A Different Passover, All the Same

A Reflection by the Rev. Paul Oakley

 

This Wednesday evening Passover begins, the holiday when Jews around the world celebrate the ancient deliverance of their ancestors from Egypt, the narrow place, from slavery to freedom. The first two nights of Passover are the occasion … read more.

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.