Speaker: Rev. Chris Rothbauer

Christmas is a Risk

In our annual Christmas Eve service, we will sing carols and tell the story of the birth of Jesus as we are reminded why Christmas represents such a risk to the way we see the world. Please stay after the service for refreshments and fellowship.

Focusing to See The Light

The Winter Solstice is the darkest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and it can be difficult to see the light. Just so, our lives often seem so hopeless that it can be difficult to see the path forward. In this service, Rev. … read more.

The Persistence of Calling

In Unitarian Universalism, we often talk of being called to a particular ministry in the world. What does it mean to be called to do something? In this service, Rev. Chris will examine why it is so important to recognize and live out our individual … read more.

Tell Me All Your Secrets

People keep secrets for a variety of reasons, but have you ever considered that some secrets can be more harmful than good? In this service, Rev. Chris will examine why telling your truth may be your best spiritual medicine.

Reality is the Leading Cause of Stress

In this season of holiday shopping and final exams, the busyness and pressure of it all can be a major source of stress. In this service, Rev. Chris will examine the nature of stress and how we can cope in this difficult month.

To Tell Stories and Break Bread

In our annual bread offering service, we will give thanks for our bounty symbolically through the breaking of bread and remind ourselves to give thanks in this season of gratitude.

On the Virtues and Perils of Sacrifice

We live in a culture that often romanticizes sacrifice as one of our ultimate virtues, but when is sacrifice too much? In this sermon, Rev. Chris will examine the dangers of sacrificing too much of ourselves to the world and how we can strike balance.

This Sacred Thread

In our annual Day of Remembrance service, we will remember those who have gone before us and remind ourselves why it is so important to keep their memories alive.

May Nothing Evil Cross This Door

So often, darkness has been used a metaphor for evil and vileness, but it need not be so. In honor of Halloween and Diwalli, Rev. Chris will show why light and darkness need each other and why the categories of “good” and “bad” don’t really … read more.