Speaker: Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer

Four Paths, Four Yogas

The Hindu faith, recognizing that different people processes information—including “spiritual” information—differently, recognize four different yogas (jnana, bhakti, karma, raja) for the four different types of people (reflective, heart centered, work centered, and body centered) *Please note, we return to two services this week, at 9:00 … read more.

Water Communion

Annual ingathering and re-commitment ceremony where members and friends are invited to bring a vial of water symbolic of their summer activities and pour it into a common bowl with a few words about the days ahead. After service, all are invited to our annual … read more.

ESUC History: Part 3, A Tribute to Joan Montagnes

The mid-sixties through the mid-two-thousand-teens, with particular attention to the nine-year ministry of the Reverend Joan Montagnes.

“The ESUC Story: Part III, A Tribute to Joan Montagnes”

Chadbourne Spring served East Shore through the first growing
years, helping the church establish itself in the community with a church
structure … read more.

Creative Disillusionment

Reverend Furrer preaching on recognizing the creative potential in disillusionment; how to avoid despair and re-engage.

“Creative Disillusionment”

This
morning I want to preach on disillusionment. Disillusionment is a common
experience the world over. Many religious liberals are disillusioned with the
growing political ascendancy of the Religious Right; environmentalists
disillusioned with … read more.

A Flowering of Creativity

Czech Unitarian Norbert Čapek created the Flower Communion as a simple ritual, free from orthodox baggage, and a time to celebrate our common values and shared commitments. Bring a flower from your garden or elsewhere to contribute to the altar/focal point display. ESUC Annual Congregational … read more.

Question Box

Everything you ever wanted to hear from the minister, but were afraid to ask. Please bring to a 3” X 5” card to the service (or get one there) with a question for the Minister, Stephen Furrer. Question Cards will be picked up partway through … read more.

Healing Touches & Songs

Rev. Furrer’s Mothers Day tribute to mothers and all who practice kindly and nurturing motherly behavior.

“Healing
Touches and Songs”

May 12, 2019

My title this morning derives
from memories of my own Mother. She had a beautiful voice and my earliest
memories include those of her singing as she attended … read more.

Thoreau and the Roots of Earth Day & the Ecology Movement

Rev. Furrer preaches on the Transcendentalist Unitarian Henry David Thoreau and his legacy.

Transcendentalism =
Insofar as God is knowable it’s in the direct unmediated experience of nature.

H.D. Thoreau (1817-1862)      Surveyor,
pencil maker, activist, writer, and all around iconoclast. HDT praised simplicity and staying put. He walked everywhere. … read more.

Heretical Resurrection

A Unitarian Universalist understanding of the death and resurrection symbolism found in the Easter story.

“Heretical Resurrection

Today is Easter. Among orthodox
Christians, Easter is the most important day of the year, celebrating Jesus’
bodily resurrection into heaven. Death and resurrection are central to orthodox
theology and call for … read more.

To Spring, to Leap, to Jump Over Lightly

This morning Reverend Furrer will preach about Passover. Passover begins on Friday evening, April 19 at dusk and continues for eight days; it’s one of Judaism’s major holidays and it’s probably the origin of Christianity’s Last Supper. What does it teach Unitarian Universalists today?

“The Spring, … read more.

What’s So Funny?

A whimsical look at the scientific study to determine the world’s funniest joke. Holly House vote following worship.

“What’s So Funny?”

March 24, 2019

I want to preach this morning on humor. As an intern minister
in San Francisco years ago my mentor was the Reverend David O. Rankin. … read more.