Sermons from Northlake Unitarian Universalist in Kirkland, WA. We are a progressive, inclusive community made up of people with many different backgrounds and beliefs. We are guided by moral principles, such as the belief in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and we draw inspiration from many sources, such as history, science, literature, the arts, nature, and world religions. Services are held Sunday mornings, 10:25 - 11:45. We invite you to listen to any of these sermons as a sampling of what you might experience on a Sunday morning at Northlake. Our services are also filled with instrumental music, singing hymns together, listening to a children’s story and inspirational readings, and sharing of our Joys and Sorrows.
The Trouble with Normal – Rev. Nancy Reid-McKee
After months of quarantining we are being pushed to return to “normal”. But should we? Could we use this lesson as a way to change destructive habits? And what is the cost to the front-line workers in returning to the previous habits? Let’s look at this closer. [Recording opens with “We Are Not in the Same Boat” by an unknown author.]
Honoring Those Who Nurture – Rev. Nancy Reid-McKee
Excerpts from our Mother’s Day Online Service – opens with the song “There is a Love” sung by Dave, then Trish reads “Circle of Care” by Lisa Bovee-Kemper. Rev. Nancy shares a “Prayer For All Who Mother” by Victoria Weinstein, and her own reflection, titled Honoring Those Who Nurture.
The Failure of Perfectionism – Rev. Nancy Reid-McKee
The Failure of Perfectionism – by Nancy Reid-McKee.
In This Together – Rev. Nancy Reid-McKee
A reflection for Stewardship Sunday.
The Re-combobulation Zone – Nancy Reid-McKee
We have entered a time of uncertainty. This is the time between realizing we are in a crisis, but before knowing the extent of it. This time is unsettling, it is much like passing through airport security, trying to get reorganized before we board the plane for the real trip. How do we become recombobulated?
Practicing Compassion – Diane Fennema
Long-time Northlaker Diane Fennema speaks about practicing compassion in the times of coronavirus. This homily was given as part of our virtual service on Zoom on 3/29/20.