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Podcasts from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (UUCPA). At UUCPA, we come together to support one another in our continuing commitment to a free and loving search for spiritual meaning and to the expression of that meaning in our community and in our lives. For more information visit www.uucpa.org.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto

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Podcasts from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (UUCPA). At UUCPA, we come together to support one another in our continuing commitment to a free and loving search for spiritual meaning and to the expression of that meaning in our community and in our lives. For more information visit www.uucpa.org.

    Reflections of a Ladies Man

    Reflections of a Ladies Man

    Who gets written out of history, and whose stories have been lost to us until they are retold? Rev. Barnaby Feder tells us about two, Rev. Phebe Hanaford and Rev. Elizabeth Padgham, and we’ll even hear directly from them!



    Barnaby comes to us today from ... read more.

    • 25 min
    Building the Foundation

    Building the Foundation

    Over many decades, our congregation has helped countless people to get under a roof (oftentimes ours!) and to find transitional and permanent housing. Frustratingly, housing and homelessness are even more acute problems than ever. AND: no one is better situated than us to figure out ... read more.

    • 24 min
    Hope and Courage

    Hope and Courage

    “The opiate of the theologians” . . . “a threat to Christianity” . . . “a pernicious heresy”: What is this terrifying doctrine? Universalism. We celebrate it this morning in what is, by one reckoning, the 250th anniversary year of its blossoming on this continent. ... read more.

    • 24 min
    Stories Like Constellations

    Stories Like Constellations

    You can read the text of the sermon on Darcey’s blog:



    Stories Like Constellations



    We are constantly making up stories about why things happen and what those events mean. A good story can help us through hard times. A good story can help ... read more.

    • 18 min
    The Quest for Immortality

    The Quest for Immortality

    In this intergenerational service, we celebrate Easter with stories, very special music, and a traditional animal of the season: the cicada.



    Photo of cicada’s wings (c) Roger Smith, used by permission



    Worship leader: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern



    Special Music: Karen Van Dyke, flute, and ... read more.

    • 17 min
    Making the Invisible Visible

    Making the Invisible Visible

    Invisible people roll past us, walk among us, even speak to us . . . and what’s even stranger, we are sometimes invisible to them. This isn’t a fantasy movie, but instead, a strange fact of our existence, one that Passover urges us to challenge ... read more.

    • 26 min

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