Sermons by Reverend Amanda Aikman

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Always, Always, Something Sings


A birdsong in midwinter. A thread in the labyrinth. A rose in the desert. There are so many metaphors for that mysterious truth, echoed in all ages and places, that the voice of Love is always calling to us. How do we discern that voice, pay attention to it, find the courage to respond?

Dance on a Brinkl


You are closer to glory leaping an abyss/than upholstering a rut,” said poet James Broughton. What are the perils and rewards of risk-taking, and what can spur us to taking more risks in our precious lives?



The late UU minister Forrest Church defined religion as “our human response to the dual reality of being alive and having to die.”  What happens after we die? Let’s explore this almost-taboo subject from some unusual and possibly amusing angles.

The Invoice


A fable: a ridiculously huge invoice leads a puzzled man to solve the mystery of what constitutes a life of happiness and meaning.