I balance my preaching so that they are not all of any one type of theology nor tone. Some are pastoral, others call you to action. Some are nurturing and others bolster the congregation to act on justice issues. Even if a sermon is historical or informational, they all relate to current times and issues we face. Most worship I plan has a faith formation aspect and many have congregational activities engaging a variety of learning styles.
Queer is a Verb
Sunday, Oct 10, 2021
Are You a Religious Naturalist?
Sunday, July 18, 2021 – 10 am
The Joy of Food
December 5, 2021
The Theology of Dolly Parton
Sunday, April 25, 2021 – 10 am
Sermon: Love is Messy
Love rarely follows the path we expect. The more expectations we bring, the less pleased we are with the relationship. Love is messy and surprising. Using the film Antonia’s Line, as an example of familial and romantic love as well as the bond of love in acceptance of the whole person we can have more fulfilling relationships. This sermon was given at Bradford Community Church Unitarian Universalist, in Kenosha, WI by Denise M. Cawley in February of 2020.
Pathetic Spiritual Practice
Often, we get bogged down in taking care of our minds and spirits by avoiding activities that could soothe us, because we do not have capacity to do them perfectly. Here I talk about why you need and deserve ‘pathetic’ spiritual practice. If you aim for pathetic, the results will be anything but.
Spiritual Practice for Kids & Grown Ups
As people of faith, Unitarian Universalists and our friends and neighbors are all needing spiritual practice to keep ourselves well. Learn about how to fill your chalice, your cup of love in ways that will nourish your soul. This activity is spiritual art for ALL Ages.