance on a brink. […]

Readings from March 20, 2016

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Statements by people who have orbited planet Earth After an orange cloud – formed as a result of a dust storm over the Sahara and caught up by air current – reached the Philippines and settled there with rain, I understood that we are all sailing in the same boat.   Vladimir Kovalyonok, USSR From […]

On Learning How to See, Part II

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On Learning How to See, Part II a sermon by Jerry Jacoby at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains March 6, 2016          As many of you know, I am a retired engineer, and during my thirty-year career I learned much about the history of science, although it was mostly catch as catch can. […]

Do You Have a Dream?

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Invocation Robbie Walsh writes: Some say we get what we deserve in life, but I don’t believe it.  We certainly don’t deserve J S Bach for example.  What have I done to deserve the Second Brandenburg Concerto?  I have not been kind enough; I have not done enough justice; I have not loved my neighbor, […]

The Transient and the Permanent

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The Transient and the Permanent           January 10, 2016 In his novel, Barchester Towers, the English Victorian Anthony Trollope wrote “There is, perhaps, no greater hardship at present inflicted on mankind in civilized and free countries, than the necessity of listening to sermons.”  So prepare yourself for a great hardship to be inflicted upon you for […]

The Snail and the Hermit Crab

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The Snail and the Hermit Crab                      Sunday, January 3, 2016 A man and a woman had been married for more than sixty years.  They had shared everything.  They had talked about everything, they had kept no secrets from each other except the old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that […]