Category Archives: Sermons – Text

Sermon: “Ghosts”

Thanks to Dorothea Dix Unitarian Universalist Community for hosting me. Here’s the text of the sermon: It was after the waves of pirates and princesses, after the ninjas wearing bathrobes and plastic swords, after the cute little pumpkin being pushed … Continue reading

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Halloween story/sermon – audio & text

I love preaching about Halloween, this time of transformation, wonder, and possibility. This is a version of a sermon I recently preached at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. All the characters are fictional and any resemblance to people living or … Continue reading

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Hope sermon (text)

“Hope: The Future of the World” Living a Visionary Life Sermon Series Rev. Bob Janis-Dillon The First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County 6/1/2014 It was a beautiful beginning. The star of stars burst into being, the world exploded into … Continue reading

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Blessing of the Animals Sermon (text)

“The Blessing of the Animals” Rev. Bob Janis-Dillon The First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County May 25, 2014 I want to begin with what has to one of the most obvious statement of faith anyone has ever made: I … Continue reading

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Easter sermon (audio and text)

“And they walked with Him and talked with Him” Rev. Bob Janis-Dillon First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County 4/20/2014 You don’t know what it was you were looking for on that beautiful spring day. You told yourself, if nothing … Continue reading

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Passover Sermon (audio & text)

Here is my sermon for the Sunday during Passover (also Palm Sunday), titled   Living a Visionary Life Series “Right Relationship #5: The Quest for Freedom” Rev. Bob Janis-Dillon The First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County April 13, 2014 … Continue reading

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Stewardship Sermon: “The Math of Potlucks”

NOTE: I learned, after I wrote this sermon, that a few extremely generous people who raised their pledge during our Stewardship Sunday, and gave more than they already had decided they would. I want you to know this is the greatest, … Continue reading

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