Rev. Margret A. O'Neall

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.

Lights of the Season

People of many cultures light fires to bring hope in the darkness.  Together we celebrate the rituals of the pagan Yule log, the lights of Divali, the candles of Hanukkah, the Advent wreath and the Christmas tree, Kwaanza and Chalica — all lighting our lives with hope and love.

Sing of Hope

The gifts of the Christmas season include the music that engages our memories and dreams, our hopes and longings. Lifting our voices together, we fill the space with the sounds that lighten our spirits in this season of darkness and light. Read sermon here as pdf

The Gift of Gratitude

In this time of Thanksgiving, we welcome children into this congregation with a ceremony of dedication, committing to support the child and family as they grow. A sense of gratitude is one gift that we can give our children as they navigate their way through a complex world. Click here to read sermon: Music: Quinton Cain … Continued

Voices

Your voice is clear. In this traditional service of Bread Communion, Search Committee members share with you some of the voices we have gathered from the congregation, in a chorus that has inspired as we search for your minister. Music: Bill Flanagan, hammered dulcimer Click on sermon title to read sermon as pdf