Below you will find sermons from the recent past. The collection includes sermons by our Interim Senior Minister, Rev. Terry Sweetser, who filled the UU Wellesley Hills pulpit from 2016-18, our Minister Emeritus, Rev. John Nichols, and guests (including our newest Settled Minister, the Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason!).

On 6/10/18, we welcomed some of our newest members, listened to inspiring music, and had the opportunity to hear Rev. Terry preach in the UU Wellesley Hills pulpit for the last time.  Watch a video of his sermon, "Cathedrals of Community," HERE.  The video includes Sarah Larson's moving solo performance of "Sleepsong."

Watch the video of Rev. Terry's reflection about Mother's Day on 5/13/18.

Click HERE to read the sermon delivered by the Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason on 4/29/18, when UU Wellesley Hills voted to call her as our next Settled Minister.

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason preached her first sermon at UU Wellesley Hills on 4/22/18 in honor of Earth Day.  Click HERE for a print version.

On 3/18/18, Rev. Terry preached about "One Big Thing."  Click HERE to watch a video of his sermon and listen to some beautiful music.

Our Minister Emeritus, Rev. John Nichols, preached about prayer on Sunday, 2/12/18.  Our choir and visiting violinist Joy Grimes allowed us to experience the "WOW" that represents one category of prayer.  Click HERE to watch the service.

On 1/28/18, Rev. Terry preached on "The Road to Hell," accompanied by our a capella artists-in-residence, None of the Above. Click HERE to be inspired! 

Our worship service on 1/21/18 celebrated the 450th anniversary of the signing of the Edict of Torda, which laid the foundation for Unitarianism in Transylvania.  Click HERE to listen to Rev. Terry Sweetser preach on the "Cost of Free Religion" and musical offerings by the UU Wellesley Hills choir.

Click HERE for excerpts from our 1/14/18 worship service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,"When Words Are More Than Wind."

We welcomed special guest Cora McCold (Harvard MDiv '17) to our pulpit on 1/7/18 to lay the groundwork for our racial justice focus. Click HERE to watch a video of her sermon on "The Habit of Justice."

In case you weren't able to join us to celebrate the 2018 holiday season, here are videos of some special services: Hanukkah,  Christmas Eve morning, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve morning

Click HERE to watch a video of Rev. John Nichols, our Minister Emeritus, delivering a sermon about our ministerial search on 12/10/17.  Click HERE for a text version.

Click HERE to watch a video of our special service on 12/3/17 when Rev. Márton Csécs, the minister for our Transylvanian Partner Church, visited the UU Wellesley Hills pulpit.

Flower Service
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 6/18/17

Coming of Age Service
Coming of Age Youth and Mentors, 6/11/17

"Symbols Matter"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 6/4/17

"Standing on the Side of Love with Physical Disabilities"
Mick Hirsch, 5/28/17
Video of service
Written sermon

"Blessing of the Beasts"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 5/21/17

"The LGBTQ Experience and the African-American Experience"
Rev. Terry Sweetser and guests, 5/14/17

"Standing on the Side of Love"
Rev. Terry Sweetser and guests, 5/7/17

"Fielding Feathers"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 4/30/17

"Not Hell but Faith and Courage"
Rev. John Nichols, 4/23/17
Video of service
Written sermon

"Healing to Hope"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 4/16/17

"Finding a City of Refuge"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 4/9/17

"Let's Give a Rousing Cheer"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 4/2/17  

"Reflections on a Journey"
Rev. John Nichols, 3/26/17
Video of service
Written sermon

"Risking Enough to Love Yourself"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 3/19/17

"All In:  Taking Risks that Matter"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 3/12/17

"To Act is to Be Committed"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 3/5/17

"What is Faith Really?"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 2/26/17

"The Identity of Your Future Self"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 2/19/17

"Are You Your Own Valentine?"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 2/12/17

"I Contain Multitudes"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 2/5/17

"The Future of Truth"
Mick Hirsch, 1/29/17

"Answer the Prophetic Call or Send it to Voicemail?"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 1/22/17

"Lives That Speak and Deeds That Beckon"
Rev. Dr. John Hay Nichols, Minister Emeritus, 1/15/17

"Voices of the Prophets," 1/8/17
Ms. Valerie Tutson, Prophetic Story
Rev. Terry Sweetser, Reflection and Sermon

"The Greatest Show in Church"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 1/1/17

Christmas Eve 2016 - "The Blue Angel"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 12/24/16

"Do You Hear What I Hear?"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 12/18/16

"A Blade of Grass"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 12/11/16

"The Presence of Joy"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 12/4/16

"Stories of People and Possibilities"
Rev. Terry Sweetser and UU Wellesley members, 11/27/16

Thanksgiving Service
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 11/20/16

"What Happens Now?"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 11/13/16

"Tall Tales and Short"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 11/6/16

Highlights: "Zombie Apocalypse 10/30/16"
Rev. Terry Sweetser

"Healing the Environment"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 10/23/16

"Healing Ourselves"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 10/16/16

"Healing Kindness"
Rev. Terry Sweetser and UU Wellesley members, 10/9/16

"Forgiveness and Healing"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 10/2/16

"On Being Fully Human"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 9/25/16

"Whose Are We?"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 9/18/16

"Promises Worth Keeping"
Rev. Terry Sweetser, 9/11/16

 

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