Sermons from 2020

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Solstice Eve Celebration – December 20, 2020

A Solstice Celebration to celebrate the dark and the light as we pause to mark the turn around this edge of the year. Chanting, poetry, story, silence and ritual. Have your candle and your noisemaker ready! Share the link with your friends who might appreciate the service, and take time to settle in yourself. Beth […]

E Pluribus Unum – October 25, 2020


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


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


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 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


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


 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


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 Opening Doors I know, the metaphor of opening doors is ironic, even painful, […]