The Sunday service is the heart of congregational life. Leading it is the single most important thing a minister does. In Unitarian Universalism, the sermon is the sacrament. We expect it to transform us in some way, just as the Catholics take communion hoping to be transformed. The sermon--indeed the whole service--is our way of connecting with the better part of ourselves, the part that partakes of the divine. I am uplifted by a sermon that offers me a new perspective and a message of hope, and it is what I aim for in my sermons.
<--The Golden Chest
This sermon was delivered to help support the Croton congregation's upcoming capital campaign.
This homily was part of the intergenerational Thanksgiving service, and was based on a reading by Victoria Safford, called "Table Blessing."