Author Archives: Rev. Paul

Ethical and Spiritual – The Third Source

ETHICAL AND SPIRITUAL
– THE THIRD SOURCE –
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, December 9, 2018

 

 

When I first became a Unitarian Universalist and learned about the sources of our living tradition that are named in the bylaws of … read more.

Gratitude and Meaningful Metaphors

First, I want to thank the twenty-five Fellowship members and Fellowship-adjacent persons who attended the Shabbat service, presentation by Rabbi Peter Grumbacher on the experiences of his father and of his own growing up in the home of a survivor, potluck dinner, and oneg (post-service … read more.

Prayer on Armistice Day 2018

PRAYER ON THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WWI ARMISTICE
by the Reverend Paul Oakley
November 11, 2018

 

 

Today is the 100th anniversary of the armistice that brought the destruction of World War I to a close. It was supposed to be the War to End All … read more.

Confronting Evil with Justice, Compassion, Love

– THE SECOND SOURCE –
CONFRONTING EVIL WITH JUSTICE COMPASSION AND LOVE
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, November 11, 2018

 

When all that you see is children starving,
poisoned forest, and cities burning —
And their eyes, haunted eyes, … read more.

You’re Enough!

YOU’RE ENOUGH!
…and what to do when you’re not enough…
a reflection by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, November 4, 2018

 

 

Unitarian Universalism is an optimistic faith. We have counterparts with a lot of theological sharing in various places around the world: … read more.

Renewal of Spirit, Openness to Life

RENEWAL OF SPIRIT, OPENNESS TO LIFE
– THE FIRST SOURCE –
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, October 14, 2018

 

 

Eight weeks ago, I preached a sermon on the six sources of the Unitarian Universalist tradition. It was the first … read more.

Don’t Be Tricked!

I am writing this on Indigenous Peoples Day. It is still known to many as Columbus Day, despite all the reasons I gave in my sermon yesterday why he is not a hero we should be celebrating.

 

And on this day, we are in the midst … read more.

Indigenous Peoples Day

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, October 7, 2018

 

 

If you look at your calendar, tomorrow is a federal holiday, observed in much of the United States, though not everywhere. Do you know which holiday? … Columbus … read more.

After Summer Has Ended

The summer sure went quickly. I say that every year it seems, but it wasn’t always that way. If you were like me, summers were long when you were a child and a youth, and it was a big adjustment to be back in school … read more.

Owning Your Religious Past

NOTE: This class was cancelled for fall 2018 because no one joined the first meeting.

This class can be scheduled again at some future time. Please talk to Rev. Paul and we can work to get this on the schedule.  

 

Many Unitarian Universalists have come to … read more.