Worship for All

Unitarian Universalist worship is a time set aside for the experience of something special. Call it the Holy, a sacred hour, or call it community of active love, in the end it, should be a transformative experience from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Worship is made up of small and large moments tied together with bonds of joy, sorrow, lament and most of all love.


Spoken and Written Word


Audio and Video

I have very few full text sermons since I usually preach from notes.  An archive at Mount Vernon of audio, and more recently video, recordings can be found here.

I particularly like these: 


  • June 9, 2019, Let There be Music, Let there be Love

  • Aug. 18, 2019 Building Hope

  • Sept. 22, 2019 Happiness... Age of E-Friendship

  • Oct. 13, 2019 How do White People Talk about Racism Anyway?

  • April 19, 2020,  Deconstructed Beef Wellington

  • June 21, 2020, Strengthened by Uncertainty

  • Nov. 11, 2020, The Waiting Room

  • Dec. 6, 2020 Building on Mountains of Sand


The Written Word

I love to write, it is my primary creative outlet. I've provided just a few samples of readings, prayers, opening words, written sermons, and a eulogy. Click on any item in the list below: 

Sermon: Imagination as the New Normal

Sermon: Losing Oneself

Sermon: Thank You

Opening Words and Prayers

Slam Poetry: Artist's Dilemma

Christmas Eve Homily



Christmas Eve

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