Rev. Margret A. O'Neall

Creating the Future

The future is not something that happens to us; it is something we create in our lives each day, and in the dreaming we do for what may yet unfold.  As we dedicate our children and youth, we look to the promise that is in their hands. Read sermon pdf here.

Saving Daylight

This Sunday we “spring forward” and change the clocks, one more signal of the seasons’ turning and our movement through time.   If we were not mortal, time would not so much matter.  How do we live in a world where permanence and evanescence are always linked in our experience?   Read pdf here.

The Arc of the Universe

Unitarian minister Theodore Parker speculated that the arc of the moral universe bends toward justice.  With our human hands we do the bending, acting in love.  As we make our financial commitments to this historic church, how do we shape our choices and actions so that love and justice may triumph?   Read pdf here.

Love is the Spirit of This Church

How do we move from the loving connections that unify this congregation, flowing from the heart center of the mission statement, to the active practice of love as we go forth to live our values in the world?   Read pdf here.

Presidents and Precedents

As the nation celebrates Presidents Day weekend, let us take an opportunity to think about leadership, the models and examples from history, and how we may lead into a future of hope and vitality. Read pdf here.

Evolution, Love and Justice

Unitarian and scientist, Charles Darwin, born this date in 1809, is credited for the theory of evolution.  How are society and culture continuing to evolve toward a higher form, and what is our human role in the process?   Read pdf here.

Privilege

Why is the privilege of others so easy to see, while we are so often unaware of our own?  The more deeply we explore this challenging concept, the better we will understand the world in which we live. Read text as pdf here.

Living Into the Future

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of his dream for the future.  What is our dream for a future of hope and justice for all people?  What do we tell the children, about the past, the present and how we are working to create the future? Read as a pdf  

Joy in the Morning

All are welcome for this simple service of readings, stories and songs of the season, as we celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah, the timeless traditions of faith and light in the darkest time of the year.

On This Special Night

Our rituals of story, song, and candlelighting reflect the cycle of life and the love as we celebrate Christmas Eve and honor the first night of Hanukkah. All ages are welcome and nursery care will be provided. Bring a finger-food treat to share in the reception after the service.