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April 29th The Rev. Robert Latham "A Mission Born of Mystery"

    Sermon offered by Rev. Neal Anderson on Sunday, February 5th 2012.

    A sermon by Worship Associate Rolland Carlson delivered on Sunday October 30th, 2011

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada is a Welcoming Congregation. We will explore what this means together, celebrate our commitment, and explore why being a Welcoming congregation is salvific.

    Have you been questioned by family or friends from other faith traditions who are concerned about your salvation? How have you responded to their concern? This month's worship theme is salvation and we will explore together whether this religious concept has any meaning or value for us. Is being saved a concern of Unitarian Universalist? If so what are we being saved from?

    On this Sunday morning we will celebrate in worship fifty years of Unitarianism and Unitarian Universalism in Northern Nevada.  After worship we will be sealing a time capsule to be opened at our 100th Anniversary celebration.

    Is Unitarian Universalism a saving force or serving faith?  There has long been tension between the role of our faith community, on the one hand serving and seeking justice in the world and on the other finding spiritual sustenance and renewal in ourselves.  Can we have both?

    Margaret Fuller, Theodore Parker, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Just a few of the philosophers, writers, ministers, poets and social reformers of the 19th century who where known as the Transcendentalists.  How does this intellectual movement which grew out of its place and time inform today’s Unitarian Universalism?

       

    Religion and sexuality, what comes to mind when these two words are paired together?  Our religious values are our guides s as we find our way through the rocky territory of our self understanding as sexual beings. Understanding our sexuality is integral to our growth as people of faith.

    As we all give birth to a nUU Day at our Fellowship, through the deepening of our religious commitments and the sharing of our saving message throughout Northern Nevada, let us join together to worship and celebrate.

    Our popular UU hymn Spirit of Life includes the line, “move in the hand giving life the shape of justice”.  As Unitarian Universalist congregations we have covenanted to affirm and promote justice, equity and compassion in human relations.  How can we manifest this generosity of spiritual lives in ensuring justice, equity and compassion?  Let us consider how to give life the shape of justice.