Recent Sermons

Inherent Worth and Dignity

INHERENT WORTH AND DIGNITY  – THE FIRST PRINCIPLE
a sermon by the Rev. Paul Oakley
10:00 AM, Sunday, June 3, 2018

 

 

This church year I have been preaching an eight-sermon series on the Principles of Unitarian Universalism. In September, I preached on the Seventh … read more.

“The Lord Bless You and Keep You”

PARASHAT NASO: BIRKAT KOHANIM
“The Lord Bless You and Keep You” (Numbers 6:22–27)
a D’var Torah by the Rev. Paul Oakley
in pulpit exchange at Temple House of Israel
Staunton, Virginia
7:30 PM, Friday, May 25, 2018

 

Shabbat Shalom!

 

How many of you watched the … read more.

Our Universalist Heritage – Olympia Brown

OUR UNIVERSALIST HERITAGE: OLYMPIA BROWN
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, May 12, 2018

 

 

Defining firsts is a complicated thing, often fraught with defensive pride and naming rights issues. It ought to be a simple thing, we sometimes think. But … read more.

Justice, Equity, Compassion

JUSTICE, EQUITY, COMPASSION – THE SECOND PRINCIPLE
a sermon by the Rev. Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, May 6, 2018

 

 

“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.” That is the … read more.