Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay

The Wholly Family, A Multigenerational Service

An annual celebration of the many ways we are family. Over the years, family stories have been shared by people of many ages, races, economic conditions and family configurations: GBLTQ, “traditional” couples, one parent, and single-person families. Childcare for infants to three-year-olds will be available in the Parish House.

Safe and Sacred Space

A meditation and sermon by Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay Audio Recording To listen to this meditation, click on the arrow below, at the left side of the box: Meditation: Winter Lake “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow?  Or have you seen the treasuries of the hail?  From whose womb did the ice come … Continued

Significant Other Church

A sermon by Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay Audio Recording To listen to this sermon, click on the arrow below, at the left side of the box: Sermon Text Many years ago, as many of you know, I lived in Athens, Greece for a few years.  Those were some of the most challenging, most shaping, most … Continued

MLK: Looking Beyond Justice

A sermon by Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay Sermon text Here’s the thing about a dream.  It just comes to you.  Whether you want it, whether you don’t, whether you love it, or hate it.  Whether you cherish it and try to find it again, to dream it again, or whether you dread it, and wake … Continued

Football and Justice: Fire in the Belly

A sermon by Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay Audio Recording To listen to this sermon, click on the arrow below, at the left side of the box: Sermon Mostly when I think of football and justice, I think of Colin Kaepernick courageously taking a knee, showing how football and justice can be paired – and how … Continued

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

A reflection by Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay The First Nowell…. is so familiar, we hardly need to retell it as we do every Christmastide.  The census, the journey, Bethlehem so crowded, the inn, the stable, the beasts, the birth, the annunciation by angels to shepherds, the shepherds hastening to see the infant, who will shepherd, … Continued

Multigenerational Christmas Eve Service

A Christmas Reflection by Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay What joy to celebrate all these infants, our future, to remember the power of every human being to make a difference in the world as we celebrate the beautiful, impossible, beloved story of the nativity.   At this time of year, I always think of the message of … Continued

Solstice: A Multigenerational Service

Our multigenerational solstice celebration will have something for all as we enter the time of Yule and honor the season’s power and beauty, here and now. Childcare for ages newborn through three will be available in the Parish Hall.

What does Hannukah Hold for Adults?

A sermon by Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay Audio Recording To listen to this sermon, click on the arrow below, at the left side of the box: Sermon Text So – can I interest you in Hannukah?  Having talked Fred into that duet, you know I’m going to give it my best shot.  Because despite the … Continued

Contending with our Inner Grinch: How Grateful Are We … Really?

A Sermon by Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay Audio Recording To listen to this sermon, click on the arrow below, at the left side of the box: Sermon Text Last week we led a multigenerational service citing some pretty grown up texts and resources.  This week we’re doing a grown-up service using a couple of very … Continued