Sermons from 2020

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E Pluribus Unum – October 25, 2020

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Sermon only: E Pluribus UUnum Rev. Kevin Tarsa Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains October 25, 2020 via Zoom How are you doing? Have you voted? Next Sunday is the Sunday immediately before the presidential election, but that is so close to E-Day that we’ve chosen to take time this Sunday to check in, to […]

Dreaming of Rain When the Fire Comes First – September 6, 2020

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Dreaming of Rain when the Fire Comes First Rev. Kevin Tarsa Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains September 6, 2020 via Zoom RENEWAL? Here at UUCM we use monthly themes facilitated by the Soul Matters organization. This summer, as I was looking ahead to these September services, I struggled to connect with the planned theme […]

Mobilizing our Collective Compassion – July 5, 2020

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Mobilizing our Collective Compassion Rev. Kevin Tarsa Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains July 5, 2020 via Zoom Our Journey with Compassion How has your journey been, on the path of compassion? We’ve been exploring compassion over the last 5 weeks – what compassion is and ways to cultivate our compassion – as if, like […]

The Evolution of Compassion – June 21, 2020

  Reflection I The Language of Compassion Allison Rivers Samson Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains A reflection delivered June 21, 2020 via Zoom AllisonRiversSamson.com When most folx consider compassion, the first thought is extending it to other people. However, there are often limits to whom we offer that compassion. For example, it can be […]

The Art of Compassion – June 14, 2020

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Offering our loving kindness is easy when we like the person on the receiving end. And we can stretch, without too much effort, to encompass the stranger about whom we feel neutral. Now, the person whose behavior irks or angers us? Hmmm….   From the self-compassion we cultivated the previous week, we continue our journey along […]

Tongues of Fire – May 31, 2020

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 Note: This service came the week after George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, the week the protests and riots began, and the week the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States passed the 100,000 mark.  Rev Kevin’s opening at the beginning of the service included the following:  “This past week has stacked heartbreak upon […]

Flower Power and Radical Welcome – May 17, 2020

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Flower Power and Radical Welcome A message delivered via Zoom, May 17, 2020 by Rev. Kevin Tarsa Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains Grass Valley, California For pdf of sermon text click HERE. Reading  Open Up the Doors by Rev. Lindasusan Ulrich https://www.uua.org/worship/words/opening/open-doors Opening Doors I know, the metaphor of opening doors is ironic, even painful, […]

Our Mother-Ship – May 10, 2020

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Our Mother-Ship A message delivered via Zoom, May 10, 2020 by Rev. Kevin Tarsa Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains Grass Valley, California To see the video click HERE. For pdf of sermon text click HERE. Mother’s Day Beginnings Unitarian Julia Ward Howe is best known today for writing the lyrics of “The Battle Hymn […]