Selected Reflections, Guest Sermons and Stories

We treasure our practice in which members of the congregation called Worship Associates help lead the Main Hall service each week. They usually serve for three years and then rotate off, bringing a variety of voices into our services.

During most services, the Worship Associate delivers a personal reflection on the theme of the service, offering a slice of “life as text”. Some of the reflections are found in this section, along with sermons by guest speakers, stories, and Membership Renewal Moments, in which members share the reasons they belong to UUCPA and support its work in the world.

December 17, 2006 Reflection: Beyond Eating Animals to Celebrate the Holidays
by Bill Landauer
November 26, 2006 Reflection on Reforming Religion
by John Beverley Butcher
November 12, 2006 Reflection on Living La Vida Local
by Diane Meier-Phelps
October 22, 2006 Reflection on Green Faith
by Donna Aronson
October 15, 2006 Reflection: A path with Heart, one human’s story
by Bill Landauer
October 8, 2006 Reflection: No Boundaries in the Land of Dreams
by John Beverley Butcher
August 6, 2006 Reflection on Living with Change
by Donna Aronson
March 26, 2006 Reflection: At the End of the Checkout Line
by Florence Haas
February 19, 2006 Reflection: Honoring a Leader
by Jack Owicki
January 22, 2006 Reflection on Reassembling the Broken
by Donna Aronson
November 13, 2005 Reflection on Veterans’ Day 2005
by Jack Owicki
November 28, 2004 Reflection: Awareness in Two Epiphanies
by Jack Owicki
August 15, 2004 Reflection: Patriotism in Time of War
by Dave Weber
August 8, 2004 Reflection: A Sense of Place
by Dave Weber
May 2, 2004 Reflection: Living in Theory
by Jack Owicki
February 29, 2004 Reflection on Joy
by Jack Owicki
November 2, 2003 Reflection: About Death
by Jack Owicki
Dec. 15, 2002 Reflection: Journeys
by Dave Weber
Sept. 1, 2002 Sermon: Buddhism as a Bridge
by Jonathan Harvey
August 4, 2002 Sermon: Alzheimers Disease and Us
by Cilla Raughley
August 4, 2002 Reflection on Alzheimers Disease
by George Bunn
July 17, 2002 Reflections by Members of the UUCPA Meditation Group
by Susan Owicki, Dave Milne and Josie Stultz
Feb. 10, 2002 Membership Renewal Moments - Part 2
by Corinne Bilz and Elizabeth Berry
Jan. 06, 2002 Membership Renewal Moments - Part 1
by Susan Owicki, Kay Pauling, Karl Garcia, Richard Heydt, Josie Stult and James Chan
Jan. 20, 2002 Reflection about Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Lauri Andersen
Dec. 30, 2001 Winter Holidays for All UUs?!
by Jonathan Harvey, Ray Crain and Dave Webber
Sept. 23, 2001 Reflection on Celebration
by Brad Youngman
Sept. 16, 2001 Reflection on the Impact of Terrorism
by Susan Owicki
Aug. 5, 2001 Story: Magic
by Rev. Ken Reeves
July 29, 2001 Reflection: Community Ministry
by Susan Owicki
June 3, 2001 Reflection: Why Race Frustrates Me
by Richard Heydt
May 20, 2001 Reflection: Strands of the Interconnected Web
by Jim DeLaHunt
April 29, 2001 Reflection: When Does Gender Matter?
by Richard Heydt
April 22, 2001 Reflections: Music and Identity
by Kathy Lewis, George Bunn and Philip Hodge
March 25, 2001 Reflection: Facing Death
by Susan Owicki
Story: Facing Death
as told by Susan Owicki
March 18, 2001 Reflection: On GenX Religion
by Jean Heriot
Nov. 19, 2000 Story: Guest at Our Table
as told by Rev. Darcey Laine
Oct. 1, 2000 Story: Basket at the Crossroads
as told by Rev. Darcey Laine
Sept. 2000 Paper: Reflections On Unitarian Universalist Identity
by Rev. Ken Collier


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