Yellow Leaves, Golden Memories

By Rev. Terry A. Davis Delivered at Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Sunday, October 14, 2012   If I were to describe my childhood family to you, I could tell you many things about us. There were five of us. We were middle class. We lived in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. We ate spaghetti after mass every Sunday. […]

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For Everything a Season

By Rev. Terry Davis Delivered at Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation on  Sunday, October 7, 2012   As we read today’s Responsive Reading together – and whenever I encounter these ancient words from the Hebrew Scriptures – it’s hard for me not to think of the Byrds . . . that’s b-y-r-d-s . . . and nuns with guitars. That’s because the […]

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Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

By Rev. Terry Davis Delivered to Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation, September 23, 2012 They don’t make theaters like The Plaza on Ponce anymore. A few miles from my home in Morningside, this Atlanta landmark has been spared the wrecking ball perhaps countless times. After several changes in ownership, it seems to have finally found its niche as an Indie movie house […]

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Looking in the Mirror

By Rev. Terry Davis  Delivered to Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation on September 16, 2012 I was late. Yesterday was the day of Northwest’s Board retreat . . . a day where we planned to gather in the backyard of one of our Board members for a discussion of hopes and priorities for the coming year. The meeting facilitator asked us to […]

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A Wing and a Prayer

By Rev. Terry Davis  Delivered at Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation on August 26, 2012 The year was 1943. The day was February 26 . . .  a little over 14 months since the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and the decision by President Roosevelt to declare war on Japan. A B-17 Flying Fortress bomber – a plane piloted by a man […]

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Great Expectations

By Rev. Terry Davis Delivered at Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation on August 19, 2012 This past Thursday, a miracle occurred. Well, perhaps it wasn’t much of a miracle if you follow Chipper. On Thursday at Turner Field, veteran Braves baseball player Chipper Jones hit his two-thousand, seven hundredth run. He accomplished this feat – of all evenings – on Chipper Jones […]

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The Joy of Ministry

Rev. Morris Hudgins Retirement Celebration NWUUC Sunday, June 3, 2012 I want to thank you for asking me to speak this evening, Morris. The topic was an assignment worth wrestling with. The Joy of Ministry By Rev. Joan Armstrong Davis A month or so ago I was shopping in the bookstore here at Northwest and I picked up a biography […]

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All You Need is Love

By Rev. Terry Davis Wow, what a week this has been. I can honestly say that this is the first time I’ve ever participated in an eight-day interview. It has been truly wonderful to get the chance to meet so many of you. Gail and I have both been touched by your warmth, your hospitality and your sense of anticipation. […]

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Liberal is not a Four-Letter Word

The Rev. Dr. Morris W. Hudgins Northwest UU Congregation March 11, 2012 Introduction Some months ago, I gave a sermon in which I make the case that one can be a religious liberal and a political and economic conservative. Today I will make the case for religious liberalism. The word “liberal” is not politically correct these days. If you are […]

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Tales of Darwin

TALES OF DARWIN By Thomas B. Meyers*   PART 1:  BACKGROUND TO THE CONTROVERSY BISHOP JAMES USHER About 6,000 years ago, more precisely on Sunday, October 23, 4004 BC, God created “light.”  This was the first day of creation and the world was completed in five more days – man being created on the 6th day.  These were the calculations of […]

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