Category: Why UUFW Exists

Personally Significant Commitments

PERSONALLY SIGNIFICANT COMMITMENTS
a sermon by the Rev. Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, August 1, 2021

Recently, I’ve been in a bit of a genealogical mode, looking back at as many of the branches of my ancestry as I can. None of my ancestors … read more.

Spiritual Development

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
a sermon by the Rev. Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, July 25, 2021

A required part of every Unitarian Universalist minister’s training for ministry is Clinical Pastoral Education (abbreviated as CPE), chaplaincy training and practice, most often offered in a hospital setting. … read more.

Stewardship of Our Planet

STEWARDSHIP OF OUR PLANET
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, July 18, 2021

Yesterday evening, I drove through the winding mountain roads between Lynchburg and Buena Vista in a thunderstorm. I’d just officiated at the wedding of our own Haley … read more.

Consistently Courageous Action

CONSISTENTLY COURAGEOUS ACTION
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, July 11, 2021

In January 2010, I was in Chicago for an intensive month at my seminary. I lived for that month in a condo on the Chicago River … 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.

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.

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.