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2013 Sermons

The "Video" links contain the entire service and thus require a members only login to access. The "Sermon Video" links contain just the sermon and are available to all visitors to the site. Some sermons have been removed from this archive per the wishes of those preaching them.


December 29th: Blinded by the Light
   Doug McCusker, Ministerial Intern (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

December 22nd: The Season of Possibility
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

December 15th: Annual Holiday Music Service
   The River Road Choir, Soloists and Orchestra (Video)

December 8th: Fellowship, Spirit and Service
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

December 1st: Possibility
   Rev. Louise Green, Interim Minister of Congregational Life (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

November 24th: What If the Hokey Pokey Really Is What It's All About?
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

November 17th: Life's Longing for Itself
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

November 10th: Inheriting Our Living Story
   Doug McCusker, Ministerial Intern (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

November 3rd: A Family Feeling
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 27th: Growing Our Souls
   Rev. Jen Crow (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 20th: When I Am Frightened
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Text)

October 20th: When I Am Frightened
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Text)

October 13th: Trust Thyself - Reflection,\\\"...Self Trust,\\\" C.Weichel
   Lay-led service presented by: Kathleen Knepper, Candace Ridington and Carl Weichel (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 13th: Trust Thyself - Reflection,\"Script for Trust,\"Ridington
   Lay-led service presented by: Kathleen Knepper, Candace Ridington and Carl Weichel (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 6th: To Know and to Be Known
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

September 29th: Atonement
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

September 22nd: Seasons of Beginning, Seasons of Harvest
   Rev. Louise Green, Interim Minister of Congregational Life (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

September 15th: Whose Am I?
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

September 8th: We Belong to Each Other
   Doug McCusker, Intern Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

September 1st: Inward Springs Sunday: A Celebration of Water and Belonging
   Rev. Louise Green, Interim Minister of Congregational Life (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

August 25th: UU's, Labor and Economic Justice
   Rev. William Murry, RRUUC Minister Emeritus (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

August 18th: The Gift of Animals: A Service of Blessing
   Rev. Louise Green, Interim Minister of Congregational Life & Gabrielle Farrell, Lifespan Religious Educator (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

August 11th: Life as Celebration
   Rev. Louise Green, Interim Minister of Congregational Life (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

August 4th: A Thousand No's to Get to Yes
   Rev. Dr. Laurel Hallman, Minister Emerita, First Unitarian Church of Dallas (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

July 28th: A Spiritual Toolbox
   Rev. Bruce Marshall, RRUUC Affiliate Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

July 21st: Alone in the Company of the Sacred
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

July 14th: Sustaining the Long View
   Rev. Louise Green (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

July 7th: Free for What?
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 30th: Ten Commandments for Atheists
    Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 23rd: Shamans and Shrinks: The Search for Spiritual Healing in the Age of Terrorism
   Rabbi Arthur Blecher (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 16th: Consider the Mysterious Salt - A Service for All Ages - Sermon Pt.1
   Rev. Ginger Luke, Minister of Religious Education & Congregational Life (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 16th: Consider the Mysterious Salt - A Service for All Ages - Sermon Pt.2
   Rev. Ginger Luke, Minister of Religious Education & Congregational Life (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 16th: Consider the Mysterious Salt - A Service for All Ages - Sermon Pt.3
   Rev. Ginger Luke, Minister of Religious Education & Congregational Life (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 16th: Consider the Mysterious Salt - A Service for All Ages - Sermon Pt.4
   Rev. Ginger Luke, Minister of Religious Education & Congregational Life (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 16th: Consider the Mysterious Salt - A Service for All Ages - Sermon Pt.5
   Rev. Ginger Luke, Minister of Religious Education & Congregational Life (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 16th: Consider the Mysterious Salt - A Service for All Ages - Sermon Pt.6
   Rev. Ginger Luke, Minister of Religious Education & Congregational Life (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 9th: Fathers through Fresh Eyes; A Lay-led Service - Sermon 1 "A Father & Son," B. Harman
   Jeanne DeShazo, Bennett Harman, Chris Snowber (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 9th: Fathers through Fresh Eyes; A Lay-led Service - Sermon 2,"Missing...Formation," J. DeShazo
   Jeanne DeShazo, Bennett Harman, Chris Snowber (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 9th: Fathers through Fresh Eyes; A Lay-led Service - Sermon 3, "Leaving the Station," C.Snowber
   Jeanne DeShazo, Bennett Harman, Chris Snowber (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 2nd: Justice as Joy
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

May 26th: The Light of the Late Afternoon
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd and special guests the New Amsterdam Boys and Girls Choir (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

May 19th: Spring Music Service
   Clif Hardin, Director of Music, and The River Road Choir (Video)

May 12th: Making the World
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

May 5th: Gratitude, Inward Springs Sunday
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

April 28th: At the Intersection of Memory Lane and Frisbee Alley; Youth-led Service
   RRUUC High School Youth (Video)

April 21st: Holy Adaptations; Earth Day Service
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

April 14th: Gifts for Nobody in Particular
    Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

April 7th: Memory, Inward Springs Sunday
   Rev. Nancy Ladd, Senior Minister, and Gabrielle Farrell, Dir., Children's Ministry (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

March 31st: To New Life: A Celebration of Community
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

March 24th: Hospitality
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

March 17th: Listening to Fear
   Doug McCusker, Ministerial Intern (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

March 10th: A Bold Vision: A Bright Future
    Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

March 3rd: Inward Springs Sunday: Courage
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

February 24th: Being Alone, A Lay Led Service - "Being Alone in High School," M. Heaney
   Pat Dobak, Jim Heaney, Moriah Heaney and Brad Patterson (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

February 24th: Being Alone, A Lay Led Service - "Being Alone in Midlife," Pat Dobak
   Pat Dobak, Jim Heaney, Moriah Heaney and Brad Patterson (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

February 24th: Being Alone, A Lay Led Service - Being Alone...Retirement,"Jim Heaney
   Pat Dobak, Jim Heaney, Moriah Heaney and Brad Patterson (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

February 24th: Being Alone, A Lay Led Service - Being Alone,Later Life,"B.Patterson
   Pat Dobak, Jim Heaney, Moriah Heaney and Brad Patterson (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

February 17th: It's in Everyone of Us to Be Wise - Sermon, Pt. 1
   Rev. Ginger Luke, Minister of Religious Education & Congregational Life (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

February 17th: It's in Everyone of Us to Be Wise - Sermon, Pt. 2
   Rev. Ginger Luke, Minister of Religious Education & Congregational Life (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

February 10th: The Art of Discernment
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

February 3rd: Inward Springs Sunday: Truth
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

January 27th: To Be Of Use - "Serve Yourself," P. Hollingsworth
   A Lay Led and Leadership & Nominations-Sponsored Service (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

January 27th: To Be Of Use - "Belonging," M. Hammond
   A Lay Led and Leadership & Nominations-Sponsored Service (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

January 27th: To Be Of Use - "Search Yourself," L. Orange
   A Lay Led and Leadership & Nominations-Sponsored Service (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

January 20th: Sleeping Through the Revolution
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

January 13th: The Dust and the Heat
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

January 6th: 'In You shall all families of the earth be blessed.' Genesis 12:3
   Rev. Ginger Luke, Minister of Religious Education & Congregational Life (Text)