Speaker: Rev. Terry Sweetser

Break the Tyranny of Fear

Universalist P.T. Barnum; the name alone conjures
ideas and imagination, preconceived notions of a man and philosophy. Known to
most of the world as the ‘Great American Showman‘, for more than 150
years, the weight of the Barnum name has forced associations of humbug and
merriment; the hyperbolic alongside … read more.

One Big Thing

We are here because
we dare to hope “the disciplined search for
truth and meaning” does not lead to a single
path, but to a vast interchange where truth meets truth, is forever changed and
then travels toward new and deeper places in the mind and heart. No, it … read more.

As If God Were There

I was seven years old when I had my first encounter with theology.
My mother made a batch of fudge, placed it in the refrigerator and decreed,
“Don’t touch until after supper. And just
because I’m not here,” she said, “don’t think you are alone with the
fudge. God … read more.

Wisdom to Love Yourself

Do you remember RuPaul’s hit Supermodel? RuPaul is the fantastic
drag star who famously promotes self-love and igniting your spark within. He
knows doing it is tough but possible. He puts it this way, “Look at me–a big
old black man under all of this makeup, and if … read more.

I Like Ike

In the midst of this presidential season we are stunned by impeachment and primaries. I recall as simpler time when a general, Dwight D. Eisenhower, defeated a Unitarian Universalist, Adelaide Stevenson. Then is now folks asked, “What will happen next?”

Practical Creativity

Our children teach us about creativity is that life’s waiting room is really a playground if we persist in having
a perspective of playfulness. Practical Creativity is playful
persistence. Practical creativity has its being
and its power in the way we move among the everyday events of our … read more.

Spiritual Creativity

What our children teach us about creativity is that life’s waiting room is really a playground if we persist in having a perspective of playfulness. Spiritual Creativity is about being like chil­dren with their toys. We must be willing to turn our pain and problems … read more.

Use It Up

Use it up; wear it out, make do; do without. That’s the mantra of my New England upbringing. I am a native of New Hampshire which prides itself as being the most frugal place in the country. The motto on New Hampshire’s license plates is … read more.

Woke

MLK Jr. urged UU’s in his 1964 Ware Lecture to wake up and stay woke. He talked about Rip Van Winkle. We remember that Rip Van Winkle slept twenty years. When he went up to bed the sign on the Inn had a picture of … read more.

The Integrity of Your Future Self

Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards wanted to go to the 1988 Winter Olympics and compete as a ski jumper. There were a couple of obvious problems with this. He was about 20-pounds heavier than the average ski jumper, he had no sponsor and his trainers spoke … read more.