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How the Bee got its Sting

How the bee got its sting There was once a fly who liked flowers. He didn’t know WHY he liked flowers, but they fascinated him. All he wanted to do, all day, was to be as close to flowers as … 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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Purim sermon (audio)

  Sermon by Bob Janis-Dillon, with an opening meditation played by Andy von Aulock

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Halloween Transformation Sermon (audio and text)

A sermon for Halloween: “Trying on a New Face”. Fiction: any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Happy Halloween! (First 5 minutes is a gorgeous original musical meditation by Andy von Aulock) “Transformation: Trying on a New … Continue reading

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Sermon on Compassion (audio)

Sermon from October 20, 2013: “Compassion: Living the Golden Rule” With an opening song from our choir: “There is a Balm in Gilead” (African-American spiritual)

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Confessions of a minister…

well, sorta…below is from our service on compassion, exploring the story of the Good Samaritan from another angle.   You’ve heard of the story of the good Samaritan? The one who stopped for the stranger in the road, who had … Continue reading

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