Category Archives: Sermons

Why Are They Eating Poison? – Rev. Eva Cameron

Sermon preached by Rev. Eva Cameron, with contribution by Del Carpenter, Worship Associate Story for all Ages preceding Sermon Many years ago, when I was a minister at another church, a kid asked me a question that I have always remembered. We were standing at Coffee Hour, and around us people were all munching on […]

Recycling the Dollar – Rev. Eva Cameron

by Rev. Eva Cameron and Jim Paprocki, Worship Associate The whole idea of preaching this sermon started last summer, when I visited my old childhood home of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Some of you may have heard of Yellow Springs; it’s the home of Antioch College, which is a pretty radical campus. I lived there from […]

Question Box Sunday – Rev. Eva Cameron

The Rev Eva Cameron answers questions placed in the question box. To listen to this service click here

Articulating Your UU Faith – Congregational Members

A collection of thoughts and ideas by the congregational members who took the 5-week class. Click here to listen to the service. This service was a collection of thoughts and ideas by the congregational members who took the 5-week class, Articulating Your UU Faith. The text for this service is not included in this posting. […]

When Bad Things Happen to Good People – Rev Eva Cameron

A sermon about Harold Kushner’s book, When Bad Things Happen to Good People. To listen to this service click here. The text of the sermon begins here.. Today I will speak to you about Harold Kushner’s book, When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Kushner’s motivation in writing this book was the spiritual journey that […]

Cultivating Gratitude – Rev. Eva Cameron

To listen to this service click here Albert Einstein said: “A hundred times every day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.”

Conversations With A Cab Driver – Mike Knapp

Click here to listen to this service While at General Assembly this summer I visited the local river boat casino one evening. On the cab ride back to my hotel, the cab driver suddenly turned to me and asked, “So, just what is it that Unitarians Universalists believe?”

Repentence is Good, But Prevention is Better – Rev. Eva Cameron

Exploring the relationship between repentance and preventation. To listen to this service click here Sermon in Conversation Form by Rev. Eva Cameron and Del Carpenter, Worship Associate Eva: Today’s sermon title comes from a sign I saw on a church one time. It read “Repentance is Good, but Prevention is Better.” This really got me […]

I’m Still Here – Rev Eva Cameron

The Rev Eva Cameron reflects on the Gospel song, I’m Still Here. To listen to this service click here. I love listening to the smooth sound of the gospel song I’m Still Here. The lyrics remind that even if we still are in the middle of something we’d rather not be in, there is a […]

Transforming our Faith at G.A. – G.A. Attendees

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Water Communion – Rev. Eva Cameron

To listen to this service click here I want to read a very special prayer for you today. This prayer is usually called the Prayer of St. Francis. St. Francis didn’t actually write this prayer, but it was often printed on a bookmark with a picture of St. Francis on the other side, so people […]

Radical Acceptance – The Rev. Eva Cameron

To listen to this sermon, click here. I begin with these words of Victor Frankl, who says: “The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” To me, the term Radical Acceptance invites us to explore this ‘last of the human freedoms.’ It invites us to think […]

“Prophets and Profits: Stewardship Sunday” – The Rev. Eva Cameron

Prophets of old had it lucky, if you could call it that. God talked to them in dramatic ways, you can almost read all the exclamation points—burning bushes, stone tablets, visitation by angels—

Confession – The Rev. Eva Cameron

To listen to this service click here I have to CONFESS: before I said I’d preach this sermon, I really didn’t know that much about the topic of Confession. I got interested in it when I was visiting the Unitarians in the Khasi Hills of India, and I noticed that in their weekly Wednesday evening […]

“Walking into the Lions’ Den” – The Rev. Eva Cameron

I had no idea that when I selected this topic to preach on, last fall, I’d be stepping into the middle of a media controversy regarding a recently launched TV show. Never having been all that trendy, I’m not entirely sure what to do with this sudden rush of trendiness!

“Where Do We Come From?” – The Rev. Eva Cameron

To listen to this service click here [The Minister sings twice:] “Where do we come from, who are we, where are we going to?” [Then slowly, descending & ascending]: “Where do we come from?” On the 131st year of our presence in this community, it’s a great question to ask. Sometimes we get so busy […]

“Hanukah” – The Rev. Eva Cameron

My introductory words come from the Maccabees, verses 7-13: 1. “Alas! Why was I born to see this, the ruin of my people, the ruin of the holy city, and to live there when it was given over to the enemy, the sanctuary given over to aliens?”

Christmas Miracles – Rev. Eva Cameron

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“Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace” – The Rev. Eva Cameron 11/06/2005

To listen to this service click here. I want to read a very special prayer for you today. This prayer is usually called the Prayer of St. Francis. St. Francis didn’t actually write this prayer, but it was often printed on a bookmark with a picture of St. Francis on the other side, so people […]

“Sin” – The Rev. Eva Cameron

(Opening Words, #633 in our Hymnal) This past week, we entered the holy month of Ramadan, for those who follow Islam. It is hard for many of us to understand why anyone would want to fast for a month, and just exactly why someone would do this

“Opening our Doors” – The Rev. Eva Cameron

On the occasion of the Dedication of our New Building Entry, I want to tell you 3 short stories. First, I must say, it’s great to go through the fun of a dedication without the difficulty of having to raise the money, talk with the architects, or hassle with the contractors.

“The Seven Deadly Sins” – Dr. Sue Hill

As many of you know, I spent part of last summer in Cambridge, England participating in a seminar on The Seven Deadly Sins in the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages, which covers the thousand years between 500 and 1500, numerous religious and theological treatises, artwork, sermons, and literary texts dealt with the Seven Deadly […]

“Ethical Implications of a Declining Resource Base” – Al Browne

Last year at this time, I was handing out copies of a book review I had written. The book was by Kenneth S. Deffeyes called Hubert’s Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage. M. King Hubbert was a geologist at Shell Oil who predicted in 1956 that U.S. oil production (in the lower 48 states) would […]

Pay it Forward- Carolyn Hildebrandt and UU Youth

The UU Youth help with a service around the theme of Pay it Forward. To listen to this service click here