Sermon audio can be found on each service’s page (select the service title below), followed by a video of the full service if available (starting April 12, 2020). If you want an audio recording for a Sunday service beyond just the sermon, please send an email to audio-recordings@uucpa.org and specify the date of the service recording you want.

A Longing of the Soul

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
A Longing of the Soul
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9:30 am service: outdoors and in-person only.
11 am service: online only.

Today’s service is the first in a series: Why do we do that in the service? Let’s consider Caring and Sharing, our name for what many congregations call “pastoral prayers” or “prayers of the … read more.

Plastic. Policies. People. Power.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Plastic. Policies. People. Power.
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9:30 am service: outdoors and in-person only.
11 am service: online only.

Sometimes a single, simple change can illuminate a very big problem–and what we can do about it. UUCPA’s own single-use plastics policy, implemented for the first time last month, provides a case study in … read more.

Water Communion: Nothing Unconnected

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Water Communion: Nothing Unconnected
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Our annual, intergenerational Water Communion restores our sense of connection with all beings, as we pour our different waters into one vessel.

Please do not think your water has to have come from “someplace special.” It is special because it comes from you and from … read more.