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2016 Sermons

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Topical Sermon Archive

In addition to the chronological order below, also see our Topical Sermon Archive, which organizes all of Rev. Carl's sermons by category.

Chronological Sermon Archive for Current Year

Apr 23 Clarity, Moral Courage, and Planetary Change The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording   
Apr 16 Easter: History Remembered of Prophesy Historicized? The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Apr 9 Resistance & Resilience: What Does (and Doesn’t) Work in Movements for Social Change The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Apr 2 Music Sunday: The Wiz The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Mar 26 Eugenics, Then & Now: Liberal Religion & Illiberal Progressives The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Mar 19 The Legacy of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. for Today The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Mar 12 Youth Sunday Introduction/Spoken Meditation "Freedom of Speech"
Part 1: "Freedom of Assembly"
Part 2: "Freedom of the Press"
Part 3: "Freedom to Petition";
Chalice Extinguishing "We Shall Overcome" and Concluding Comments
Lora Powell-Haney and Joey Schuman
Cole Bromfield
Ethan Powell
Neil Sweeny-Haney
Peter Singley & Youth Group
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Mar 5 The Market as God The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Feb 26 What Comes "After Buddhism"? The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Feb 19 Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Feb 12 What Does It Mean that We Are Sapiens? Reflections on Darwin Day The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Feb 5 How to Empower Your Mind Bhante Sujatha Recording   
Jan 29, 2017 Art & Creativity The Sanctuaries, DC Recording   
Jan 22, 2017 Thoreau in Today's America The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Jan 15, 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 21st Century Karen Reilly Recording   
Jan 8, 2017 Religious Freedom, Corporate America, & Christian America The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Jan 1, 2017 How to Excel at One Hard Thing: Grit, Passion, & Peak Performance The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Dec 25 The Meaning of Christmas: Then and Now The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording   
Dec 18 Shadow Work: How to Be More Interesting to Yourself & Less Dangerous to Others The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
 "About Those Dark Emotions You’ve Been Avoiding" Julia Jones  Text  
Dec 11 How Do You Define Religion? (Who Benefits? Who Decides?) The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Dec 4 How to Be Happy for a Moment, Day, or Lifetime The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Nov 27 "UU Spirituality" Hannah Roberts-Villnave Recording   
Nov 20 "Privilege" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording   
Nov 13 "No Permanent Waves" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording  Video
Nov 6 "Our Declaration" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording   
 "Meditation for Election Stress" Mary Fletcher  Text  
Oct 30 Sermon, part 1: "Witches of America" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
 Sermon, part 2: Speaking the Mystery Irene Glasse Recording Text Video
Oct 23 “None of Us Are Getting Out of This Alive”: How & Why to Make End-of-Life Choices The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
 Meditation on Mortality Nancy Pace Recording Text  
Oct 16 "The Healing Power of Music" Deborah Int Veldt Recording Text Video
Oct 9 "Reactions to the End of White Christian America" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Oct 2 "Cultivating Empathy: The Worth and Dignity of Every Person — Without Exception" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Sep 25 "Islam, Islamophobia, & Democracy" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Sep 18 "Whose Side Are You On? The Legacy of Anne Braden for Today" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
 "Black. Lives. Matter" Karen Reilly  Text  
Sep 11 "Toxic Masculinity, Many Masculinities: Reflections on the 15th Anniversary of 9/11" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Sep 4 "People, Planet, Profit: Revitalizing the Labor Movement" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Aug 28 "Hardwiring Happiness" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Aug 21 "Identity and Inclusion: Transgender Liberation" Part 1, The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg
Part 2, Clover Woodward
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Aug 14 Modern Uncertainty: "Meeting the Universe Halfway" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Aug 7 "Unspeakable: A Mother's Journey" Kay Armstrong Baker Recording   
Jul 31 Falling Down & Rising Strong: Learning from Brené Brown The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Jul 24 "Why Are We Here?" Scot Hull Recording Text  
Jul 17 "Death As an Affirmation of Life: An Open Letter to Kathleen Parker" The Rev. Mike Morse Recording   
Jul 10 "Becoming Wise: The Practice of Generous Listening" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Jul 3 "Thing Are Not Always As They Seem" Bob Clegg Recording   
Jun 26 "Fresh Fish Sold Here Daily: Parts 1, 2, & 3" Lora Powell-Haney Recording   
Jun 19 "I Am Not Free" Steve Buckingham Recording  Video
Jun 12 "Why We Should Choose both Religion and Science" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Jun 5 "Audaciously Alive" Katie Campbell Recording Text Video
May 29 "God Bless America (and No Place Else?!): The Uses & Abuses of Civil Religion" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
May 22 "Blessing New Voices" Stephanie Letourneau & Channa Luke Recording Text - S  
May 15 "Beyond “McMindfulness”: How Not To Get Stuck in the Early Stages of Buddhist Meditation" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
May 8 "Founding Mothers of Unitarian Universalism: Julia Ward Howe" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
May 1 "Pluralistic Ethics & Political Polarization: Struggling to “Speaking the Truth in Love” in Election Season" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Apr 24 "Evil: A Liberal Religious Investigation" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Apr 17 "Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Apr 10 "The Spirituality of Shakespeare" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Apr 3 Just Mercy: "Each of Us Is More Than the Worst Thing We’ve Ever Done" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Mar 27 "Remembering, Changing, Inventing: How Stories About Jesus Were Told" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Mar 20 "I Dream a World: Steward, Economic Justice, and Beloved Community" Mark Ewert Recording Text  
Mar 13 Listening to "Les Mis" as a Spiritual Practice The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg  Text  
Mar 6 "Choices and Consequences" Youth Sunday Recording   
Feb 28 '"Anti-Racism: America's Gift to the World" The Rev. Mike Morse Recording   
Feb 21 "Developing Double Consciousness: Beyoncé, Black Panthers, & W.E.B. Du Bois" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Feb 14 'Celebrating Darwin Day: “Perpetual Curiosity, Scientific Thinking, & Hunger for Truth” The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Feb 7 "The Spirituality of Doubt" & "Being Wrong, Being Right" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg & Nancy Pace Recording Text - CG;
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Jan 31 "Rewatching “Groundhog Day” as a Spiritual Practice" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Jan 17 "The Radical Martin Luther King, Jr.: Why We Need a Third Reconstruction in America" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text Video
Jan 10 "In the Face of Despair — Choosing Hope, Community, & Meaning: Reflections on Richard Rorty" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  
Jan 3, 2016 "Are You Fully Charged? The New Year & Fire Communion" The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg Recording Text  

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