Rev. Sharon Wylie

“Land That I Love”

Personal identity is informed by many sources: country, religion, family, work,. This morning we reflect on what it means to be an American, and how that identity is sometimes a source of pain more than pride.

“It Takes a Village”

Whether you have children or not, each of us has a role and responsibility in helping nurture future generations. The interdependent web of all existence includes those who have become before us, and those who will come after. This Mother’s Day, we consider the communal challenge of raising children.

“Sharpening the Saw (Active Hope #9)”

As we work to build a new and better world, there will be times that our enthusiasm wanes. How do we keep going? This is the ninth sermon in a 10-part series inspired by the book Active Hope by Chris Johnstone and Joanna Macy.

“Adoration Sunday”

To adore is to love deeply and fully. But we can feel embarrassed to show our love openly and unabashedly. This May Day, we celebrate the beauty and blessings of loving with our whole hearts. We’ll dance the maypole between services.

“Strengthening the Web (Active Hope #8)”

Doing the long haul work of changing the world means we must pay attention to how we sustain ourselves. This is the eighth sermon in a 10-part series inspired by the book Active Hope by Chris Johnstone and Joanna Macy.

“Flower Communion”

Please bring a flower for the altar as we mark the Easter holiday and revel in the beauty of our diversity.
Children are invited to participate in a hunt after first service (around 10:15). Please bring a basket or bag to collect easter eggs.

“Intersections and Microaggressions”

By some accounts, we are experiencing a second wave of the civil rights movement. In observance of Cesar Chavez Day, we will consider how racism, sexism, and classism remain insidious. We will also learn about the national Poor People’s Campaign, led by Rev. Dr. William Barber.

“The Risk of Changing (Active Hope #7)”

Everything is falling apart, and everything is possible . . . which can feel overwhelming! Building a new way of being means believing that change is possible. This is the seventh sermon in a 10-part series inspired by the book “Active Hope” by Chris Johnstone and Joanna Macy.

“Celebrating Aging”

Our modern culture glorifies youth and devalues aging. But that doesn’t mean we have to! This morning congregants of all ages will celebrate the gifts (and recognize the challenges) of growing older. Congregants 60 years and older will receive blessings and gifts as crones and sages.

Right Relationship with Money

Do you control your money, or does your money control you? Our fears and anxieties around money sometimes run amok. This morning we consider how to keep an appropriate perspective on the role of money in our lives.