Sermons from 2015

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“I’m So Angry!”

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Join storyteller Michael Katz for an exploration of anger through story and reflection. Can we notice when we are angry? How do we feed our anger? Where can we find release or acceptance when anger comes to visit?

A Larger View of Time

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We live in a time of uncertainty and fear as we grapple with planet-wide realities that are difficult to face and confusion as to how we might be able to navigate our way through them. This morning, in the first of a several part sermon series, Rev. Tamara will begin an exploration of how we […]

People Living In Immigration Internment Matter

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Join us as we welcome to Live Oak our fellow Unitarian Universalist and immigration rights activist, Jan Meslin. Jan will share stories and experiences of working to end the isolation and abuse of people in detention through visiting, lifting up stories, and advocating. You’ll learn how UUs all over the country are working together in […]

What is Our Problem?

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In our increasingly multi-cultural world, some have attempted to foster religious tolerance by choosing to believe that below the surface of all the world’s great faiths lies a single godhead. Others, such as author and Boston University religion professor, Stephen Prothero argue otherwise. Each of the great religions of the world, he contends, evolved to […]

Putting Down Roots, Extending Our Faith

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Rev. Bets Wienecke, Barbara Dunaway, Al Ronyecz, Michael Wittman and Rev. Tamara Casanova Suzuki Live Oak celebrates its thirty-year history with photos and the story of the little acorn that grew up. Join us also in our “birthday” celebration after service!

Beauty Off the Binary

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For many transgender folks, having a binary gender (male or female) doesn’t feel right. Join Patrick Lyra Kearns as they* share their experiences of being agender (neither male or female) and finding beauty off the binary–whether that binary is male/female, heaven/hell, life/death.

Why Are You UU?

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What is your “elevator speech” when friends or family ask you why you are a Unitarian Universalist? And what do UUs believe anyhow? Come hear Rev. Tamara share some thoughts about who we are and who we should be as Unitarian Universalists.

We Begin Again In Love

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We renew a covenant of love when we choose the path of forgiveness. In this season of the Jewish High Holy Days, we explore this at times difficult path and how we can learn to walk this path with wholeness and compassion.