Sun, Jul 29, 2012
Views:1181

Rev. Smith reflects on the need to nurture our souls. Some go to the mountains to relax; many of us her come to the beach. There is almost a call to rejoin our amphibious ancestors to return to the sea. What calls to you? Reading, getting the rays of the sun, surfing, swimming, ….?

Sun, Jul 22, 2012
Views:1197

Rev. Smith speaks to the experiment of General Assembly held in Phoenix. The intention was to stand with our sister congregations in Arizona and to be with them to do witness work in bringing to light the immigration issues confronting them. Were we successful?

Rev. Smith speaks to the experiment of General Assembly held in Phoenix. The intention was to stand with our sister congregations in Arizona and to be with them to do witness work in bringing to light the immigration issues confronting them. Were we successful?

Sun, Jun 03, 2012
Views:1162

Rev. Smith explores the ideals of Unitarian Universalism as he and Peggy prepare for “Justice General Assembly.” What might be expected and what impact the UU presence might have on the issue of immigration.

Sun, May 27, 2012
Views:1137

Rev. Smith reminds us that Memorial Day weekend is not about barbecues and beach trips, but about the souls of our young people, throughout our history, who have given their time to defend our freedom and have given their lives as a sacrifice for our protection. We need to honor them well.

Sun, May 20, 2012
Views:1101

UUSD member Deanna Duby reflects on making a commitment to a vision of a better world, and how our spiritual community may help us identify these dreams and pursue them with passion.

Sun, May 13, 2012
Views:1092

Rev. Smith holds up motherhood as often being an art form of nurturing and healing. He describes ways in which we all should learn this “natural” art form.

Sun, May 06, 2012
Views:1035

Rev. Smith explores the power of story, which may be described as follows: Story—reality is the reality that we see when we recognize that every person, every being, every thing has a story and contains stories—and, in fact, is a story—and that all of these stories interconnect…as lived stories. Our stories necessarily include our faith journeys, as well.

Sat, Apr 21, 2012
Views:984
Rev. Smith addresses climate change and environmental toxins that disproportionately and unjustly impact the health and economic well-being of immigrants. Some environmentalists have even been leaders in anti-immigration movements. As UUs, we are called to deeper understanding of these issues and to put our values into action. This topic involves our seventh principle and the idea that Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations across the country are engaged with our denomination's current Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI): Immigration as a Moral Issue.
Sun, Apr 08, 2012
Views:1024
Rev. Smith examines the traditional story of Easter and what values it might hold for both Christians and non-christians.
Sun, Mar 25, 2012
Duration:17 mins 31 secs
Views:1030
Rev. Smith talks about the assurance that all members of the community/congregation have equal say despite what they can afford to give during the annual canvass.
Sun, Mar 18, 2012
Views:700
Rev. Smith speaks to the first of our UU principles, and questions whether it is still accurate. Does celebrating the inherent worth of every person mean there are no boundaries around human behavior?