On the occasion of my final sermon as your minister, and on the Sunday before Grand Illumination, I will reflect on what it means to see the world as “illuminated.” This is the greatest gift our UU faith has given me: to experience the world … read more.
Speaker: Reverend Dr. Rob Hardies
Alice Walker said, “People come to church not to find God, but to share God.” This is the premise and the promise of Unitarian Universalism: That each of us brings to this community a name or two for the Sacred that reflects our own religious … read more.
Some of us have come to the sea for the summer—for rest, play and renewal. Others of us have been here a lifetime. Whether we’re daytrippers, weekenders, wash-ashores or lifers, what are the spiritual lessons the sea can teach us?
Our relationships are paths to the sacred—paths to meaning and love in our lives. This morning we consider relationship as a spiritual practice. What are the habits and disciplines that make for a fulfilling and enriching long-term relationship: either between two people, or between a … read more.
The author of the hymn Amazing Grace famously likens grace to the state of having been lost and then found: I once was lost but now am found. But can the opposite be true, too? Can we experience grace even when we’re feeling “lost”?
Rev. Hardies kicks-off his summer residency on island with a sermon about how we maintain spiritual resilience in difficult times—and how we sustain it over the long haul. Drawing lessons from the story of Moses and the Burning Bush, Rev. Hardies will share insights for … read more.
When I was on island in April, many of us spent Earth Day taking a meditative nature walk at Polly Hill Arboretum. At one point during the walk, I found myself drawn to sit and meditate beneath one of the arboretum’s great cypress … read more.
Monseñor Oscar Romero once said, “There are some things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried.” This Sunday, a first-grader’s question to me about a Buddhist figurine opens up a reflection on loss, grief and compassion.
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In the summer of 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved to a cabin along the shores of Walden Pond. His two-year retreat at Walden helped launch the modern environmental movement. What most people don’t know is that just one year earlier, Thoreau nearly destroyed the very … read more.
A Chapel by the Sea, The Re-Dedication of Stevens Chapel
with Reverend Rob Hardies at Stevens Chapel and live streamed on Zoom