Facebook Twitter

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.

19-01-13: Be Loved, Beloved

January 13, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Jamili Omar and Gary Luce

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe


Messages:
Download mp3 file.

19-01-06: Ruah...the Breath of Life

January 6, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Jamili Omar

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe


Messages:
Download mp3 file.

18-12-30: Hope for the Long Haul

December 30 2018

Rev. Jordin Nelson Long, (UU Congregation of Fairhaven, MA) with Burt Meeks

© Rev. Jordin Nelson Long


Messages:
Download mp3 file.

18-12-16: Celebrating Winter Solstice

December 16, 2018

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Jamili Omar, Betsy McMillan, and Julie Olson

In this service we explore and engage in the pagan holy day of Solstice, the longest night. We will visit themes of light and dark, and learn about where we can find hope in this season.

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe


Messages:
Download mp3 file.

More Articles ...

  1. 18-12-09: When Mysteries Become Miracles
  2. 18-12-02: The Season of Dark and LIght
  3. 18-11-25: Stories from Hospice: The Hum of Being Alive
  4. 18-11-11: Moral Injury - The Effect of War on the Spirit
  5. 18-11-04: Making America Actually Great
  6. 18-10-28: Costumes and Masks
  7. 18-10-21: No Human Being is Illegal
  8. 18-10-14: Sitting Amongst the Seeds
  9. 18-10-07: Creating Sacred Space
  10. 18-09-30: Our Whole Lives - Sexuality and Our Values
  11. 18-09-23: Choose to Bless the World
  12. 18-09-16: Relationships, Relationships
  13. 18-09-09: Where Does a Stream Begin
  14. 18-09-02: Truth and Other Endangered Species
  15. 18-08-26: Tangled Up in Unitarian Universalism
  16. 18-08-19: To Make Our Own Days Glad
  17. 18-08-05: Pop Culture Spirituality
  18. 18-07-29: Creating Dignity and Respect
  19. 18-07-22: Looking Outward
  20. 18-07-15: On the Turning Away: a Spiritual Practice
  21. 18-07-08: Declaration of Interdependence
  22. 18-07-01: Journeys
  23. 18-06-24: Let's Talk About Diversity
  24. Celebrating our 70th Anniversary: Pulpit Testimonials
  25. 18-06-17: Keepin' Cool
  26. 18-06-10: America's Broken Heart
  27. 18-06-03: One Step at a Time
  28. 18-05-27: Life is a Highway: Bridging, Honoring Our Youth as They Continue On Their Journey
  29. 18-05-20: Courage
  30. 18-05-13: Celebrating our 70th Anniversary and Mothers Who Made It Possible
  31. 18-05-06: A Faith That Questions
  32. 18-04-29: What We Must Do (in Order to Rock and Roll)
  33. 18-04-22: Why Unitarian Universalism?
  34. 18-04-15: Poetry Sunday
  35. 18-04-08: All Together
  36. 18-03-25: How Old Are You?
  37. 18-03-18: Building Reslience
  38. 18-03-11: High Hopes
  39. 18-02-25: Never Again!
  40. 18-02-18: You Bet We Can
  41. 18-02-11: From Muslim to Unitarian Universalist: My Journey
  42. 18-02-04: The 2nd Principle as a Response to Homelessness
  43. 18-01-28: Justice, Equity, and Compassion
  44. 18-01-21: Inherent Worth and Dignity
  45. 18-01-14: Are We There Yet?
  46. 18-01-07: A New UU for You
  47. 17-12-31: A Fresh Start
  48. 17-12-24: Causes for Optimism and Gratitude
  49. 17-11-19: A Heavenly Thanksgiving
  50. 17-11-05: Black Spirituals Matter, Empathy Through Listening
  51. 17-10-29: Connecting with Our Ancestors
  52. 17-10-15: State of the Church
  53. 17-10-08: Roots and Wings
  54. 17-10-01: Coping with Loss
  55. 17-09-24: Coping with Stress
  56. 17-09-17: Compassion
  57. 17-09-10: Turning Point - Imagine!
  58. 17-09-03: World Religions: A Liberal Perspective
  59. 17-08-27: Forgiveness
  60. 17-08-20: No More Hate
  61. 17-08-13: Living a Life of Learning
  62. 17-08-06: Comfort Me
  63. 17-07-30: The Yin and Yang of Public Policy
  64. 17-07-23: Now What Do I Do?
  65. 17-07-16: To Savor the World or Save It
  66. 17-07-09: Why Not Scientism?
  67. 17-07-02: America - Rekindling the Dream
  68. 17-06-25 Hope
  69. 17-06-18: The Meaning of Ministry
  70. 17-06-11: Washing Daily Life's Dust Off Our Souls
  71. 17-06-04: The Lessons from Interim Ministry
  72. 17-05-28: UU-Paganism and Earth-Centered Spirituality Practices
  73. 17-05-21: Creating the Future: Homage to Volunteers
  74. 17-05-14: What is Unitarian Universalist Mother's Day
  75. 17-05-07: Celebrating Agnes Paulsen
  76. 17-04-30: Secular Humanist Jewish Circle
  77. 17-04-09: Who Are We?
  78. 17-03-19: What Is To Be Done?
  79. 17-02-26: Aspire to Love
  80. 17-02-19: Why I Love This Church
  81. 17-02-12: Yes We Can (or the Sermon on the Amount)
  82. 17-02-05: Building the Beloved Community in Arizona
  83. 17-01-29: Return of the Chaos Monster
  84. 17-01-22: Question Assumptions
  85. 17-01-08: Mens Agitat Molem: Mind over Matter
  86. 17-01-01: This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land, the Next Four Years
  87. 16-12-24/25: Christmas Eve/Day
  88. 16-12-18: Oy Vey, Maria
  89. 16-12-11: Is There Any Security?
  90. 16-12-04: Are You a Religious Naturalist?
  91. 16-11-27: Water Protection Action at the Dakota Access Pipeline
  92. 16-11-20: Where Do We Go From Here?
  93. 16-11-13: Giving Life the Shape of Justice
  94. 16-10-30: Are We a Hardy Church?
  95. 16-10-23: The Sky is the Limit!
  96. 16-10-16: Where Do We Go From Here?
  97. 16-10-09: The "We the People" Amendment and the UUA
  98. 16-10-02: Invisible Women: Homlessness in Tucson
  99. 16-09-25: Dying Better in the USA
  100. 16-09-18: In the Interim - A Call to Community
  101. 16-09-11: Optimism for the Future
  102. 16-09-04: Poetry Sunday
  103. 16-08-28: From Dark Gray Skies to Brighter Blue Skies
  104. 16-08-21: How Moral Clarity Fosters Change
  105. 16-08-14: Moving Prayer
  106. 16-08-07: Harmony Is Who We Are
  107. 16-07-31: Seek First to Understand
  108. 16-07-24: What We Can Learn from Others
  109. 16-07-17: Do You Fear the Unknown?
  110. 16-07-10: Love, Hope, Faith and Fun
  111. 16-06-26: Kindness and Ben's Bells
  112. 16-06-19: Amazing Grace
  113. 16-05-22: The Virtue of Sin
  114. 16-05-15: Spiritual Beings
  115. 16-04-10: I Call That Mind Free
  116. 16-04-03: Empowerment- Relating to it All: A Youth led Service
  117. 16-03-20: Elixir of Life
  118. 16-03-13: The Spirit of Generosity and Non-judgment
  119. 16-02-28: Dissecting the Anatomy of Trust: Boundaries and the Vault
  120. 16-02-21: BRAVING Trust
  121. 16-01-31: What Does It Mean to Forgive?
  122. 16-01-17: What Can We Do About Racism?
  123. 16-01-03: Does Size Matter?
  124. 15-12-27: Creating Beloved Community Through the Heart
  125. 15-11-29: Sheep in Wolves' Clothing
  126. 15-11-08: Hearing the Voiceless
  127. 15-10-11: Poetry Sunday
  128. 15-09-27: Changing Lives Through Music
  129. 15-09-06: Public Banking and Economic Inequality
  130. 15-08-09: UUs and the Spiritual
  131. 15-08-02: Interconnectedness Is Not Optional: Viewing Society Through The Lens of Science
  132. 15-07-26: In the Path of the Buddha
  133. 15-07-19: UU Myths
  134. 15-07-12: Finding a Happy Place
  135. 15-07-05: Songs, Identity, and America
  136. 15-06-28: Creating a Sense of Place
  137. 15-06-14: The Peace Corps: Toughest Job You'll Ever Love
  138. 15-05-24: The Healing Power of Music
  139. 15-05-17: Sacred Journeys
  140. 15-05-10: Self Discovery
  141. 2015: UU Testimonials
  142. 15-04-12: And Justice for All
  143. 15-04-05: To Life!
  144. 15-03-29: Youth-Led Service - What is Sacred?
  145. 15-03-08: Esperanza: Bringing Hope
  146. 15-02-15: Beyond Chocolate Hearts: Engaging Men in Making a Safer World for Women
  147. 15-02-08: The Liberal Church Finding its Mission: It's Not About You
  148. 15-02-08: UU Testimonial - Randall Springer
  149. 15-02-01: UU Testimonial - Zoey Speer
  150. 15-01-25: UU Testimonial - Michelle Maliniak
  151. 15-01-25: A Living Tradition
  152. 15-01-18: UU Testimonial - Steve Kraynak & Bob Gorden
  153. 15-01-11: Formed not Transformed by UU (Testimonial)
  154. 15-01-04: Mental Fitness for the New Year! The Tales and Tools of Two Therapists
  155. 14-12-28: My Politically Incorrect Ideas About Christmas
  156. 14-12-21: Mystery of the Big Question (A UU Testimonial)
  157. 14-11-30: Food for Thought
  158. 14-11-23: All You Need Is Love.... seriously?
  159. 14-11-16: Roots, Branches, and Wings
  160. 14-11-09: Lessons from the Town 10 Miles from Sin: Oberlin, Ohio
  161. 14-11-02: Not Just Some but All Souls
  162. 14-10-05: The Wind and the Stillness: Breath as a Tool for connecting Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit
  163. 14-09-21: Giving Life the Shape of Justice
  164. 14-08-31: The Importance of the Unitarian Universalist Faith
  165. 14-08-24: It's a Man's World: The Spiritual Influence of Patriarchy on the Border
  166. 14-08-03: Annual Poetry Service
  167. 14-07-27: Everybody Eats, or the Spiritual Side of Eating
  168. 14-07-20: What's God Got To Do With It?
  169. 14-07-13: Do We See Through Each Other, Or Do We See Each Other Through?
  170. 14-07-06: Sanctuary: Radical Hospitality
  171. 14-06-29: A Universal Message - world view in Judaism and Modern Israel
  172. 14-06-22: We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For...
  173. 14-06-15: I Believe in Miracles (just not the Biblical or Hallmark ones)
  174. 14-05-25: What Happened to Easter?
  175. 14-05-11: Mothers, Mothers' Day, and Peace
  176. 14-04-27: No More Deaths 10th Anniversary
  177. 14-04-20: Why Easter?
  178. 14-03-30: The Joy of Music
  179. 14-03-23: Wellspring
  180. 14-03-02: The Fingerprint of Grief
  181. 14-02-16: One in Community
  182. 14-02-09: A Valentine for Liberal Religion
  183. 14-02-02: Discrimination in the New Generation
  184. 14-01-12: Mind, Body, and Spirit
  185. 14-01-05: Friendship in the Digital Age
  186. 13-12-29: Volunteering as a Spiritual Practice
  187. 13-12-22: Teach Us All You Can of Saying "YES!"
  188. 13-12-08: God and Beyond: Spirituality for Today and Beyond
  189. 13-12-01: Opening Into Grace
  190. 13-11-10: Mohammed: Community Builder and Prophet
  191. 13-11-03: You Don’t Fear People Whose Story You Know
  192. 13-10-20: Four Reflections on Trust
  193. 13-10-13: Service, Sacrifice, and Honor
  194. 13-10-06: The Courage to Trust
  195. 13-09-29: Unitarian Universalism is Dead, Long Live Unitarian Universalism
  196. 13-09-15: A Religon for One World
  197. 13-09-08: The One That Comes From Many
  198. 13-09-01: Practice Our Preach
  199. 13-08-25: The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism: Guideposts For Living
  200. 13-08-18: Five Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion
  201. 13-08-11: Seeing the Full Spectrum
  202. 13-08-04: Poetry Service
  203. 13-07-28: Private Prisons, Public Problems
  204. 13-07-21: What to Say About the Immigration Reform Legislation
  205. 13-07-14: My Trip to Israel
  206. 13-07-07: Can We Achieve Freedom From Fear, Anger, & Hopelessness?
  207. 13-06-30: From Promise to Commitment
  208. 13-06-23: Your Children or Your Money
  209. 13-06-16: Called
  210. 13-06-09: Beloved Community - Growing Beyond Congregations
  211. 13-06-02: Associating with the Sacred
  212. 13-05-26: Warriors in Training
  213. 13-05-19: Transforming our Lives, Transforming our Faith
  214. 13-05-12: This I Believe
  215. 13-04-28: The Doctrine of Discovery
  216. 13-04-21: Earth and Forgiveness Day
  217. 13-04-14; Truth and Reconciliation
  218. 13-04-07: Pre-forgiven
  219. 13-03-31: Easter Sunday
  220. 13-03-24: Who Are You?
  221. 13-03-17: Reflections on an Old UU Joke
  222. 13-03-10: The Beauty of Brokenness
  223. 13-03-03: The Paradox of Powerlessness
  224. 13-02-17: Evolution as Our Sacred Story
  225. 13-02-10: Standing on the Side of Love!
  226. 13-02-03: Love as a Spiritual Practice
  227. 13-01-27: Beyond Duality to Sanity
  228. 13-01-13: Adopting Goodness, not Evil!
  229. 13-01-06: Fallow Times
  230. 12-30-12: Make Time your Friend!
  231. 12-23-12: A God That Looks Like Me
  232. 12-9-12: Where is God Hiding?!?
  233. 12-2-12: Finding Quiet in a Noisy World
  234. 11-25-12: Transcending Individuality
  235. 11-18-12: How We Love: On Growing a Soul
  236. 11-11-12: Aspirations
  237. 11-4-12: Our Daily Bread
  238. 10-28-12: All About UUCT's Covenant Circles
  239. 10-21-12: The Challenge of Covenants
  240. 10-14-12: Promises
  241. 9-30-12: Beyond Borders - Where Justice and Compassion Cross our Borders
  242. 9-23-12: Is There Meaning in Pain and Suffering?
  243. 9-9-12: Freedom From Fear
  244. 9-16-12: Turning Toward Freedom
  245. 8-26-12: Accepting Gifts, Receiving Grace
  246. 8-12-12: Poetry Sunday
  247. 8-05-12: Immigrants and Tucson's Federal Court
  248. The Interdependent Community: Pathways Out of Poverty
  249. 7-15-12: Reflections on an Old UU Joke
  250. 7-22-12: Intercultural Relations Across Europe
  251. 7-29-12: The Gentle Way: Similarities between Martial Arts and Religion
  252. Bringing It Home
  253. Nothing Less Than Saving the World
  254. Spirituality and Health
  255. Born and Re-born Again
  256. Kindness Can Heal Us
  257. What Do We Really Mean by "Democracy"?
  258. Mercy and Other Non-rational Acts of Kindness
  259. Family Values and Immigration Policy
  260. A Question of Worth and Dignity
  261. Standing on the Side of Fear: How can we stop bullying before it is too late?
  262. Coming Back to Life
  263. Five Steps to Building Beloved Community
  264. Shared Ministry
  265. Bringing Justice to Phoenix
  266. Out of the Garden: Original Sin or Original Blessing?
  267. Come Dream a Dream With Me
  268. Aria in Vermillion
  269. Cowboys, Conmen and Conservatives
  270. Personality and Spirituality
  271. Human Nature
  272. Reality Television and Interfaith Dialogue
  273. The Courage to Love
  274. Where the Paths of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Unitarian Universalism Crossed
  275. I Shall Not Live in Vain
  276. Ordinary Time
  277. An Old Agnostic's Sentimental Xmas: Virginia, Santa, Rudolph, Ralphie, Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Baby Jesus
  278. The Spiritual Benefits of R.I.C.E.
  279. Waiting
  280. What We Are Thankful For
  281. After the Apocalypse: Gratitude
  282. Occupy!
  283. The Worst Mistake the Church (Any Church) Can Make Right Now
  284. Day of the Dead
  285. DOGs and Other Super-Natural Beings
  286. Faith in Pink
  287. Living in a Multi-Religious World
  288. Morality and Human Nature
  289. Entertaining Angels Unaware
  290. Restoring Ruins
  291. DA/GA 2011 and 2012
  292. Coming Home
  293. The Ethical Side of Climate Change: Compassion
  294. Looking in the Mirror: Who are We?
  295. U.S Immigration and Border Policy: A Call for Compassion and Justice
  296. Not Just for Black History Month
  297. Genderqueer and Here
  298. Happy Birthday U.S.A.!
  299. Today's Ancient Wisdom
  300. Keepers of Light
  301. If Not Now, When? (A Look at the Election)
  302. The Flying Trapeze and the Fine Art of Freedom
  303. Trusting Life in the Presence of Death
  304. UUism in the French Speaking World
  305. Our Legacy: Honoring the Past, Looking Forward to the Future
  306. Letters From a Phoenix Jail
  307. What’s Your Worldview?
  308. Blindspots, Rearview Mirrors, and Headlights
  309. A Noisy Silence - Poetry Service
  310. 5 Vital Signs of Spiritual Health
  311. Family Resemblances and 'Language-Games'
  312. Chaos and Creativity
  313. Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Just as Well...Or Better?
  314. Reflections after Fifty Years in Ministry
  315. Don't Wait
  316. The Meaning of Welcome
  317. Independence and Interdependence: Thoughts on both Topics
  318. The Value of Vulnerability
  319. This Land Is My Land -- ?
  320. Spill Baby, Spill
  321. Vessels and Voyages
  322. Grace Across the Ages
  323. Happy 200th Birthday, Margaret Fuller
  324. Coming of Age in an Age of Uncertainty
  325. Be the Change: Three Crucial Changes for Times Such as These
  326. Earth in the Balance
  327. Beyond Local Thinking
  328. The Actual U
  329. Easter: A Time to Forgive
  330. Something About Addictions
  331. Taking a Risk for Justice
  332. Universalism: Past, Present and Future
  333. The Things We Do For Love
  334. Standing on the Side of Love
  335. What I Love About Unitarian Universalism
  336. Violence and Anarchy on the Border
  337. Confronting Evil
  338. I Have a Dream
  339. The State of the Church
  340. Looking Back, Looking Forward
  341. Struggles and Progress in Swaziland
  342. Night of Wonder, Night of Silence
  343. Enumerating God: None, One, or Many
  344. Three Miraculous Births
  345. The Gospel According to St. Lute
  346. The Lost Art of Thinking
  347. Stories of Hope: Guest at Your Table
  348. Question Authority
  349. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
  350. A Conscience is a Terrible Thing to Waste
  351. An Agreement With Life
  352. The Community Food Bank
  353. Universalist Heritage
  354. Class Matters
  355. Wise Restraints That Set Us Free
  356. Free Pulpit, Free Pew
  357. To Whom It May Concern: A Sermon on Prayer
  358. One Family
  359. Poetry Sunday
  360. Who Knows What Will Come To You?
  361. Will the Minister Be Speaking in the Service Today?
  362. Life or Litter? The Value of People and Hope
  363. Parts of the Bible You Do Not Know
  364. Chaplain Stories
  365. Eating as a Spiritual Practice
  366. Gifts of Our Fathers
  367. Faith of Our Fathers
  368. To See Beauty, Even When It’s Not Pretty
  369. A Nomination for the Greatest Unitarian Ever
  370. We Remember
  371. Milestone Moments: A Service of Rituals
  372. Many Hands Make Light Work
  373. Ritual
  374. Earth Day
  375. Music of My Heart
  376. Friendship as Spiritual Practice
  377. Light, Life, Freedom, and Love
  378. Civil Initiative
  379. First Things First
  380. Three Keys for Abundant Living That Will Work Even Now
  381. Divine Creation
  382. Jazz and the Art of Making Justice
  383. Here I Am. Send Me.
  384. And a Child Shall Lead
  385. Getting Unstuck (While the Getting's Good)
  386. Willing to Forgive
  387. Weaving the Web of Trust
  388. New Beginnings
  389. Light One Candle
  390. Find a Stillness
  391. Where Justice and Compassion Cross All Borders
  392. Stone Soup for Thanksgiving?
  393. Loss: An Inevitable Journey
  394. Finding Hope in Troubled Times
  395. Out Many, One
  396. Growing in Spirit
  397. Seasons of Life, Seasons of Loss
  398. And the word is no
  399. Welcoming the Stranger
  400. Ministry in the New Millennium
  401. Diversity and the Interdependent Web of Existence
  402. Engaging Our Theological Diversity
  403. What Americans Believe
  404. Reflections from Nicaragua
  405. Deep Like the Rivers
  406. Seeking the Purpose of Life
  407. Bless this Home
  408. Language of Reverence
  409. Sharing The WUUrd: Poetry Service
  410. A New Look at the Universe
  411. Tell me your image of God and I will tell you your theology
  412. We hold these truths ...
  413. Integrity or Success?
  414. By Their Roots You Shall Know Them
  415. Peace Means the Beginning of a New World
  416. Desert Spirituality
  417. UUs Who Made a Difference
  418. Singing Our Peace: A Musical Contemplation
  419. Faith Without Certainty
  420. Our Unitarian Universalists Brothers in Africa
  421. Univeralists and Unitarians on Easter
  422. Always a Mother
  423. 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