Speaker: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern

The Woman’s Point of View

Mary Church Terrell. Photograph from the Biographical Collection, [between 1880 and 1900, printed later]. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. https://www.loc.gov/item/97500102/ Collected on Unsplash.

So many of our mental models were created for and by men. The hero’s journey, for example, is a particular … read more.

Wolves, Narnia, and a Parliament of Fowls

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Wolves, Narnia, and a Parliament of Fowls
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That’s what Valentine’s Day is really all about. At least, that’s the best anyone can figure out, since this holiday, now dedicated to made-for-TV movies and keeping florists in business, has very murky origins. But there is some real wisdom embedded in its stories, with … read more.

What Matters Most

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What Matters Most
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No, I’m not going to tell you. You know what matters most to you — or, if you are still trying to figure that out, you are in the right place, because we support each other in discerning and living into our most profound values. … read more.

Power over Pity

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Power over Pity
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You heard the reflection, now hear the sermon: on how disability rights activists in this country both influenced and inherited the movement for African-American civil rights, and led themselves and everyone to greater liberation. Amy was unable to be at the January 17 service and … read more.

Free and Responsible

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Free and Responsible
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By highly unofficial survey, of the seven principles that we affirm and promote as a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, number four, “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning,” is the favorite. Today we delve into what … read more.

Power over Pity

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Power over Pity
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Disability rights activists in this country are both precursors to and inheritors of the movement for African-American civil rights. In casting off the restraints of pity and protectiveness, people with disabilities have led themselves and others to greater liberation. We’ll hear a small piece of … read more.

The Gift of Limitations

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The Gift of Limitations
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Our limitations don’t usually feel like a gift. But today we’ll hear some stories about surprising things that have happened in situations of difficult and unwanted constraints. Our guest preacher, Rev. Darcy Baxter, is in her seventh year of serving as the minister at the … read more.

Ctrl-Z

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Ctrl-Z
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Such a wonderful invention: the opportunity to undo something we have done and suddenly regret. What’s past may be prologue to the future, but we still have the power to rewrite. What would you like to do a little differently in your own life? What … read more.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
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We welcome Christmas, live-streamed from our beloved sanctuary, with stories, carols and special music, and candles. Come … read more.