Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay

Revenge: A Story of Hope

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 Especially now, when our nation is so bitterly riven about everything: who we are, what we are, what we stand for, who we stand with, what future … Continued

All Souls

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 Well, it’s surely hard – or fate – to be preaching this sermon in the wake of losing one of my two beloved dogs.  Joey, my big, … Continued

When We’re Out of Prayers

A sermon by Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay Welcome Welcome and again Good Morning!  It is so good to be together, especially now, especially in this autumn full of so much – joy and hope, struggle and suffering.  The stories we all know and share, the stories we each carry and maybe don’t share – we … Continued

Postcards from the Edge of Civility: Is Facebook Faithful?

A sermon by Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay Opening Words: Community Means Strength, Starhawk We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been—a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having … Continued

The End is Where You Start From, Part 1

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 Avinu malkeinu, avinu malkeinu, avinu malkeinu, chaneinu v’a neinu, Ki ein banu ma’a –asim. Asei imanu, tzedakah va chessed Asei imanu, tzedakah va chessed Ve hoshi einu. Avinu … Continued

The Point of Welcome, or A Secret History of I-95

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: The word for beginning, in Greek, is “arxi,”  It’s an ancient word.  Its roots go back to the idea of a beginning, but also to something primary or … Continued

Homecoming and Water Communion

Join us for the first service of the new church year as we welcome our new minister Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay and celebrate the beginning of our new church year together. Gather with us on the front lawn of the church this first Sunday to process into the Meeting House. Bring a small sample of … Continued

We Would Be One

A sermon by Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay, delivered at the First Unitarian Church, Providence RI, April 23, 2017 OPENING WORDS And now it’s my turn to add my welcome to everyone here in this church that has already been so very welcoming to me. Thank you for welcoming me. Thank you for being here. I … Continued