Mother’s Day: Feminism & UU

Our Minister reflects with us on how modern Unitarian & Universalist women are building on their long patterns of prominent leadership in social advancements throughout American history.

Interactions with Everyday White Supremacy: An Antiracist Tale

Recent events at the Unitarian Universalist Association, including the resignation of UUA President Rev. Peter Morales, have underscored the work needed to fight institutional racism in our country and in our faith. Its hard, its confusing, its tempting to run awayand it is the work of our time. Come hear your UUA Primary Contact, Rev. … Continued

Facing a National Crisis With Truth and Integrity

April 4, 2017 marked 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr gave a speech/sermon at the Riverside Church in New York a far more radical and relevant than his I Have a Dream speech in 1964 entitled, Beyond Vietnam A Time to Break Silence and he spoke of things that are more relevant today … Continued

Mystery: Where Does UU Come From?

Heretics and radical reformers denied church dogma to nourish the roots of modern Unitarian and Universalist theology. What difference does that make to US, here and now?


Yes, that’s a controversial sermon title, but, no, this will not be a political sermon. It will be, Mel hopes, a fresh way of looking at the divisions in the country and what those divisions may teach us as Americans and as Unitarian Universalists.

Rev. Robert Close

Rev. Robert Close is an ordained Presbyterian minister most recently retired from Naomi Makemi Presbyterian Church in Onancock, Virginia. Rev. Close lives in Purcellville. He leads workshops at Shalom Mountain, is a yoga teacher, and writes the blog Soul Nuggets.

Dice throw gods, and other ludic reflections

Freethinkers challenge us to consider the world as cultural texts, nature as scripture, values as the will to power (or property relations), and our dreams as latent desires. What can we learn if we consider religious expressions as systems of games? This sermon will ask listeners to reflect on worship from the perspective of play.