Below is a selection of Reverend John Young's recent sermons, organized by
topical category -- also sermons by guest speakers when available.
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The list of sermons will be updated as documents become available.
Sermons associated with one's personal journey toward greater spiritual insight.
Our congregational covenant, which we recite in unison at the end of every service, contains the phrase "service is our prayer." Sermons in this category demonstrate how to put the concept of service into action for social change.
We all desire to be good and do good in the world, but sometimes personal habits and elements in our daily lives prevent us from being all that we can be and reaching out to help others. In this category are sermons to help you overcome these limitations.
Unitarian Universalism is strongly based on the belief that each person has significant control over his or her own destiny, and that we can discover the wonders of this world by direct experiences and with the help of modern science.
Spiritual Practices & World Religions
No one religion can answer all the questions that arise when searching for religious knowledge. Addressed in these sermons are some of the practices various world religions have embraced in their unique spiritual journeys throughout the ages, as well as examples of how Unitarian Universalism integrates them into its spiritual practices.
The Unitarian Universalist denomination has existed since the 16th Century and continues to provide a spiritual home for those who desire to "grow together in peace and seek knowledge in freedom." Sermons in this category may help to answer some of the questions you may have about the UU denomination and some of its practices.
Guest Speaker: Munsell McPhillips
Holidays & Special Occasions
Unitarians pull from all religions and routinely observe many of the celebrations you find in other religions, as well as honoring our universal human life-cycle experiences.