Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Sermons Podcasts

Streaming Web audio


Get Flash PlayerSermons are available for streaming  or download by clicking any of the links below. Please note, for streaming Flash Player plug-in is required.  Othewise you may down load the mp3 file.

 

If you find these messages thought provoking or spiritually enhancing please consider becoming a "Friend of UUCT" with a pledge or making a donation.

Celebrating our 70th Anniversary: Pulpit Testimonials

Testimonials
Introduction
Jan 28 Jim Periale
Feb 11 Aston Bloom
Feb 18 Roger Steenland
Feb 25 Bruce Saunders
Mar 11 Randy Springer
Mar 25 Margot Garcia
Apr 8 Hinrich Bohn
Apr 15 Marion Leonard
Apr 22 Walker Smith

© The Speakers

18-04-22: Why Unitarian Universalism?

April 22, 2018

Rev. Lyn Oglesby and Jamili Omar

 
© Rev. Lyn Oglesby

All Age Message,
Meditation, Message
Download mp3 file.

18-04-15: Poetry Sunday

April 15 2018

UUCT poets and more, led by Bill Keyes and Brian Moon

 
© The authors

Service
Download mp3 file.

18-04-08: All Together

April 8 2018

Rev. Lyn Oglesby and Jamili Omar

 
© Rev. Lyn Oglesby

All Age Message,
Meditation, Message
Download mp3 file.

More Articles ...

  1. 18-04-01: Spring Holiday Messages
  2. 18-03-25: How Old Are You?
  3. 18-03-18: Building Reslience
  4. 18-03-11: High Hopes
  5. 18-02-25: Never Again!
  6. 18-02-18: You Bet We Can
  7. 18-02-11: From Muslim to Unitarian Universalist: My Journey
  8. 18-02-04: The 2nd Principle as a Response to Homelessness
  9. 18-01-28: Justice, Equity, and Compassion
  10. 18-01-21: Inherent Worth and Dignity
  11. 18-01-14: Are We There Yet?
  12. 18-01-07: A New UU for You
  13. 17-12-31: A Fresh Start
  14. 17-12-24: Causes for Optimism and Gratitude
  15. 17-11-19: A Heavenly Thanksgiving
  16. 17-11-05: Black Spirituals Matter, Empathy Through Listening
  17. 17-10-29: Connecting with Our Ancestors
  18. 17-10-15: State of the Church
  19. 17-10-08: Roots and Wings
  20. 17-10-01: Coping with Loss
  21. 17-09-24: Coping with Stress
  22. 17-09-17: Compassion
  23. 17-09-10: Turning Point - Imagine!
  24. 17-09-03: World Religions: A Liberal Perspective
  25. 17-08-27: Forgiveness
  26. 17-08-20: No More Hate
  27. 17-08-13: Living a Life of Learning
  28. 17-08-06: Comfort Me
  29. 17-07-30: The Yin and Yang of Public Policy
  30. 17-07-23: Now What Do I Do?
  31. 17-07-16: To Savor the World or Save It
  32. 17-07-09: Why Not Scientism?
  33. 17-07-02: America - Rekindling the Dream
  34. 17-06-25 Hope
  35. 17-06-18: The Meaning of Ministry
  36. 17-06-11: Washing Daily Life's Dust Off Our Souls
  37. 17-06-04: The Lessons from Interim Ministry
  38. 17-05-28: UU-Paganism and Earth-Centered Spirituality Practices
  39. 17-05-21: Creating the Future: Homage to Volunteers
  40. 17-05-14: What is Unitarian Universalist Mother's Day
  41. 17-05-07: Celebrating Agnes Paulsen
  42. 17-04-30: Secular Humanist Jewish Circle
  43. 17-04-09: Who Are We?
  44. 17-03-19: What Is To Be Done?
  45. 17-02-26: Aspire to Love
  46. 17-02-19: Why I Love This Church
  47. 17-02-12: Yes We Can (or the Sermon on the Amount)
  48. 17-02-05: Building the Beloved Community in Arizona
  49. 17-01-29: Return of the Chaos Monster
  50. 17-01-22: Question Assumptions
  51. 17-01-08: Mens Agitat Molem: Mind over Matter
  52. 17-01-01: This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land, the Next Four Years
  53. 16-12-24/25: Christmas Eve/Day
  54. 16-12-18: Oy Vey, Maria
  55. 16-12-11: Is There Any Security?
  56. 16-12-04: Are You a Religious Naturalist?
  57. 16-11-27: Water Protection Action at the Dakota Access Pipeline
  58. 16-11-20: Where Do We Go From Here?
  59. 16-11-13: Giving Life the Shape of Justice
  60. 16-10-30: Are We a Hardy Church?
  61. 16-10-23: The Sky is the Limit!
  62. 16-10-16: Where Do We Go From Here?
  63. 16-10-09: The "We the People" Amendment and the UUA
  64. 16-10-02: Invisible Women: Homlessness in Tucson
  65. 16-09-25: Dying Better in the USA
  66. 16-09-18: In the Interim - A Call to Community
  67. 16-09-11: Optimism for the Future
  68. 16-09-04: Poetry Sunday
  69. 16-08-28: From Dark Gray Skies to Brighter Blue Skies
  70. 16-08-21: How Moral Clarity Fosters Change
  71. 16-08-14: Moving Prayer
  72. 16-08-07: Harmony Is Who We Are
  73. 16-07-31: Seek First to Understand
  74. 16-07-24: What We Can Learn from Others
  75. 16-07-17: Do You Fear the Unknown?
  76. 16-07-10: Love, Hope, Faith and Fun
  77. 16-06-26: Kindness and Ben's Bells
  78. 16-06-19: Amazing Grace
  79. 16-05-22: The Virtue of Sin
  80. 16-05-15: Spiritual Beings
  81. 16-04-10: I Call That Mind Free
  82. 16-04-03: Empowerment- Relating to it All: A Youth led Service
  83. 16-03-20: Elixir of Life
  84. 16-03-13: The Spirit of Generosity and Non-judgment
  85. 16-02-28: Dissecting the Anatomy of Trust: Boundaries and the Vault
  86. 16-02-21: BRAVING Trust
  87. 16-01-31: What Does It Mean to Forgive?
  88. 16-01-17: What Can We Do About Racism?
  89. 16-01-03: Does Size Matter?
  90. 15-12-27: Creating Beloved Community Through the Heart
  91. 15-11-29: Sheep in Wolves' Clothing
  92. 15-11-08: Hearing the Voiceless
  93. 15-10-11: Poetry Sunday
  94. 15-09-27: Changing Lives Through Music
  95. 15-09-06: Public Banking and Economic Inequality
  96. 15-08-09: UUs and the Spiritual
  97. 15-08-02: Interconnectedness Is Not Optional: Viewing Society Through The Lens of Science
  98. 15-07-26: In the Path of the Buddha
  99. 15-07-19: UU Myths
  100. 15-07-12: Finding a Happy Place
  101. 15-07-05: Songs, Identity, and America
  102. 15-06-28: Creating a Sense of Place
  103. 15-06-14: The Peace Corps: Toughest Job You'll Ever Love
  104. 15-05-24: The Healing Power of Music
  105. 15-05-17: Sacred Journeys
  106. 15-05-10: Self Discovery
  107. 2015: UU Testimonials
  108. 15-04-12: And Justice for All
  109. 15-04-05: To Life!
  110. 15-03-29: Youth-Led Service - What is Sacred?
  111. 15-03-08: Esperanza: Bringing Hope
  112. 15-02-15: Beyond Chocolate Hearts: Engaging Men in Making a Safer World for Women
  113. 15-02-08: The Liberal Church Finding its Mission: It's Not About You
  114. 15-02-08: UU Testimonial - Randall Springer
  115. 15-02-01: UU Testimonial - Zoey Speer
  116. 15-01-25: UU Testimonial - Michelle Maliniak
  117. 15-01-25: A Living Tradition
  118. 15-01-18: UU Testimonial - Steve Kraynak & Bob Gorden
  119. 15-01-11: Formed not Transformed by UU (Testimonial)
  120. 15-01-04: Mental Fitness for the New Year! The Tales and Tools of Two Therapists
  121. 14-12-28: My Politically Incorrect Ideas About Christmas
  122. 14-12-21: Mystery of the Big Question (A UU Testimonial)
  123. 14-11-30: Food for Thought
  124. 14-11-23: All You Need Is Love.... seriously?
  125. 14-11-16: Roots, Branches, and Wings
  126. 14-11-09: Lessons from the Town 10 Miles from Sin: Oberlin, Ohio
  127. 14-11-02: Not Just Some but All Souls
  128. 14-10-05: The Wind and the Stillness: Breath as a Tool for connecting Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit
  129. 14-09-21: Giving Life the Shape of Justice
  130. 14-08-31: The Importance of the Unitarian Universalist Faith
  131. 14-08-24: It's a Man's World: The Spiritual Influence of Patriarchy on the Border
  132. 14-08-03: Annual Poetry Service
  133. 14-07-27: Everybody Eats, or the Spiritual Side of Eating
  134. 14-07-20: What's God Got To Do With It?
  135. 14-07-13: Do We See Through Each Other, Or Do We See Each Other Through?
  136. 14-07-06: Sanctuary: Radical Hospitality
  137. 14-06-29: A Universal Message - world view in Judaism and Modern Israel
  138. 14-06-22: We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For...
  139. 14-06-15: I Believe in Miracles (just not the Biblical or Hallmark ones)
  140. 14-05-25: What Happened to Easter?
  141. 14-05-11: Mothers, Mothers' Day, and Peace
  142. 14-04-27: No More Deaths 10th Anniversary
  143. 14-04-20: Why Easter?
  144. 14-03-30: The Joy of Music
  145. 14-03-23: Wellspring
  146. 14-03-02: The Fingerprint of Grief
  147. 14-02-16: One in Community
  148. 14-02-09: A Valentine for Liberal Religion
  149. 14-02-02: Discrimination in the New Generation
  150. 14-01-12: Mind, Body, and Spirit
  151. 14-01-05: Friendship in the Digital Age
  152. 13-12-29: Volunteering as a Spiritual Practice
  153. 13-12-22: Teach Us All You Can of Saying "YES!"
  154. 13-12-08: God and Beyond: Spirituality for Today and Beyond
  155. 13-12-01: Opening Into Grace
  156. 13-11-10: Mohammed: Community Builder and Prophet
  157. 13-11-03: You Don’t Fear People Whose Story You Know
  158. 13-10-20: Four Reflections on Trust
  159. 13-10-13: Service, Sacrifice, and Honor
  160. 13-10-06: The Courage to Trust
  161. 13-09-29: Unitarian Universalism is Dead, Long Live Unitarian Universalism
  162. 13-09-15: A Religon for One World
  163. 13-09-08: The One That Comes From Many
  164. 13-09-01: Practice Our Preach
  165. 13-08-25: The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism: Guideposts For Living
  166. 13-08-18: Five Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion
  167. 13-08-11: Seeing the Full Spectrum
  168. 13-08-04: Poetry Service
  169. 13-07-28: Private Prisons, Public Problems
  170. 13-07-21: What to Say About the Immigration Reform Legislation
  171. 13-07-14: My Trip to Israel
  172. 13-07-07: Can We Achieve Freedom From Fear, Anger, & Hopelessness?
  173. 13-06-30: From Promise to Commitment
  174. 13-06-23: Your Children or Your Money
  175. 13-06-16: Called
  176. 13-06-09: Beloved Community - Growing Beyond Congregations
  177. 13-06-02: Associating with the Sacred
  178. 13-05-26: Warriors in Training
  179. 13-05-19: Transforming our Lives, Transforming our Faith
  180. 13-05-12: This I Believe
  181. 13-04-28: The Doctrine of Discovery
  182. 13-04-21: Earth and Forgiveness Day
  183. 13-04-14; Truth and Reconciliation
  184. 13-04-07: Pre-forgiven
  185. 13-03-31: Easter Sunday
  186. 13-03-24: Who Are You?
  187. 13-03-17: Reflections on an Old UU Joke
  188. 13-03-10: The Beauty of Brokenness
  189. 13-03-03: The Paradox of Powerlessness
  190. 13-02-17: Evolution as Our Sacred Story
  191. 13-02-10: Standing on the Side of Love!
  192. 13-02-03: Love as a Spiritual Practice
  193. 13-01-27: Beyond Duality to Sanity
  194. 13-01-13: Adopting Goodness, not Evil!
  195. 13-01-06: Fallow Times
  196. 12-30-12: Make Time your Friend!
  197. 12-23-12: A God That Looks Like Me
  198. 12-9-12: Where is God Hiding?!?
  199. 12-2-12: Finding Quiet in a Noisy World
  200. 11-25-12: Transcending Individuality
  201. 11-18-12: How We Love: On Growing a Soul
  202. 11-11-12: Aspirations
  203. 11-4-12: Our Daily Bread
  204. 10-28-12: All About UUCT's Covenant Circles
  205. 10-21-12: The Challenge of Covenants
  206. 10-14-12: Promises
  207. 9-30-12: Beyond Borders - Where Justice and Compassion Cross our Borders
  208. 9-23-12: Is There Meaning in Pain and Suffering?
  209. 9-9-12: Freedom From Fear
  210. 9-16-12: Turning Toward Freedom
  211. 8-26-12: Accepting Gifts, Receiving Grace
  212. 8-12-12: Poetry Sunday
  213. 8-05-12: Immigrants and Tucson's Federal Court
  214. The Interdependent Community: Pathways Out of Poverty
  215. 7-15-12: Reflections on an Old UU Joke
  216. 7-22-12: Intercultural Relations Across Europe
  217. 7-29-12: The Gentle Way: Similarities between Martial Arts and Religion
  218. Bringing It Home
  219. Nothing Less Than Saving the World
  220. Spirituality and Health
  221. Born and Re-born Again
  222. Kindness Can Heal Us
  223. What Do We Really Mean by "Democracy"?
  224. Mercy and Other Non-rational Acts of Kindness
  225. Family Values and Immigration Policy
  226. A Question of Worth and Dignity
  227. Standing on the Side of Fear: How can we stop bullying before it is too late?
  228. Coming Back to Life
  229. Five Steps to Building Beloved Community
  230. Shared Ministry
  231. Bringing Justice to Phoenix
  232. Out of the Garden: Original Sin or Original Blessing?
  233. Come Dream a Dream With Me
  234. Aria in Vermillion
  235. Cowboys, Conmen and Conservatives
  236. Personality and Spirituality
  237. Human Nature
  238. Reality Television and Interfaith Dialogue
  239. The Courage to Love
  240. Where the Paths of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Unitarian Universalism Crossed
  241. I Shall Not Live in Vain
  242. Ordinary Time
  243. An Old Agnostic's Sentimental Xmas: Virginia, Santa, Rudolph, Ralphie, Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Baby Jesus
  244. The Spiritual Benefits of R.I.C.E.
  245. Waiting
  246. What We Are Thankful For
  247. After the Apocalypse: Gratitude
  248. Occupy!
  249. The Worst Mistake the Church (Any Church) Can Make Right Now
  250. Day of the Dead
  251. DOGs and Other Super-Natural Beings
  252. Faith in Pink
  253. Living in a Multi-Religious World
  254. Morality and Human Nature
  255. Entertaining Angels Unaware
  256. Restoring Ruins
  257. DA/GA 2011 and 2012
  258. Coming Home
  259. The Ethical Side of Climate Change: Compassion
  260. Looking in the Mirror: Who are We?
  261. U.S Immigration and Border Policy: A Call for Compassion and Justice
  262. Not Just for Black History Month
  263. Genderqueer and Here
  264. Happy Birthday U.S.A.!
  265. Today's Ancient Wisdom
  266. Keepers of Light
  267. If Not Now, When? (A Look at the Election)
  268. The Flying Trapeze and the Fine Art of Freedom
  269. Trusting Life in the Presence of Death
  270. UUism in the French Speaking World
  271. Our Legacy: Honoring the Past, Looking Forward to the Future
  272. Letters From a Phoenix Jail
  273. What’s Your Worldview?
  274. Blindspots, Rearview Mirrors, and Headlights
  275. A Noisy Silence - Poetry Service
  276. 5 Vital Signs of Spiritual Health
  277. Family Resemblances and 'Language-Games'
  278. Chaos and Creativity
  279. Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Just as Well...Or Better?
  280. Reflections after Fifty Years in Ministry
  281. Don't Wait
  282. The Meaning of Welcome
  283. Independence and Interdependence: Thoughts on both Topics
  284. The Value of Vulnerability
  285. This Land Is My Land -- ?
  286. Spill Baby, Spill
  287. Vessels and Voyages
  288. Grace Across the Ages
  289. Happy 200th Birthday, Margaret Fuller
  290. Coming of Age in an Age of Uncertainty
  291. Be the Change: Three Crucial Changes for Times Such as These
  292. Earth in the Balance
  293. Beyond Local Thinking
  294. The Actual U
  295. Easter: A Time to Forgive
  296. Something About Addictions
  297. Taking a Risk for Justice
  298. Universalism: Past, Present and Future
  299. The Things We Do For Love
  300. Standing on the Side of Love
  301. What I Love About Unitarian Universalism
  302. Violence and Anarchy on the Border
  303. Confronting Evil
  304. I Have a Dream
  305. The State of the Church
  306. Looking Back, Looking Forward
  307. Struggles and Progress in Swaziland
  308. Night of Wonder, Night of Silence
  309. Enumerating God: None, One, or Many
  310. Three Miraculous Births
  311. The Gospel According to St. Lute
  312. The Lost Art of Thinking
  313. Stories of Hope: Guest at Your Table
  314. Question Authority
  315. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
  316. A Conscience is a Terrible Thing to Waste
  317. An Agreement With Life
  318. The Community Food Bank
  319. Universalist Heritage
  320. Class Matters
  321. Wise Restraints That Set Us Free
  322. Free Pulpit, Free Pew
  323. To Whom It May Concern: A Sermon on Prayer
  324. One Family
  325. Poetry Sunday
  326. Who Knows What Will Come To You?
  327. Will the Minister Be Speaking in the Service Today?
  328. Life or Litter? The Value of People and Hope
  329. Parts of the Bible You Do Not Know
  330. Chaplain Stories
  331. Eating as a Spiritual Practice
  332. Gifts of Our Fathers
  333. Faith of Our Fathers
  334. To See Beauty, Even When It’s Not Pretty
  335. A Nomination for the Greatest Unitarian Ever
  336. We Remember
  337. Milestone Moments: A Service of Rituals
  338. Many Hands Make Light Work
  339. Ritual
  340. Earth Day
  341. Music of My Heart
  342. Friendship as Spiritual Practice
  343. Light, Life, Freedom, and Love
  344. Civil Initiative
  345. First Things First
  346. Three Keys for Abundant Living That Will Work Even Now
  347. Divine Creation
  348. Jazz and the Art of Making Justice
  349. Here I Am. Send Me.
  350. And a Child Shall Lead
  351. Getting Unstuck (While the Getting's Good)
  352. Willing to Forgive
  353. Weaving the Web of Trust
  354. New Beginnings
  355. Light One Candle
  356. Find a Stillness
  357. Where Justice and Compassion Cross All Borders
  358. Stone Soup for Thanksgiving?
  359. Loss: An Inevitable Journey
  360. Finding Hope in Troubled Times
  361. Out Many, One
  362. Growing in Spirit
  363. Seasons of Life, Seasons of Loss
  364. And the word is no
  365. Welcoming the Stranger
  366. Ministry in the New Millennium
  367. Diversity and the Interdependent Web of Existence
  368. Engaging Our Theological Diversity
  369. What Americans Believe
  370. Reflections from Nicaragua
  371. Deep Like the Rivers
  372. Seeking the Purpose of Life
  373. Bless this Home
  374. Language of Reverence
  375. Sharing The WUUrd: Poetry Service
  376. A New Look at the Universe
  377. Tell me your image of God and I will tell you your theology
  378. We hold these truths ...
  379. Integrity or Success?
  380. By Their Roots You Shall Know Them
  381. Peace Means the Beginning of a New World
  382. Desert Spirituality
  383. UUs Who Made a Difference
  384. Singing Our Peace: A Musical Contemplation
  385. Faith Without Certainty
  386. Our Unitarian Universalists Brothers in Africa
  387. Univeralists and Unitarians on Easter
  388. Always a Mother
  389. Just War or just War

Member Login

To access the member's only content, login with user name member and the password (which can be requested from webhelp@uuctucson.org). Member content in the members menu includes congregational and committee documents and reports, including minutes.

 
 
 
 
Pledge
 
 
 
 
amazonsmile
 
cafepress
 
Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Updates
For Email Newsletters you can trust

Stained Glass Window