Speaker: Rev. Ellen Quaadgras

Creating Home

Scott Taylor writes “Just saying the word ‘belonging’ conjures it up: The hunger to be included; the longing to be let in. […] It’s the hoped for Holy Grail at the end of our journeys…. Or is it just the beginning?” Congregational life is a … read more.

Who are we? “Whose” are we?

From the time we are born we are defining who we are – I like sushi, but not broccoli. I prefer tennis to ice hockey. I want to go into politics or absolutely not. And from the time we are born our identity impacts “whose” we are – I’m a girl/boyscout and here is my troop, I’m a sports fan like the rest of my family, I’m a Republican/Democrat/Independent just like (or not like) the rest of my neighborhood. How does our identity – the one we create or the one we are given, shape our sense of where we belong? How might we expand our feeling of being at home in the world?

On Emergence: The Power of the Pause

The Power of the Pause
By Rev. Ellen Quaadgras
Westminster Unitarian Church
April 10, 2018

First Reading I Remember Galileo by Gerald Stern – For online: http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/gerald_stern/poems/18057

Second Reading I Go Among Trees by Wendell Berry – For online: http://www.stevenkharper.com/igoamongtrees.html

http://www.westminsteruu.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Power-of-the-Pause-4-8-18.mp3

Sermon:
I feel for that little … read more.

Where do we go from here? Freeing ourselves from the legacy of the past

Where do we go from here? Freeing ourselves from the legacy of the past

By Rev. Ellen Quaadgras

Westminster Unitarian Church

May 1, 2017

 

 

Listen to the full sermon here:

http://www.westminsteruu.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Where-do-we-go-from-here.mp3

 

Welcome & Announcements

I don’t know how many of you are aware but Peter Morales, the president of our Unitarian … read more.

Gaining Freedom – A Sermon for Passover

Gaining Freedom – A Sermon for Passover
By Rev. Ellen Quaadgras
Westminster Unitarian Church
April 19, 2017

First Reading
When the escape from Egypt was certain, when the last furious wave had closed over their enemies’ heads and the dangerous waters lay smooth again, … read more.

Curiosity and the “Third Story”

Curiosity and the Third Story
By Rev. Ellen Quaadgras
Westminster Unitarian Church
March 12, 2017

 

First Reading
 By Rev. Christine Robinson

“Our tolerance of diversity is not just the sort that “suffers fools gladly,” you see, it is the sort of tolerance which believes that truth emerges … read more.