Speaker: Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Furrer

Flower Communion

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.

Pursuing Excellence

Rev. Furrer preaches on what pursuing excellence here at ESUC would require of us going forward… and the manifold benefits it will generate for both our membership and the greater Bellevue community.

“Pursuing Excellence”

March 3, 2019

Mohandas Gandhi once made a list of
what he called The Seven … read more.

From Hopelessness to Hope

Rev. Furrer preaches on how not to commit suicide. On beating the mid-winter blues. Health and sanity in the midst of darkness and gloom.

“From Hopelessness to Hope”

February 17, 2019

This time
of year can be depressing for some people. The avalanche of snow over the last
nine days … read more.

Have We A Dream Too?

Unitarian Universalists’ promise and prospects for building beloved community in the days and months ahead. Notes on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. Please note, the 11:00 a.m. service is a multigenerational service also focusing on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Have … read more.