Author: Rev. Paul

African American History Month

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, February 2, 2020

 

 

One day last week I got in the car to run an errand right in the middle of an NPR interview with science-fiction and fantasy novelist N.K. … read more.

Loving, Active, Welcoming Grace

LOVING, ACTIVE, WELCOMING GRACE AND UNDERSTANDING
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, January 26, 2020

 

 

In keeping with our faith and inspired by our Vision, it is the mission of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waynesboro to grow a loving, … read more.

War and Peace

WAR AND PEACE
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, January 12, 2020

 

 

Last week the New York-based standup comic Alex Giampapa posted a little joke about the position America finds itself in. He wrote:

 

America just needs a mom to be … read more.

Winter Solstice

WINTER SOLSTICE
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, December 22, 2019

 

 

The winter solstice in the northern hemisphere happened last night at 11:19 PM Eastern Standard Time. We’re used to holidays and other special days filling a day, like Christmas … read more.

Justice and Generosity

JUSTICE AND GENEROSITY
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, December 15, 2019

 

 

This morning we’re going to take a look at the paired words “Justice and Generosity” that come from this congregation’s Vision Statement. This is the fourth in this … read more.

Advent – Hope

ADVENT: HOPE
a sermon for Advent I, by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, December 1, 2019

 

 

At this time of year in 2008, Walter and I took a trip to Germany. It had been 22 years since Marco Bergandi and Thomas Köhn … read more.

The Practice of Lovingkindness

THE PRACTICE OF LOVINGKINDNESS
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, November 17, 2019

 

 

If you google the word “Lovingkindness” – that is how we initially seek information that is new to us nowadays, isn’t it? Google it? – and then … read more.

Diverse and Vibrant

DIVERSE AND VIBRANT
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, September 22, 2019

 

 

Over the course of the 2015 to 2016 fellowship year, my first year here, a task force made up of leaders of the congregation led us on the … read more.

Why Are We Here?

WHY ARE WE HERE?
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waynesboro
Waynesboro, Virginia
10:30 AM, Sunday, August 18, 2019

 

 

Perhaps you noticed that I changed the topic from “Worship, Study, Service, Fellowship,” as it is listed on the website … read more.