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Unconventional

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Sermon by Rev. Sara Milford, September 9, 2018 – As much as we know it to be true that we aren’t perfect, that we can’t do everything or know everything, there’s something in our society that has conditioned us to believe that we can be those things. Our working norm is that we just need x, […]

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What We Believe & Why We Do What We Do

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Sermon by Rev. Sara Milford, September 2, 2018 – There’s such familiarity in today’s readings that I feel they must be written on our hearts. These words of love, joy, and unity; words of encouragement and instruction; and words of Truth. These are words we live by–what we believe and what we do. If you […]

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Power & Transportation

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Sermon by Rev. Sara Milford – August 26, 2018 We arrive at the height of King Solomon’s reign today, as we hear how he offers his prayer of dedication for the Temple he was destined to build. We skip over the chapters that offer exquisite detail (in archaic architectural terms) the dimensions of the temple […]

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Being Filled

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Sermon by Rev. Sara Milford, August 19, 2018 – One of my favorite stories that I remember reading about Zen Buddhism is the story of the student who finally gets the chance to go to the master teacher so he can “get” it. Whatever books he’s read or classes he’s taken or meditations he’s done, […]

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Little Big Instructions

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Sermon by Rev. Sara Milford, August 12, 2018 – Maybe because it’s back to school time, but I get a feeling from the letter to the Ephesians that this is an “All-I-really-need-to-know-I-learned-in-kindergarten” kind of lesson. There are, of course, posters of the kindergarten lessons that Robert Fulghum found particularly book-worthy, and you can look those up later, but […]