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.

Sinai, Pentecost, and Our Democratic Process

SINAI, PENTECOST, AND OUR DEMOCRATIC PROCESS
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, June 9, 2019

 

 

Today many Christians are celebrating Pentecost, the day recognized as the event that birthed Christianity as a movement that lived beyond the life of one … read more.

Courage! Courage and Faith!

COURAGE! COURAGE AND FAITH!
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, May 12, 2019

 

There is a scene in Merchant Ivory’s film adaptation of EM Forster’s novel A Room with a View, after Lucy Honeychurch and Young Mr. Emerson kiss on … 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.

Unity Prayer

UNITY PRAYER
given by the Rev. Paul Oakley
at the Unity Prayer Breakfast of the Staunton Branch NAACP
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Staunton, Virginia
9:00 AM, Saturday, February 10, 2018

 

 

God who made us one and calls us to be one,
God who … read more.

Inclusion – Drawing the Circle Wider

INCLUSION: DRAWING THE CIRCLE WIDER
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:00 AM, Sunday, July 16, 2017

 

In my time as a chaplain at Christian Hospital in St. Louis, I worked alongside a young seminary graduate. He was in his mid-20s and had … read more.