The sermons of the Unitarian Society of Germantown in Philadelphia, PA

America’s Most Sacred, Rev. Kent Matthies and USG Choir

Forrest Church said that Thanksgiving is “America’s most sacred non-religious holiday.”  In practice this is probably the holiday most Americans celebrate.  It is sacred.  In our congregation we will once again celebrate with a bread communion.  Our children will bake and share bread. Pictured at right is the bread they made for the congregation last year. Celebrate gratitude and generosity!

Learn and Let Learn: Lessons from Flying Trapeze, Consulting Minister Rob Keithan and USG Choir

Whether at home, work, or play, life gives us endless opportunities to learn and to support learning. When are we the student, and when the teacher? This sermon will look at how we learn, how we help others, and why it matters.

Snuffed Out Candles, Rev. Kent Matthies and USG Choir

Einstein said he was a “devoutly religious man” because he was highly committed to the fact that “the most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious.  He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, a snuffed out candle.” Are there ways we can kindle our own flames with awe and wonder? If the answer is yes does it make a difference in the world?