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Current sermons by our Transitional Minister, Laurie Stuart ...

Title

Date

Healing from the Center 10/9/16
Responding to the Prophetic Voice 1/18/15
Our History 12/14/14
In Appreciation 11/9/14
In the Movie Version

10/26/14

Longing to Belong 10/12/14
New Possibilities in an Uncertain World 9/28/14
To the Waters 9/7/14

 

And a 'few' sermons from the past ...

Title

Date

Standing on the Side of Love 9/20/09
Gluttony 11/30/08
The Courage to be Cheap 11/23/08
Accepting and Encouraging One Another 4/6/08
Easter Sunday: The Wonder Of It All 3/23/08
Enriching Our Programs, Enriching Our Lives 3/16/08
1/06/08
11/11/07
11/04/07
10/28/07
7/15/07
4/8/07
3/25/07
1/28/07
1/21/07
1/14/07
12/17/06
12/10/06
12/3/06
11/5/06
9/24/06
8/30/06
7/30/06
7/9/06
3/26/06
3/12/06
1/22/06
1/8/06
12/25/05
12/24/05
12/18/05
11/27/05
10/30/05
10/16/05
10/9/05
9/25/05

 

 

The Richard Borden Excellence in Sermons Awards

In an effort to promote excellence in Unitarian Universalist sermons, The Richard Borden Sermon Award is an award to recognize excellence in sermon writing for Unitarian Universalist ministers.

These awards have been discontinued as of 2007.

The winning sermons and their authors for 2007 were:

First Place:
Learning the Principles by Heart
Leslie Becknell, Andover Newton Theological School

Second Place:
Can't We Get Along? Loving Your (Political) Opponent
Jessica Purple Rodela, Meadville Lombard Theological School

Runners Up:
(listed alphabetically by author)

Putting 'Labor' Back in Labor Day
David Breeden, Meadville Lombard Theological School

What We Can Do For Religion Today
Holly Anne Lux-Sullivan, Meadville Lombard Theological School

Embracing Our Aging
Catherine Senghas, Andover Newton Theological School

The winning sermons and their authors for 2006 were:

First Place:
• Sharing a Journey
- Lisa Sargent, Starr King School for the Ministry
Runner-Ups :
• Getting Real About Food
- Ana Porter, University of Chicago Divinity School
• Contemporary Slavery: You Can Make a Difference - Kathryn Ellis, Meadville Lombard Theological School
• Resisting Reasonable Atrocity - David Schwartz, Harvard Divinity School

The winning sermon writers and their sermons for 2005 are:

First Prize Winners:
* Music and Meditation: Resolving Conflict in a Warring World - Meadville Lombard ministerial candidate, Bret Lortie
* The Spiritual Imperative of Choice - Rev. Krista Taves, Interim, New Orleans
* Watch One Hour With Me - Rev Cynthia Frado, Westboro, MA

Second Prize Winner:
* A Not-So-Quiet Week in Lake Wobegon - Rev. Randolph Becker, Park Forest, IL

The extraordinary generosity shown by an anonymous donor providing funds for the Richard Borden Sermon Award highlights the importance of preaching ministry in our lives. This award will recognize the theological power and diversity of sermonic excellence in the Unitarian Universalist tradition.