Category Archives: Sermons

Are You Living Your Dream?

Reading: 8 Ways to Create the Life You Want by Phil Keoghan So what’s on your list? I’m not talking about a grocery list. Or a to-do-around-the-house list. I want to know what’s on your List for Life. Show me the list where you’ve written down all the meaningful, memorable, … Continue reading

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The Gift of Loving Kindness

December 7, 2014 Reading: The spirit of this season is loving Kindness. Waldemar Argow tells this story: An old Buddhist said: ‘Tell me, what is this day you cherish so, that you call Christmas?’ And the stranger from the West said: ‘Christmas is not a day, really. It is light, … Continue reading

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The Next Steps: Unitarian Universalism in the 21st Century

Keith Kron Bridgehampton, NY, July 21, 2014 How do the lyrics go? You know….from The Sound of Music? Ahh, yes. How do you solve a problem like Maria? It’s not every day history comes knocking at your door. So when it did, the people of Bainbridge, New York, were surprised. … Continue reading

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Quest for Inner Peace

Rev. Ned Wight July 13, 2014 Congratulations! You’ve just made it through another holiday weekend of fireworks, hyperpatrioBc slogans and symbols, ubiquitous red, white and blue . . . and this season of intensifying poliBcal bickering, conBnuing economic uncertainty, and ongoing war and violence in Afghanistan, Syria, the Central African … Continue reading

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Mere Faith

by John Andrews July 6, 2014 What do Unitarian Universalists believe? This is a perennial question, too often answered by listing things we don’t believe. It is good that we don’t have a laundry list of metaphysical propositions and historical truth claims to which we must agree in order to … Continue reading

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Sailing Between Scylla And Charybdis

John Andrews Part I: The Scylla of Scientism and the Charybdis of Creed In our First Message today, we heard how in Homer’s second great epic poem, Ulysses had to face two monsters, the voracious, six-headed Scylla and the whirlpool-causing, ship-sinking Charybdis. He had to contend with one or the … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Life

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork July 21, 2013 It was as if all of the happiness, all of the magic of this blissful hour had flowed together into these stirring, bittersweet tones and flowed away, becoming temporal and transitory once more.                                                                          Herman Hesse Happiness. Simple as a glass … Continue reading

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Faith: Is It A Gift or Does it Keep Us From Reality?

Faith: Is it a Gift or Does it Keep us from Reality? (Reverend Christopher McMahon)  July 7, 2013 A few weeks ago I called a friend of my uncle’s to console him on the loss of his wife of 62 years.  He thanked me for the call and proceeded to … Continue reading

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The Third Unseen Guest: Love

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork  June 2, 2013      There is no life apart from one another… The question is not whether we are social, connected beings. That is a given.  The question is how we shape our modes of being with one another and with the sources that … Continue reading

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Unless A Seed Dies

UNLESS A SEED DIES: A Season of Loss and Gain Richard Lawless A Talk for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork Bridgehampton, NY February 26, 2012                   It’s been a very strange winter, oddly mild and lacking the snow and ice whose bite I seem to feel … Continue reading

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