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2016 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 25th: A Child's Christmas in Wales
   Rev. Louise Green (Video)

December 18th: Annual Holiday Music Service - First Reflection, \"Annunciations,\"Rev.Ladd
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

December 18th: Annual Holiday Music Service - Second Reflection,\"Something Beautiful, True
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

December 11th: Imagination and Hope in Hard Times
   Rev. Louise Green (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

December 4th: The Family of Things
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

November 27th: First Meetings
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd and Rev. Louise Green, with Alexa Fraser and Gabrielle Farrell (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

November 20th: Gratitude as Resistance
   Rev. Louise Green (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

November 13th: Resisting the Powers
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

November 6th: Resistance and Amplification
   Alexa Fraser, Ministerial Intern (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 23rd: A Sanctuary for the Spirit
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 16th: Coming of Age: Finding Our Sacred Voice (First Service) - Time for All Ages,\\\"Coming of Age Ceremony
   Coming of Age Class (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 16th: Coming of Age: Finding Our Sacred Voice (First Service) - Credo: Ana
   Coming of Age Class (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 16th: Coming of Age: Finding Our Sacred Voice (First Service) - Credo: Jackson
   Coming of Age Class (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 16th: Coming of Age: Finding Our Sacred Voice (First Service) - Credo: Maya
   Coming of Age Class (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 16th: Coming of Age: Finding Our Sacred Voice (First Service) - Credo:Matt
   Coming of Age Class (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 16th: Coming of Age: Finding Our Sacred Voice (First Service) - Credo: Cassie
   Coming of Age Class (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 16th: Coming of Age: Finding Our Sacred Voice (First Service) - Credo: Jeremy
   Coming of Age Class (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 16th: Coming of Age: Finding Our Sacred Voice (Second Service) - Credo:Serena
   Coming of Age Class (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 16th: Coming of Age: Finding Our Sacred Voice (Second Service) - Credo: Katie
   Coming of Age Class (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 16th: Coming of Age: Finding Our Sacred Voice (Second Service) - Credo: Jason
   Coming of Age Class (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 16th: Coming of Age: Finding Our Sacred Voice (Second Service) - Credo: Claire
   Coming of Age Class (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 16th: Coming of Age: Finding Our Sacred Voice (Second Service) - Credo: Connor
   Coming of Age Class (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 16th: Coming of Age: Finding Our Sacred Voice (Second Service) - Credo: Bennett
   Coming of Age Class (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

October 9th: Global UU Voices
   Rev. Louise Green (Video)

October 2nd: Inward Springs, Sacredness: To Find Our Moorings
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

September 25th: Moral Imagination: Iíll Make Me a World
   Rev. David Carl Olson, Lead Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

September 18th: To Build This House Together
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Rev. Louise Green, and Alexa Fraser, Ministerial Intern (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

September 11th: Big Enough to Hold it All, Water Communion Ceremony
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video)

September 4th: Coming Home
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video)

August 28th: Speaking UU: Reconsidering Our Religious Vocabulary
   John Monroe, Ministerial Intern, UU Congregation of Sterling VA (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

August 21st: The Intelligence of Animals
   Rev. Louise Green (Video)

August 14th: Loving Our Neighbors
   Rev. Louise Green (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

August 7th: The State of Our Welcome
   Rev. Louise Green (Video)

July 31st: Signifying Nothing
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

July 24th: Humanism Today
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd and Rev. Dr. Bill Murry (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

July 17th: The Sound of the Universe
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

July 10th: Creating the Constitution
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

July 3rd: Re-Purposing the Fourth of July
   Rev. Louise Green (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 26th: In All Thy Getting, Get Understanding
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video)

June 19th: Metabolizing Tragedy
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 12th: The Reasons You Should Not Be a Unitarian Universalist
   Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter, First UU Church of Dallas (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

June 5th: Flower Communion: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister & Gabrielle Farrell, Lifespan Religious Educator (Video)

May 29th: A Vow of Softening - Centering Sound,Chalice
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

May 29th: A Vow of Softening - Sermon
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

May 22nd: The Courage of One's Own Culture - Reflection,\"Courage of One\'s Own Culture,\"
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

May 22nd: The Courage of One's Own Culture - Reflection,Pt.2, Rv.Ladd
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

May 15th: Music Service: Psalms Through the Ages
   The River Road Choir and Dr. Clif Hardin, Music Director (Video)

May 8th: Not Ducking Your Dharma
   Rev. Louise Green, Minister for Congregational Life (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

May 1st: Inward Springs Sunday, Courage
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

April 24th: What Do You Revere?
   The RRUUC High School Youth Group & Beth Irikura, Religious Educator for Youth (Video)

April 17th: The Spirituality of Food - Reflection,\"Art of Mindful Eating,\"B.Saliun
   Lay Led Worship Leaders (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

April 17th: The Spirituality of Food - Reflection,\\\"In the Garden,\\\" W.Weiss
   Lay Led Worship Leaders (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

April 17th: The Spirituality of Food - Reflection,\\\"Around the Table,\\\' B.Wilso
   Lay Led Worship Leaders (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

April 10th: One Voice
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

April 3rd: Inward Springs Sunday, Reverence
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

March 27th: Easter Sunday: Everyday Resurrections - Resurrection,Pt.1:\"Courage,\"Rv.Ladd&Rv.Gree
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

March 27th: Easter Sunday: Everyday Resurrections - Resurrection,Pt.2\"Loss,Denying 3 Times,\"G.F
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

March 27th: Easter Sunday: Everyday Resurrections - Resurrection,Pt.3\"Surprise,\"Rv.Ladd&G.Farre
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

March 27th: Easter Sunday: Everyday Resurrections - Resurrection,\"Pt4,\"Power,\"Koinonia Farm\"
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

March 20th: Jetsam
   Rev. Louise Green, Minister for Congregational Life (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

March 13th: A Two-Sermon Series, Floatsam & Jetsam: Stories and The Power of Intent
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

March 6th: Story SPARC
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

February 28th: Finding the Whole Enchilada
   Rev. Megan Foley (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

February 21st: The Truth that Becomes More True
   Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

February 14th: Self-Care for the Sake of Service
   Rev. Louise Green, Minister for Congregational Life (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

February 7th: On Being Human, Inward Springs Sunday, Truth
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

January 31st: Ars Longa, Vita Brevis
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

January 17th: Awake for the Revolution
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

January 10th: Choosing Our Legacy - Reflection I/Choosing Our Legacy/Rev Green
   Rev. Louise Green, Minister for Congregational Life (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

January 10th: Choosing Our Legacy - Reflection II/Creating Our Legacy/Rev. Green
   Rev. Louise Green, Minister for Congregational Life (Text, Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)

January 3rd: Inward Springs Sunday, Legacy, Wells We Do Not Dig
   Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, Senior Minister, Rev. Louise Green, Minister for Congregational Life, & Gabrielle Farrell, Lifespan Religious Educator (Video, Sermon Video, Podcast)