You can read the text of the sermon on Darcey’s blog:
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 us create a place for ourselves in the future. But stories can also keep us stuck within the limits of their tropes and formulas. Stories that are unconnected to reality are unreliable guides for life in the real world. How do we tell stories grounded in the real world, yet expansive enough to guide us into a rapidly changing future?
The Rev. Darcey Laine is minister of the UU Church of Athens and Sheshequin in Athens, PA. She has also served with congregations in Stockton, CA, Towanda, PA, and Cortland, NY. She was UUCPA’s Minister of Religious Education from 2000 to 2007, and we are delighted to welcome her back to the pulpit.
Worship leader: Rev. Darcey Laine
Special music: Veronika Agranov-Dafoe, piano