The Beauty of All Ages

What does it mean to be a multi-generational community? With help from JRUUC youth, we’ll explore ideas, stories, and sources of inspiration about shaping worship, religious education and faith formation experiences that include and celebrate all ages and stages.

🎧 You Are Beautiful

Each and every one of us – regardless of color, shape, identity – holds beauty. This morning we’ll explore the power of the affirmation of our own beauty.

🎧 Beauty Is…

Our annual flower communion is a time to reflect on what we give to and receive from our community. This morning, we’ll remember the context in which Norbert Capek created his flower ceremony and the importance of beauty in dangerous times.

Older Recorded Sermons 

  • 17 March 2019 “…and the Inspiring Fellowship of the Church” by Ellie Connolly
  • 10 March 2019 “Hello and Good-bye” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 24 February 2019 “Coming Home” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 17 February 2019 “Trusting Is An Answer” by The Rev. Joyce Palmer
  • 10 February 2019 “Amendment One, Principle Five: Atheist Spirituality and the Democratic Process as a Sacred Duty” by Thomas Lund
  • 3 February 2019 “On the Road to Anywhere But Here” by The Rev. Misha Sanders
  • 13 January 2019 “The Method Is the Message” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 23 December 2018 “Answers and Questions” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 16 December 2018 “The Heart of Our Faith” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 9 December 2018 “Waiting in the Dark” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 2 December 2018 “Our Hands” by The Rev. Karen Armina and guests
  • 25 November 2018 “The Great Story” by James Phillips
  • 11 November 2018 “Re-membering” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 21 October 2018 “In Pursuit of Solace” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 14 October 2018 “Circling Up” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 7 October 2018 “Being Sanctuary” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 30 September 2018 “Board Vision” by JRUUC Board of Trustees
  • 16 September 2018 “Guidance from Beyond or Within” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 2 September 2018 “Remaining Human in the Days of Miracle and Wonder” by The Rev. Scott Gerard Prinster
  • 26 August 2018 “Sacred Dance” by The Rev. Karen Armina & Stephani Pescitelli
  • 12 August 2018 “Faith Floods the Desert” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 5 August 2018 “Spiritual Growth Stories” by JRUUC Members
  • 29 July 2018 “Witnessing the Work of the Spirit” by Laura Jasiczek
  • 1 July 2018 “Gathered Here” by The Rev. Karen Armina, Alice Mandt, and Bev Buhr
  • 17 June 2018 “The Longest Day” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 10 June 2018 “Blessings of Ordinary Life” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 27 May 2018 “Yes … And …” by The Rev. Karen Armina and Cea Stapleton Cordasco
  • 6 May 2018 “Burn It Down!” by The Rev. Karen Armina and Cea Stapleton Cordasco
  • 29 April 2018 “Loving Each Other into Being” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 1 April 2018 “Wisdom from Unexpected Places” by The Rev. Karen Armina and guests
  • 11 March 2018 “A Case for Reparations” by Rev. Karen Armina
  • 4 March 2018 “Where Are We Going?” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 25 February 2018 “Draw the Circle Wider” by Rev. Laurie Bushbaum
  • 11 February 2018 “Staggering Our Breaths” by The Rev. Karen Armina and Alice Mandt
  • 4 February 2018 “Do It Anyway” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 28 January 2018 “Discovering Yourself Through Pain” by Denise Cawley, Seminarian
  • 21 January 2018 “Starting Where We Are” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 31 December 2017 “Meditations on the Old and New” by Stephani Pescitelli and Mary Wagner
  • 24 December 2017 “Dangerous Love” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 17 December 2017 “Being Peace” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 10 December 2017 “Suspended in Hope” by Patricia Schneider
  • 19 November 2017 “Love Is Not a Pie” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 12 November 2017 “What Is Enough?” by Kim Reain and Brian McNurlen
  • 22 October 2017 “Laughing with God” by Laura Jasiczek, JRUUC member
  • 15 October 2017 “Facing Our Fears” by Carin Bringelson, JRUUC Member
  • 17 September 2017 “Smaller Self, Bigger Welcome” by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 3 September 2017 “Strangers No More: The New Sanctuary Movement and Creating Community through our Faith Spaces” by Sergio M. González
  • 20 August 2017 “Intent vs. Impact: Micro-aggressions & Midwestern Nice” by Virginia Harrison
  • 13 August 2017 “Healthy Disconnection?” by Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 6 August 2017 “What Does Love Call Us to Do?” by Stewardship Team
  • 30 July 2017 “Will You Come With Me?” by Joe Jencks & Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 23 July 2017 “Atheist Spirituality – or the Spirituality of this Atheist” by Thomas Lund
  • 16 July 2017 “2017 UUA General Assembly” by Tim Cordon and Leila Pine
  • 9 July 2017 “My Journey Here” by James Phillips
  • 4 June 2017 “Dear Friend” by Tina Porter and the Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 28 May 2017 “UUs Resist During Troubled Times: A Look Back in History” by Craig McComb
  • 21 May 2017 “Where I’m Supposed To Be?” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 14 May 2017 “Love Letters to Our Bodies” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan and Alice Mandt
  • 30 April 2017 “Racial Awareness as a Spiritual Practice” by Carin Bringelson & Devon Hase
  • 16 April 2017 “Starting Again” by Eric Severson, FUS Ministerial Intern
  • 9 April 2017 “Supporting Communities Under Siege” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 26 March 2017 “MOSES: Faith in Action” by Frank Davis & Joan Duerst, MOSES
  • 19 March 2017 “The Risks of Emergence” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 12 March 2017 “Esther’s Lot, and Ours” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 26 February 2017 “Our Voice in the Wilderness” by The Rev. Jim Coakley
  • 19 February 2017 “In ___ We Trust” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 5 February 2017 “Leap of Faith” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 29 January 2017 “Prophets, Pastors, and Priests” by Sarah Cook, JRUUC member
  • 15 January 2017 “Resistance and Resilience” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 18 December 2016 “Gifts of the Dark Wood” by Chris Glad, JRUUC Member
  • 11 December 2016 “Rose in the Wintertime” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 13 November 2016 “Building a New Way” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 23 October 2016 “Our Awesome Stories” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 16 October 2016 “Return to Wonder” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 9 October 2016 “Common or Precious?” by The Revs. Kelly Crocker and Karen Quinlan
  • 25 September 2016 “Defying Hate: Widening Our Covenant” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 4 September 2016 “Seeking Justice Amidst Divisiveness: Worker Rights in the Election Season” by Rabbi Renee Bauer
  • 28 August 2016 “UU Parenting” by Virginia Harrison and Charlie McNulty
  • 14 August 2016 “Be Ours A Religion” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 7 August 2016 “Where Is Our Holy Church?” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 24 July 2016 “Called to Love, Justice, Vitality” by The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
  • 26 June 2016 “Acceptance and Grace” by Sarah Cook
  • 15 May 2016 “Better Together” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 8 May 2016 “Mothers Near and Far” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 24 April 2016 “A Theology at Home in the World” by The Rev. Kelly J. Crocker
  • 17 April 2016 “Opening the Hardened Heart” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 27 March 2016 “Balance and Imbalance” by Amy Owen
  • 20 March 2016 “Practicing Balance” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 13 March 2016 “Resilience: Balancing Despair and Hope” by Jim Coakley
  • 28 February 2016 “Anger through the Lens of Passion” by Rev. Everett Mitchell
  • 7 February 2016 “The Power of Anger in the Work of Love” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 10 January 2016 “The Courage to Create” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 22 November 2015 “Coming Home” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 8 November 2015 “Us And Them” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 25 October 2015 “Our Unique and Splendid Callings” by Julie Brock
  • 27 September 2015 “Reaching Out” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 16 August 2015 “Hopes and Dreams for Happiness” by Carin Bringelson
  • 9 August 2015 “Pride” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 26 July 2015 “Rejuvenation: Not Just Vacation” by Mary Wagner
  • 19 July 2015 “Generations” by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 21 June 2015 “BUUdhism” by Barbara Whitney
  • 24 May 2015 “Borders and Boundaries” by Ian W. Riddell
  • 17 May 2015 “The New Era” by Karen Quinlan
  • 10 May 2015 “What Are We Here For, Anyway?” by Karen Quinlan
  • 3 May 2015 “Hey, That’s My Space!” by Karen Quinlan
  • 19 April 2015 “Earth Day” by Peace, Justice, and Sustainability Group
  • 12 April 2015 “Commit2Respond: Committing” by Karen Quinlan
  • 5 April 2015 “Commit2Respond: Reconnecting” by Karen Quinlan
  • 29 March 2015 “Commit2Respond: Reckoning” by Karen Quinlan
  • 22 March 2015 “Commit2Respond: Reveling” by Karen Quinlan
  • 1 March 2015 “Congregation of Great Strength” by Karen Quinlan
  • 22 February 2015 “No Greater Love” by Karen Quinlan
  • 18 January 2015 “Movement-Building” by Karen Quinlan
  • 11 January 2015 “Flexibility and Grace” By Karen Quinlan
  • 4 January 2015 “New Beginnings: The Burning Bowl” By Karen Quinlan
  • 21 December 2014 “Darkness and Light: Active Hope” By Karen Quinlan
  • 14 December 2014: “Darkness and Light: Possibility” By Karen Quinlan
  • 7 December 2014: “Darkness and Light: Choice” By Karen Quinlan
  • 16 November 2014: “Gratitude: For Change” By Karen Quinlan
  • 9 November 2014: “Gratitude: For Each Other” By Karen Quinlan
  • 2 November 2014: “Gratitude: For Those Who Have Come Before” By Karen Quinlan
  • 26 October 2014: “My Journey, Your Journey, Our Journey” By Carin Bringelson
  • 12 October 2014: “Learning, Unlearning, Relearning” By Karen Quinlan
  • 5 October 2014: “At-One-Ment” by Karen Quinlan
  • 21 September 2014: “Reaping What We Sow” By Karen Quinlan
  • 14 September 2014: “I Do: Reflections on Covenant and Community” By Karen Quinlan
  • 7 September 2014: “Love Rains Down” By Karen Quinlan
  • 10 August 2014: “Gender and Gender Identity: Walking towards Trouble” by Bev Buhr
  • 3 August 2014: “Addictions Large and Small” by Leila Pine
  • 27 July 2014: “Signposts from the Wisdom Path” by JRRUC Stewardship Team
  • 20 July 2014: “Was the Declaration of Independence a Unitarian Universalist Document?” by Craig McComb
  • 13 July 2014: “Leadership As a Spiritual Practice” by Sarah Cook and Kim Reain
  • 6 July 2014: “Your NO Is as Sacred as Your YES” by Virginia Harrison and Kim Reain
  • February 2014: “Love Globally, Act Locally” by Carin Bringelson
  • 25 August 2013: “Bearing Witness to Climate Change” by Beth Esser
  • 11 August 2013: “Reflections on My Year as President” by Heike Saynisch
  • 4 August 2013: “Racial Equity in 2013” by Barb Whitney and Carin Bringelson
  • 14 July 2013: “The ABCs of Stewardship – Abundantly Building Community” by Carin Bringelson, Mark Lydon, and John Mathis