Category Archives: Sermons

I Believe

Jeanne Wisner — Come and wander with me on the winding path of my magical garden of beliefs. September 23, 2007 We are coming to the roses. Bend and enjoy smelling the roses. The delicate roses remind me that love is the most powerful force in the Universe. When I think … Continue reading

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Miracles Abound

The Rev. Alison Cornish April 8, 2007 Why, who makes much of a miracle? As for me, I know nothing else but miracles. To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. – Walt Whitman Reading: Did the Sun Come Up This Morning? – Victoria Safford The dead shall … Continue reading

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When We Know We’re ANGRY, and When We Don’t

The Rev. Alison Cornish January 21, 2007 The most important work of our generations for our world is to use a new level of introspective insight and self-mastery to break the chain of descent of inherited personal, family, and cultural violence of mind, speech and body. – Robert Thurman Reading: Anger – … Continue reading

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To Each a Search

The Rev. Alison Cornish January 7, 2007 –  Nothing has proven harder in the history of civilization than to see God, or good, or human dignity in those whose language is not mine, whose skin is a different color, whose faith is not my faith and whose truth is not … Continue reading

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Accommodating Greed

The Rev. Alison Cornish November 26, 2006 –  If I want it, IT’S MINE! If I give it to you and change my mind later, IT’S MINE! If I can take it away from you, IT’S MINE! If it’s mine it will never belong to anybody else, no matter what. … Continue reading

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Voting Values

The Rev. Alison Cornish & Martha Potter November 5, 2006 –  Unitarian Universalism has always had a spiritual center and a civic circumference. – The Rev. William Sinkford Alison: Why we are here – yes, Election day coming – and yes, we hope you will vote, and encourage someone else to vote, … Continue reading

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Liberalism is Dead. Long Live Liberalism

The Rev. Alison Cornish Sunday, October 22, 2006 –  The essence of the Liberal outlook lies not in what opinions are held, but in how they are held: instead of being held dogmatically, they are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to … Continue reading

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Straight Talk About Coming Out

The Rev. Alison Cornish October 8, 2006 Imagine a world in which your life appears only as a negative. Imagine that whenever you hear your life mentioned it is with a laugh or a sneer, in a whisper or an apologetic tone of voice. – Rev. Barbara Pescan Today we … Continue reading

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Pesky Vice No. 1 – Gluttony

The Rev. Alison Cornish Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork Sunday, September 24, 2006 –  Every concern is tyrannical, and wants our whole heart and our whole mind and our whole strength. Every concern tries to become our ultimate concern, our god. – Paul Tillich Moderation in all things. – … Continue reading

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Converting to Unitarian Universalism

The Rev. Alison Cornish Sunday, September 10, 2006 – “What religious conversion is not: if it serves us a bit too well, if it reinforces all our prejudices and allows us to call ourselves holy at the expense of others whom we can now judge to be unholy, it is … Continue reading

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