This sermon was offered to the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston in advance of a congregational vote on the Eighth Principle.
Building the Beloved Community
A sermon preached before the March 5, 2023 congregational vote to adopt a new vision, mission, and covenant for the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston.
Widening Love’s Circle
as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, February 18, 2023 He drew a circle that shut me out–Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.But Love and I had the wit to win:We drew a circle that took him in! Those words might be familiar. They have long been popular in Unitarian Universalist circles. They come from the poet and lifelong Universalist Edwin Markham. Active in the...
A sermon considering the proposed covenant of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston.
Covenant Sunday: Success and the Beloved Community
The sermon I preached for Covenant Sunday 2022.
Building the Legacy of Tomorrow
as preached April 3, 2022 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston It is good to be back in the pulpit. It feels like I have been away for a long time. I have missed you. The last time I was supposed to offer you a sermon I came down with COVID. It was a mild breakthrough case. I completely lost my voice for a couple of days and needed a lot of extra sleep for about a week. But I...