The Dog Days of Summer

THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER The Rev. Dr. Morris W. Hudgins Northwest UU Congregation August 21, 2011 Introduction Summer has long been my favorite time of year because of baseball and warm days, and mowing the lawn, and the leisurely pace that comes with summer. It is a time to swim and play golf, gather with family, and catch up […]

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Trust the Common Good

The Rev. Dr. Morris W. Hudgins Northwest UU Congregation June 19, 2011 Introduction Northwest is a congregation in-between settled ministers. You are also a church in-between visions. Some say you have never had a clear mission. Whatever the case, you are in need of looking at who you are and where you are going. I want to encourage you to […]

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The Values We Cherish

THE VALUES WE CHERISH Northwest UU Congregation The Rev. Dr. Morris W. Hudgins March 20, 2011 Meditation: “When Life is Messy” by Dick Gilbert Introduction I will say in the beginning, that this sermon has been through several rewrites. I thank everyone for their input, but in the end I speak only for myself. I seek to heal, not harm, […]

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The Most Influential Theologian on Liberal Religion

Northwest UU Congregation The Rev. Dr. Morris Hudgins February 27, 2011 Introduction When I became a Unitarian Universalist minister, 38 years ago, I asked my new colleagues, “What theologian most eloquently expresses our UU beliefs and values?” I was surprised to hear the complete silence in the room. I wondered, “Do we not have some leading theologians? Is there not […]

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Environmental Justice

Reflection on Environmental Justice – 2/13/11 Bob Fletcher In 1982, a large number of citizens in Warren County, North Carolina protested against burial of 60,000 tons of PCB-contaminated soil in a landfill located in a township with a 69% minority population. This community had the third-lowest per capita income in the state. Thus, the concept of Environmental Justice was firmly […]

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What if Everything You Ever Wanted wasn’t Enough?

Reflection by Susan Burnore January 2, 2011 Today’s topic reminds me of when I met Helene Johnson. I had just started coming to Northwest, my first exposure to Unitarian Universalism, and the very first topic for a discussion group I attended was the Meaning of Life. I thought, “Hooray! I just found the UUs and they’re already going to tell […]

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What Jesus Meant

WHAT JESUS MEANT The Rev. Dr. Morris W. Hudgins Northwest UU Congregation December 12, 2010 Introduction One of my favorite books of recent years is a book I read titled, “What Jesus Meant; The Beatitudes and a Meaningful Life” by Erik Kolbell. The author was Minister of Social Justice at Riverside Church in New York when he wrote this book. […]

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Our Transylvania Roots

THE STORY OF FRANCIS DAVID The Rev. Dr. Morris W. Hudgins Northwest UU Church November 14, 2010             Good morning, my name is Francis David.   I lived in Transylvania in the 16th century.  Have you heard of Transylvania?  What can you tell me about my country?  Unfortunately, the thing most people know about my country has to do with a legend—the […]

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Sharing Your Spiritual Journey, Part I

THE SPIRITUAL PATH WE CHOOSE: THE PATH OF WORK The Rev. Dr. Morris W. Hudgins Northwest UU Congregation October 24, 2010 Introduction The twentieth century was a century of change for Unitarian Universalism.  It began as primarily two liberal Christian denominations.  Many Unitarians and Univeralists affirmed the Social Gospel of the early twentieth century.  Then was the advent of what […]

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The Future of Our Faith

THE FUTURE OF OUR FAITH Northwest UU Congregation The Rev. Morris W. Hudgins October 10, 2010 Introduction I completely understand David’s and Keith’s emotion after attending a General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association. I remember my first General Assembly. It was over 35 years ago, and I remember it like it was yesterday. It took place in Boston, MA. […]

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