Category Archives: Sermons – The Rev. Eva Cameron

April 6th, 2014 Community Gardening: Timing (Take 2!)

~~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Bill Chene (WA) Apparently I didn’t get the “timing” right on this one the first time around! A January blizzard kept us all at home. Part of planning a successful garden is figuring out what to plant when, when to start your seedlings, when to harvest. . .you need to understand the […]

Community Gardening: Ripening – Rev Eva Cameron November 17, 2013

~~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Deblyn Russell (WA) A healthy community survives over the years if it figures out how to take the inexperienced and grow them into seasoned leaders.  As we live in our various communities, part of our personal challenge is to develop an increasing capacity to help lead our communities. How do we […]

May 5, 2013 – In Service of – The Invisible

~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Deblyn Russell (WA) Join Rev. Eva for this year’s auction sermon purchased by Karen Kitchen. The book Karen chose–Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years – Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times by Elizabeth Wayland Barber–is a fascinating look at many aspects of what women’s work has been like down through the ages, uncovered through […]

In Service of Covenant – April 28

~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Bill Chene (WA) Many churches gather together around a common creed. Our Unitarian Universalist faith doesn’t have a common creed, but we gather around a sense of mutual understanding of the purpose of our community. This week we will look at covenants, our covenant, and what this all means for our […]

In Service of Earth – Earth Day

April 21st Festival Sunday: In Service of. . .the Earth ~~ Festival Sunday Team, Karen Impola (WA) Join us as we celebrate Mother Earth! The Festival Sunday Team has put together a service that helps us honor our place as tree-huggers, green-lovers, recyclers, environmental activists, alternative transportation geeks, garden-growers, and more. To Listen to this service […]

In Service of..Family April 14, 2013

April 14th In Service of. . .Family  ~~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Del Carpenter (WA) It seems families often arrive here looking for help and support in raising their kids in the religious culture of our larger community. How does our religion help support and strengthen the family? What exactly is “a family” and what are “family […]

In Service of…Leadership March 10, 2013

~~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Karen Impola (WA) Some religions are good at creating followers.  Our progressive faith encourages the development of leaders.  We look at some of the well-known UU leadership in our world, and explore how our theology invites us into a place up front, leading the way!  To listen to this service click […]

In Service of Wisdom – Jan 20, 2013

Rev. Eva Cameron and Al Hays co-preaching, Deblyn Russell (WA) Rev. Eva has always felt that wisdom was the practice of balancing what one knows from one’s head and what one knows from one’s heart, while always striving to enhance that knowledge.  One of the most powerful things we do as UUs is to teach people […]

Anniversary Sunday Jan 6, 2013

~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Festival Team Listen to the celebration of the 138th Anniversary of the founding of the Universalist Society of Waterloo!  Each year we get out the old Universalist Communion silver, and share with our children some of our history from long, long ago.  This year, we will meet Rev. Dr. Effie McCollum Jones, […]

In Service of Children 12/9/12

What does our spiritual tradition teach us about children?  What do we as UUs offer to the greater community’s children? To Listen to this service including the Children’s story by Lara Martinsen-Burrell Click here.

In Service of Patience

The season of Advent invites us to consider the spiritual practice of waiting, and finding useful and productive things to do with our time.  Join us in the celebration of the virtue of patience.  To listen to this service click here.

In Service of Politics

~~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Maureen Murphy (WA) Just prior to our national elections, we will pause and reflect on the nature of politics, how our religion informs our politics, and send forth our good wishes for a clean, civil election. To listen to this service click here.

Our 50th Anniversary Service

~~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Del Carpenter (WA) Come celebrate! We will have a Homecoming Service, as we invite all those who have been a part of our growth and development over the years to join us on this special day. To listen to the 50th Anniversary Service Click here

In Service of the Common good

~~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Maureen Murphy (WA) One beautiful reason to belong to a religious community is that it helps us turn our focus beyond our own lives and towards something larger. The call to serve the Common Good rang in the lives of our founders, and still seems to be a vibrant principle today. […]

In Service of Free Thought

~~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Karen Impola (WA) Free-thought is a religious principle that has a long history with both Unitarianism and Universalism. Our doors have long served as a refuge where people could come and apply their own understandings of religion to their lives. As we near our Fiftieth Anniversary we celebrate a rallying cry […]

In Service 0f …Reason

Unitairan Universalist have a special pride in being a rational religion. Eva states: “When I was a kid, I used to tell people I liked to belong to a religion where I didn’t have to check my brain at the door.” How have we served the advancement of reason, among ourselves, among religions, and in […]

Festival Sunday

Festival Sunday: : Gathering. . .In Service of Each Other : : ~~ Rev. Eva Cameron, The Festival Team We explore the gifts we gather to help sustain each other through the dark winters of our lives. This service, like all Festival Sundays, is especially created to speak to people of all ages in poetry, […]

In Service – Serving the Cedar Valley for Fifty Years

For the first sermon of the new church year we explored the many ways we have served and can continue to serve each other and our larger community.  We celebrated fifty years since the merger of the Unitarians and the universalists in the Cedar Valley.  To listen to the sermon click here.

Water Communion

To listen to the service click here. ~~ Lara Martinsen-Burrell, The Festival Team, Karen Impola (WA) Water—ever bending, yielding, flowing into all the nooks and crannies of our earthly lives. Bring to this service water collected during your past year’s journey—either the actual, or the symbolic water from places that have been defining to you. […]

At the Center: The Search For Beauty, Truth and Right: Our Annual Flower Communion Service

Listen to this beautiful service where each member brings a flower and each one takes one home, plus a sermon on beauty, truth and right by Rev Eva Cameron.  To listen click here.

At the Center – The Unknown

We continue our exploration of what we find and hold as our Spiritual Center by looking at the sacred art of not knowing. For some, holding an age-old practice of questioning life and reality of all we cannot know is very centering; or as we sing, “to question is an answer!” To listen to this […]

The Center – Part 3 Sacredness of Place April 15, 2012

The Center, Part 3: Sacredness of Place ~~ The Rev. Eva Cameron, Deblyn Russell (WA) Are there some places that just call to you over and over again— inviting your return? Places that, when you are there, make you feel absolutely at home. All over the world, religious people have sacred places that are holy […]

The Center – Part 2 New Visions and Versions of God – April 8, 2012

The Center, Part 2: New Visions and Versions of God ~~ The Rev. Eva Cameron, Karen Impola (WA) The image of the risen Christ initially served as an invitation for people to vision God in a new way. Often UUs get stuck finding their center, because they have outgrown the images of God they grew […]

The Center – Part 1: Walking into Jerusalem April 1, 2012

Palm Sunday and Communion ~~ The Rev. Eva Cameron, Stephen Orsborn (WA) Sometimes we flee from success as much as we shrink from failure. Expansion, triumph and connection may terrify us as surely as aloneness and loss. As we step from the safety of our own personal nests, of course we are afraid of falling, […]

Charter for Compassion – Part 3

After having a break, Rev. Eva Cameron continue our sermon series on the Twelve Steps to Compassion. This week we explored the steps of: “How Little We Know”, “How Should We Speak to One Another?”, and “Concern for Everybody”.  To listen to this service click here.

Stewardship Sunday

Our Stewardship Campaign comes right in the heart of our series on Compassion.  Rev. Eva and Shanlee McNally share the pulpet to talk about Stewardship.  To listen to this service click here.

Charter for Compassion: A Wish for a Better World

February  5th Charter for Compassion, Part 2 ~~ The Rev. Eva Cameron, Deblyn Russell Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, Karen Armstrong’s new book, provides practical advice on compassionate living.    This week we will focus on the second three steps of empathy, mindfulness, and action. The Committee on Ministry also presents a Thank UU award […]

Festival Sunday: Martin Luther King, Jr

Sharing stories, drama and song, we explore the idea of injustice and how it shapes our lives, and the idea that “only those who know the true meaning of down can truly look up”. To listen to this service click here

Anniversary Sunday with Communion

After meeting for a period of time, on January 5, 1875 some brave souls signed papers officially creating the Universalist Church in Waterloo from which we descended. So we set aside one Sunday a year to celebrate and honor this date. Creating a church, choosing to start something new, takes bravery, time, and financial commitment: […]

Christmas Eve Service

This special Christmas Eve Service of traditional Carols and Christmas stories can be listened to by clicking here. 

Direct Connection to Love

Direct Connection to Love ~~ The Rev. Eva Cameron, Deblyn Russell (WA) We had  special Christmas music from the Choir, as we explored some of the meanings found in this Christmas season.  To listen to this service click here.

The Power of Creation

The first in the series on the creative/creation/creator concept, listen as we explore the creative act as one of the facets of what it means to be human. What do you creat? What have you created? How do you relate to the power you have to create? To listen to the sermon click here.

Festival Sunday – Day of the Dead 10/30/2011

This is our annual remembrance of those who have gone before us. While people around the world in various cultures and religious traditions celebrate the lives of those who came before them, and remember them…we too gather together. To listen to this service click here.

Reconnection, Part 5: Service

To listen to this service click here.  If you could change one thing to make the world a better place, what would it be? What can you do to make a difference? What do you do to make a difference? Reaching out to others in acts of service helps us to knit together the fragile fabric of […]

Reconnection, Part 4: Stopping to Pray

To listen as the Rev Eva Cameron helps us explore some ideas about prayer and other ideas for reconnection click here.  Consider that Muslims stop what they are doing five times a day to pray, and reconnect themselves with their values. Some people have given up prayer but there are many ways to pray, and even humanist […]

Festival Sunday – Fall Equinox September 18, 2011

The Festival Team helps us re-connect with the lessons that Mother Nature offers us in the falls season. To listen to some of the highlights of this service click here

On Being a Rock: Reconnection to our Creative, Compassionate Center

The Rev. Eva Cameron reflects, 10 years after the 9/11 attacks on what those experiences offer us to shape our lives. To listen to this podcast click here. We honor the powerful emotions of that moment, and that we utilize our moments together as a religious community to reconnect to that sense of creative, compassionate […]

Labor Day Chapel – September 4 2011

We enjoy a service of song and a inspiration before our annual Church clean-up followed by an All Church Pot-Luck. To listen to this service click here.

Festival Sunday – Water Communion August 28, 2011

The Festival Team and the Rev. Eva Cameron again brought us the Water Communion ceremony where we each brought some water from our summer travels or experience to join in a communical bowl. To listen to this service click  here. We bring all this water to share, representing the oneness at the center of who […]

Beauty in the Breakdown

Starting from a blog posting by Elise Hanson this winter, Join Elise and Rev. Eva in this conversational sermon about finding beauty in the most unlike of spots. Happy Easter! To listen to this service click here.

Palm Sunday: Communion

Rev Eva Cameron returns from her sabatical and helps us celebrate the story of Jesus’ trumphal arrival into Jerusalem. Is there a message for us today in this ancient story? Rev Eva and Staci Chananie-Hill (Worship Associate) co-preach. To listen to this service click here.

On What I Hope To Learn: Saying Good-Bye Part II

Rev Eva speaks to the congregation about what her sabbatical can mean for the church itself. It can be a wonderful time for reflection and restoration, before we continue again in love. To listen to this service click here.

On What I Hope To Learn While I’m Gone: Saying Good-Bye Part I

Rev Eva speaks to the congregation about her plans while on sabbatical. To listen to the opening words, chalice lighting and meditation click here.  To listen to the sermon  click here.

Association Sunday: Fiftieth Anniversary

Our UUA Celebrated 50 years since the merger of the Unitarians and the Universalists. We joined thousand of UUs on Oct 3rd in celebrating the past 50 years of UUism and the future of our faith. Beginning in the spring of 2010 the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) embarked on an in-depth strategic review of leadership […]

Festival Sunday: Fall Equinox Fesitval Team

Continuing with the monthly theme of harvesting the Spiritual Tools for the journey of life, we celebrate the full abundance of life. To listen to this Festival Sunday service in celebration of the fall equinox click here.

The Yom Kippur Message: The Weight We Carry

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love”.  Listen in as Rev. Eva helps us explore this relationship to our monthly theme of preparing for the journey.  Click here.

Pilgrimage of Life

An exploration of this year’s Spiritual Theme, as we begin our journey together as we look at what it means to belong to a religion of spiritual journey. Rev. Eva shares with us as we explore what resources we need to be on this journey, what we expect to find along the way, and what […]

Water Communion 2010

Each year we come together at the end of summer, and the beginning of the new church year for Water Communion Sunday.  To listen to this service click here.

Come Celebrate!

Today Rev Eva Cameron, Worship Associate Lara Martinsen-Burrell and the congregation witness Anne Pelikan and Darnelle Van Hales from MN take part in a wedding ceremony during our Sunday Service.  There was also a Renewal of Vows for all couples in the congregation who wished to take part.  Rev. Eva and Lara conducted this celebration […]

Memorial Day Chapel

This Chapel Service honors all those who have served our country.  There was a special reading about one of our members who served in WW2 . To listen to this service click here.here.

Ministry Sunday

A minister, by its old Latin roots, is someone who acts as a servant. In the case of ministry in a church, we acknowledge that some people feel deep in their hearts a desire to serve the cause of our community, and our Unitarian Universalist faith. On this day, with joy we commissioned two new […]

Festival Sunday

This is our annual Flower Communion and New Member In-gathering Service.  Each member brings a flower to share and we welcome the new members to the congregation with a short ceremony.  To listen to this service click here.

Easter: Celebrate

This is the day to remember and celebrate the high moments, the moments of your life that lifted you, inspired you, filled you with hope, joy; awakened you to god/dess, love, life! To listen to this service click here.

Rite of Spring

Rite of Spring: A Festival Sunday ~ Festival Team, Stephen Orsborn (WA) The Festival Team celebrates the arrival of Spring with music, drama and poetry. To listen to the meditation, a skit about spring by the UU Drama Team and the closing words click here. To listen to the opening words and the Child Dedication […]

Smash The Jug and Come to the River

Smash the Jug and Come to the River ~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Staci Chananie-Hill This year as we think about “Standing on the Side of Love” we must consider the first step of love, and that is self-love. Interestingly, self-love often involves self-loss, and then you can love others more fully too. To listen to […]

La Dolce Vita – Abundance Sunday

Rev Eva Cameron and Mike Knapp were  co-preaching for this Sunday service.  During the service they read some of the many comment cards the members wrote about what this church meant to them.  The congregation was asked to bring their pledge forms to the service and they were collected and tallied during the service, with […]

Sharing the Good News

A non-typical service, Rev. Eva Cameron leads us in a course in Biblical Self-defense. We look at our bibles and the passages that are often quoted from the Bible to show that same-sex marriage is wrong. Many people feel that the bible says that homosexuality is wrong although they are not entirely sure what it […]

The Sparrow

The Sparrow ~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Maureen Murphy (WA) Purchased by Brittany Flokstra at the Treats & Talents auction, this sermon is based on the book The Sparrow. Agnostics, true believers and misfits are the first to explore an alien race. To listen to the Opening, the Thank UU Award and the Meditation click here. […]

Chalice Lighter Sunday

To listen to news about the Chalice Lighter program and how our neighboring UU congegations have been using the funds for projects click here.

Standing on the Side of Love: Welcoming Our Neighbors

Part of the challenge offered up by our theme this year “Standing on the Side of Love” is opening our arms wide to those who don’t know we are here. How can we do that? Who are our neighbors anyway? To listen to this service click here.

Anniversary Sunday

On the first Sunday of the year we celebrate the founding of the Universalist branch of our church.  On a cold day in January, in 1874, a group gathered to form a church for people who had questions, and yet still felt that God loved them just as mch.  They called themselves the Universalists.  Listen […]

Candlelight Christmas Eve

An Evening of Carols and Lights.  An evening full of traditional Christmas stories and a modern one, along with traditional Christmas Carols.  To listen to the singing and the sermon click here.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

~ Rev. Eva Cameron, Staci Chananie-Hill (WA) Sometimes the more natural elements of this season get lost in the all the shopping and hectic Christmas plans and parties. But on this solstice day, we paused and reflected on what nature has to tell us about how to be better humans. To listen to the sermon […]

A UU Christmas Pageant

This is our annual production of the story of the birth of Christ, with lots of commentary along the way, giving us different ideas about ways that UU’s can make meaning of this story, as we share some laughter.  To listen to this program click here.

Auction Sermon: Excluded

Each Year at the Treats and Talents Acution, Eva offers a sermon based on a book of the winning bidder’s choice.  The lucky winner at the 2008 acution was Russ Campbell.  Russ chose the book entitled Excluded by Robert Cummins  The book tells the story of the Council of Churches and their decision to exclude […]

Day of the Dead: Festival Sunday

Christan Churches celebrate All Souls Day, and in Mexico ancient traditions mix with the holiday to creat a poignant time of stories and remembering, on this day the congregation joined together to share stories of loved ones who had departed. To listen to the Opening Words, Chalice lighting, The Committee on Ministry’s Thank UU Awards […]

Chief Black Hawk’s Story

Rev Eva Cameron ask’s us to pause before we enter the month of “thanksgiving and pilgrims” to honor a man “Chief Black Hawk” whose story is not so well know to us as that of the “founding fathers”.  Rev. Eva shared with us some history about the man for whom Black Hawk County is named […]

Missed Lincoln’s Cabin by Five Miles

Every summer as Eva travels, there are things she gets so close to, and yet misses.  This year, it was Lincoln’s cabin.  This got her to thinking about the nature of life, choices, and what we give up as we go along life’s journey.  To listen to this service click here.

Association Sunday – Grow Our Spirit

On this Sunday we joned with UUs all over the country to celebrate our common movement and to raise money to help fund the growth of Unitarian Universalism.  In fact, some of the money raised has helped us join with our churches in Iowa to create sponsored spots about UUism on IPR.  To listen to […]

Returning to Oneness – Rev Eva Cameron

This podcast begins with the Chalice Lighting by Judy Harrington. The Rev. Eva Cameron sermon is about recognizing the power of realizing the blessings you have in your life, choosing to listen for love. The web of life that surrounds us speaks to us everyday. This was also a journal Sunday. To listen to this […]

Fall Equinox – Rev Eva Cameron, Service For All Ages

The service for all ages team, Karen Impola and the Rev. Eva Cameron put together a service to celebrate the autumn and the lessons it offers us on our Spiritual journey with song, drama, poetry and joy.   To listen to the Introduction, the Apple Tree Skit, the Meditation, a poem by Mary Oliver and conclusion […]

Standing on the Side of Love

Together UU’s from all over the country are working toward Standing on the Side of Love.  Today Rev. Eva Cameron helps us explore the Spiritual Theme for the coming year.  To listen to the Opening Words,Chalice Lighting and the Meditation click here. To listen to the sermon click here.

Question Box Sunday

During this annual event the Rev. Eva Cameron answers questions from the “Question Box” where we have have been leaving our “Questions” for her to respond to for the last several weeks.  In a religion where we like to say “Even to question truly is an answer” it’s fun to pause and think about what […]

Memorial Day Service

A Chapel Service in honor of those who have died in service of our Country.  Those who have experinced a personal loss were invited to bring an item or photo to place on the altar.  To listen to the service click here.

Butterflies Under our Hats

Rev Eva Cameron and Kathy Klink-Zeitz , our Director or Religious Education, joined together to acknowledge and celebrate the power of religious education.  Knowledge is power and our children and adults go forth from our doors with strength from the many lessons they learn here together.  To listen to the RE honors part of the […]

Flower Communion: A Service For All Ages

On this Mother’s Day we honored the marvelous human potential to find hope, even when times are difficult.  Everyone was asked to bring a flower to share with someone.  New Members were welcomed in a New Member Ceremoney. To listen to this service click here. To listen to the New Member Ceremony click here.

Love A Lichen

Lichen are those small grayish green things that grow on rocks ( mostly).  They just kind of sit there, minding their own business.  We mostly ignore them.  They offer us a unique spiritual message.  To listen to the Opening Words, Chalice Lighting and Choir click here. To listen to the Sermon click here.

Earth Day: Blind To Your Bounty

Rev Eva Cameron, the Service For All Ages Team helped with this celebration of Earth Day with story, song and play.  To listen to this service click here.

Easter Angel

For some of us, this powerful story of resurrection gives us hope, and for others of us, we all find hope in life restored, in goodness and joy restored.  What “Easter Angels: have been in our lives, coaching us, encouraging us to indeed see the moment for what it is – a moment of great […]

Justice Sunday 2009

Each year the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is featured at a Sunday service. To listen to the opening song by the Theoretical String Band, Opening Words, the Chalice Lighting, The Children’s Story read by Al Hays and the Meditation led by the Rev. Eva Cameron click here. To listen to the Rev Eva Cameron’s sermon […]

Rite of Spring – Children’s Dedication

This early spring service is an opportunity to celebrate Spring with music and drama.  We also dedicate children who are new to our UU faith.  In the first podcast you can listen to the Children’s Choir sing the Garden Song, hear the Chalice lighting and the Children’t Dedication.  To listen click here. In the second […]

Dare to Give

The Stewardship Team and Rev Eva Cameron explore the deeper meaning of giving during this service. The first podcast includes the opening music, the opening words, chalice lighting and the children’s story. To hear this section of the service click here. The second podcast includes the Stewardship moment, Offering, The Sermon by Mike Knapp and […]

Love – A Service For All Ages

The  Rev. Eva and the Service For All Ages Team  used music, drama and poetry to share with the congregation about all the many ways that love touches our lives. This podcast of the service is divided into 3 separate podcasts. To listen to part 1, which includes the Children’s Choir, the Opening words, the […]

Darwin Day. A Celebration of Darwin’s 200th Birthday

We have a special love of the relationship of science and religion. For some, Darwin’s evolution has become their religious myth as well as a scientific theory. Let’s celebrate the man, his ideas and how they have rocked our religious world! To listen to the Theoretical String Band play “Hey Charley”, The Rev. Eva Cameron’s […]

Teach Us Love – Martin Luther King, Jr Sunday

The Artistic Youth Ensemble of Minnesota joined us on this special Sunday to bring some special music to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To hear this special music and Rev. Eva Cameron’s special words about his dreams and ours, click here. If you would like to learn more about the Artistic […]

Meet Everett Hale

Hale once said, “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something I can do.” The Rev. Eva Cameron is preaching joined by Worship Associate Al Hays.  To listen to this […]

Spreading Like Wildfire

Once Universalist congregations spread across the Midwest with giant revival meetings.  What message did they offer the spirit-weary of the plains?  Strong enough to leave Iowa with over one hundred congregations at the turn of the last century!  What can we learn from this past? To listen to this service click here.

Anniversary Sunday – Communion

Every January we celebrate the Aniversary of the Universalist Church in Waterloo by having communion with the orginal communion service used by the Universalists.  To listen to the Communion story told to the children and the congregation by the Rev Eva Cameron click here.

Hurry Up, Slow Down

Does the ‘holiday season’  get your blood pressure up as you think of all the things that need to get done before the 25th?! Just as the one approach to this holiday asks us to rush about at break-neck speed, there is another side that asks us to slow down, to reflect, to listen, to […]

Thanksgiving Festival with Bread Communion

A service to celebrate the richness of life and all that we have for which to be thankful. The choir and worship associate Karen Impola assisted with this service.  To listen to this service click here.

Daring To Grow Our Church

What does it take to grow our Church?  Is growth really necessary.  Lara Martinsen-Burrell joins Rev Eva Cameron with the service and the New Member Ceremony.  To listen to this service click here.

God Put a Rainbow in the Clouds for Me

This service explores the idea of Covenant, and just what it can mean for us UUs.  The band helps out with a theme song. To listen to the  and the Meditation Click here. To listen to this Sermon  click here.

Prophetic Sisterhood – Rev Eva Cameron

This Service was a Treats and Talents Sermon purchased by Jan Gallagher.  Jan selected the Book, Prophetic Sisterhood, about the sisterhood of Unitarian women who build churches in Iowa over one hundred twenty years ago.  Rev Eva Cameron, Jan Gallagher and Worship Associate Karen Impola put together hymns, a childrens story and a sermon from […]

Association Sunday: Grow Our Spirit

This Association Sunday Service is a celebration of our connection with the larger Unitarian Universalist movement around the country.  To listen to the Intro and Meditation click here.  To listen to the Children’s Story click here. To listen to Del Carpenter, Rev. Eva Carpenter and Jeff Heiden speak about our connections to the UUA click […]

Gandhi Jayanti – Rev. Eva Cameron – Sept 28, 2008

This service honors the Birthday of Gandhi and his committment to effecting large changes in governments and in societies using the tools of ahimsa.  To listen to this service click here.

Fall Equinox – Rev. Eva Cameron

Crisp fall leaves, brilliant blue sky, harvesting crops and fruits while the squirrels harvest their nuts.  All these and many other images fill our heads as we dream of fall.  Autumn offers a special message inviting us to grow ourselves spiritually as well, if we only pause to read the scripture written on the turning […]

The Knocking of Our Hearts: Knoxville Remembered

This summer, Unitarian Universalist hearts joined ours in lurching as we heard the news that the Knoxville UU Church had suffered critical losses due to a man entering the sanctuary with a gun and firing it.  It is important to pause, and hold closely all those peole, memories, places and ideas we hold sacred, special, […]

Daring to Grow – Rev. Eva Cameron – Sept 7, 2008

Rev Eva Cameron explores with us some of the directions this year’s theme  can take us as a community and as individuals. To listen to this service click here.

Labor Day Chapel – Rev Eva Cameron

A short Chapel Service is followed by an All – Church clean up and a picnic lunch.

Water Communion – Rev Eva Cameron

Our Annual Service for All Ages Service where we bring small vials of water from our summer travels and mingle them together in a bowl in the front of the sanctuary to symbolize our coming together as a community at this Service For All Ages