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Sunday Messages Podcast
20 minutes | May 15, 2022
The Limits of Science
Our member Dennis Harbaugh talks about science -- what it is, what it isn't, and why that matters for Unitarian Universalists.
17 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
Out of the Muck: Lotus Blossoms, COVID-19, and Resurrection
From our service on Easter Sunday 2022, Pastor Emma talks about lotus blossoms, COVID-19, and resurrection.
14 minutes | Apr 10, 2022
The Unexamined Life
From our service on March 27, 2022, our member Karen Potter, talks about how to be present and experience your life without overthinking it.
20 minutes | Apr 3, 2022
Draw the Circle Wider
From our annual Stewardship Sunday, Pastor Emma Peterson talks about our circles of connections and how we can draw the circles wider.
31 minutes | Mar 27, 2022
Living Your Best at End of Life
Pastor Emma Peterson sits down with CVUU member and retired Hospice nurse Nancie Groszkruger in this conversational message that they have called "Living Your Best at End of Life: On Mortality, Hospice, and the Transforming Power of Compassionate End-of-Life Care."
18 minutes | Mar 20, 2022
The Early Life of the Buddha
From our service on February 20, 2022, Dr. John Burnight of the University of Northern Iowa talks to us about the early life of the Buddha.
21 minutes | Mar 13, 2022
Love, Sweet Love
From Valentine's Day weekend 2022, Pastor Emma Peterson delivers a message, "Love, Sweet Love: How the Romantic Relationship Became the Ultimate Goal and How That Harms Us."
19 minutes | Mar 6, 2022
Groundhog Day and the Nature of Hope
From our service on February 6, 2022, a message for Groundhog Day and the coming spring.
23 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
How to Make a Friend
From January 30, 2022, Pastor Emma Peterson talks about the loneliness epidemic and what we can do about it.
22 minutes | Feb 6, 2022
Finding Gratitude in the New Year
From our service on January 23, Heather Flory brings a message and meditation about gratitude.
20 minutes | Jan 30, 2022
Lessons from the Streambank
Guest speaker Clark Porter talks about the lessons we can learn from water, in "Lessons from the Streambank."
24 minutes | Jan 23, 2022
Science is Real
CVUU member Michaela Rich talks about the importance of curiosity and science education.
15 minutes | Dec 26, 2021
The Birth of Something New
From our service on Christmas Eve 2021, Pastor Emma Peterson delivers her homily, "The Birth of Something New."
21 minutes | Dec 5, 2021
On Healing: Ourselves, Each Other, and the Broken World
From November 21, 2021, Pastor Emma Peterson talks about healing.
22 minutes | Nov 27, 2021
Who is God to the Humanist?
From our service on November 14, 2021, Pastor Emma Peterson and our member Moria Brown deliver a co-sermon that explores the relationship between the humanist and God.
20 minutes | Nov 21, 2021
Loving the Hell Out of This World
From our service on November 7, Pastor Emma delivers a message called "Loving the Hell Out of This World: Exploring the Concept of Sin for Unitarian Universalists."
22 minutes | Nov 14, 2021
Waiting for the Light: Self-Care in the Shift of Seasons
Pastor Emma Peterson delivers a message about true self-care.
20 minutes | Nov 7, 2021
Festival of Darkness - Samhain Ritual
Pastor Emma Peterson leads us in a ritual for Samhain. If you would like to enact this ritual with us, it would be helpful to have in mind an ancestor you'd like to connect with, a small gift like bread or a drink of water, and an item that reminds you of your ancestor. White candles and crystals are optional.
18 minutes | Oct 24, 2021
Welcome, Fall: Changing Seasons
Pastor Emma Peterson talks about the change of seasons.
20 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
Cancel Columbus: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day
Pastor Emma Peterson delivers a message in honor of Indigenous peoples.
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