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Sermon Sampler

Our minister and guests have provided samples of their sermons or papers. To read them, please click on a title below.

Is Hope Evil?

"...I worry that hope can be, and often is a distraction, an excuse
for not getting on with the work at hand..."

“The End Of Racism”

"...Some I fear, will try to use this victory [Barack Obama being
elected president] as an
indication that racism is over,
when we [sadly] know it to be
alive and potent..."

A Unitarian Universalist
Perspective on Prayer

"...I was not always comfortable with the concept of prayer. I
grew up essentially unchurched, and most definitely outside of
the Christian tradition..."


Sara Goodman
President: Denny Broderick
Vice President: Susan Busker
Secretary: Paulette Lucas
Treasurer: Cher Zimmerman
Trustees: Wendy E
Trisha G


Jan 22
  • Buddhist Preit - Rev. Erich Morain. Social Justice through the lens of Zen

    Jan 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    We are becoming ever, smarter, weltherier, and more capable as a species but as a society we continue to face reoccuring cycles of poverty, prejudice, violence and marginalization which resist our best efforts to change. How is this possible? What can we do about it?

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Jan 29


We are a small congregation of women and men who came together to create a new Unitarian Universalist Church in the Rock Valley region of north central Illinois in 2001. With a common ground to search for meaning and a commitment to our spiritual journey, our membership includes people of diverse thought and action. This path strengthens our resolve to seek answers to difficult questions and teaches us how to work together while honoring the worth and dignity of every member. In every gathering we are exposed to new ideas and religious diversity from a variety of authors, teachers, and prophets. "Our vision is about…