2013 Sermons

2013 Sermons

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Note: A printed sermon is the documents from which the sermon is preached.  However, each preached sermon is different than the document, sometimes more than other times.

December 08, 2013: Advent: A Time Of Waiting and Preparation.  A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce developed with Parrish Dobson, Worship Assistant.

December 01, 2013: Hanukkah 2013.  A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce

November 24, 2013: Thanksgiving 2013. (text) A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce[powerpress url=”http://uubelmont.org/wordpress-dev2/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/2013.11.24.sermon.mp3″]Click the triangle to play the audio, or download audio file

November 17, 2013: Guest At Your Table, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (text).  A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce [powerpress url=”http://uubelmont.org/wordpress-dev2/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/2013.11.17.sermon.mp3″]Click the triangle to play the audio, or download audio file

November 10, 2013: Moral  Injury: (text) A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce and Katharine Canfield, Worship Assistant.
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November 03, 2013: Membership Sunday, Autumn 2013: (text) A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce
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October 27, 2013: The Departed Do Live On.  A service by Rev. David M Bryce and Eloise McGaw, Worship Assistant.

October 13, 2013: The Sacrifice Of Ishmael. A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce

October 06, 2013: Humanism. A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce.

September 29, 2013: Commitment and the Balanced Life.  A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce

September 15, 2013: Community, Identity and Connection.  A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce

June 02, 3013: A Summer Reverie.  A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce.  Why do we have “summer”?  I don’t mean the meteorological season; I mean the time of school break, of camp and of vacations.  Some thoughts on the value of rest, of genuine recreation (re-creation) and of restoration.

May 26, 2013: Please Join Me In Saying.  A sermon by Sarah Gillespie, student minister

May o5, 2013: Inherent Nature And Transformation  A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce

April 21, 2013: Lockdown: Reflections On The Past Week  A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce

April 14, 2013: The Eightfold Noble Path – Right Views.  A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce Buddhism provides a pathway to end suffering and to “achieve” Nirvana.  The first of these is “Right Views”.  Some thoughts on how to think.

April 07, 2013: Economic Justice (UU Service Committee Sunday)  A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce.   Like beauty, justice depends upon the beholder.  That is especially true for economic justice.  But surely there are things that are right and things that are wrong.

March 31, 2013: Easter 2013 A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce.  The story of the resurrection is one of inexpressible exhilaration: He is risen!  It is also an event that can be experienced in our own personal lives.  Those we love–and we, too—can rise from ruin and illness to new life.

February 24, 2013: How Far Does Our Compassion Flow?  A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce.  Some religious traditions call us to extend our compassion to all living beings.  Can we do so?

February 17, 2013: Being Born and Letting Go  A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce, Edwin Taylor and Katharine Canfield

February 10, 2013: Stewardship A sermon by by Rev. David M Bryce

February 03, 2013: Economic Justice and Unitarian Universalist Values A sermon by by Rev. David M Bryce

January 27, 2013: Our Partner Church  A sermon by Rev. David M Bryce

January 13, 2013: The Ongoing Search For Truth A sermon by by Rev. David M Bryce

January 06, 2013: The Complexities Of Life  A sermon by by Rev. David M Bryce  Born Jan 4, 1813 (two hundred years ago), Elisha Atkins is memorialized in our Tiffany Window.  As can be said of anyone, his was a complex life.  The legacy he leaves us is complex as well.  Some thoughts on Mr. Atkins, on our beautiful window and on the lasting effects of actions and institutions.

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