TagFirst Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston

All Souls Homily 2021

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as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, October 31, 2021 It is so good to have the choir back. The impact that COVID has had on live music or, really, let me be honest, live performance or gathering of any kind, has been devastating. Coming together to sing, or to be sung to, is one of the oldest human activities. It is possible that collective song predates language...

Reimaginando Nuestra Comunidad

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Homilía del 2 de octubre para la Primera Iglesia Unitaria Universalista de Houston Es un gran placer estar con ustedes en nuestro primer servicio en español en persona. Gracias también porque nos acompañan en línea. Nos alegra que estén con nosotros. Espero que si están participando en línea se comuniquen con nosotros por email o que le den un «like» en Facebook o YouTube. Queremos darles una...

The Transient and the Permanent

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as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, September 26, 2021 It is good to be back in the pulpit. I have missed you. I have not been gone from First Houston these past weeks. But I have been absent from Sunday morning worship. And worship, this thing the congregation does together–whether online or in-person–sits at the core of the life we share. The title of...

Welcome and Explanation of the Service of Lamentation for the 20th Anniversary of 9-11

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as presented at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, September 11, 2021 Welcome to this service marking the twentieth anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. I am the Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen, and along with the Rev. D. Scott Cooper, and on behalf of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, I thank you for your presence and participation on this solemn occasion. Today...

When the Spirit Says Do

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as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, August 29, 2021 Thank you, Sophia for that exquisite violin performance. It is a blessing to have such talent in our congregation. I think that I can speak for the entire community when I say that we are proud of your achievements and wish you the very best as you continue your musical education. I am certain that you will bless...

Water Communion 2021

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as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, August 22, 2021 This is the second year in a row that our annual ingathering service has taken place under difficult, uncertain, circumstances. Last year, our service took place entirely online. This year, some of us have gathered in-person and others of us are participating via our livestream. This year, like last year, as the...

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