Rev. Rod Richards

Question Collection

Do you have questions for me? They could be about the Fellowship, or theology, or current events, or Unitarian Universalism, or whatever is on your heart and mind. At the beginning of the service I’ll invite you to write questions on index cards, which will … read more.

Making a Difference

Social justice has always been central to Unitarian Universalist spirituality. What forms does that take in our present age? How might we connect? How do we prepare for the work?

Take Care

It’s a common phrase, often used in closing a letter or email, or as part of a spoken goodbye. “Take good care of yourself,” we say, as if that were an easy thing to figure out how to do. What are the ways we find … read more.

Double Down

It’s a term we hear a lot these days in the media, referring to the impassioned repetition of a questionable claim even after it is proven false. Where did this phrase come from? What does it hide?

The Way We Talk

The ways in which we speak can inspire a range of responses. How do we become aware–and intentional–about how we speak in a climate that has wildly inconsistent standards about communication that is proper, respectful, and effective.

On This Rock

One of the definitions of “conviction” is “a firmly held belief or opinion.” But convictions can sometimes run deeper than opinions and survive across changing beliefs. Where do convictions come from? How do they guide us?

Loud and Proud

Most religions and ethical systems speak of the virtues of humility. Is there a place for healthy pride? Is pride the opposite of humility? Where do the two meet?

We, the People

What does patriotism look like in 2018? Hand over the heart? Taking a knee? How do we express a love for country along with our commitment to resisting the most destructive forces within it?

Whatever Makes You Happy

Happiness is often held up as a worthy goal, even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence as an “unalienable right” (life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness). But is happiness, ultimately, what we are all after? What else do we wish for from this life? … read more.

Don’t Be Afraid of Some Change

We will sing together, honor our awesome RE teachers and assistants, celebrate our community in preparation for the Annual Meeting, and look out toward the future…enter, rejoice, and come in!