Speaker: Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart

Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart is Senior Minister at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus

Seeds of March

The snow is melting, the ice is gone, can the daffodils be far behind? On this cusp of spring, what seeds will we plant? How soft does the ground have to be?

As the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland points out, “If you … read more.

A Dialogue on Beloved Community

Some communities, especially religious ones, have central narratives, precepts or doctrines that hold people together, “ties that bind” as the old hymn goes. As Unitarian Universalists, who embrace a plurality of beliefs and hold no singular creed, what holds us together in shared community? Join … read more.

Split Seconds

Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. He had a vision of what beloved community would look like. He used his imagination to invite us into a larger space of possibility. But can we really do that all at once? What can I do now?

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Beyond Insurrection

Our democracy is under attack not just in rhetoric, but also by violent insurrection. We have felt it building for years. The questions are many, the answers are simple – and complicated. How did we get here? Where do we go from here? What is … read more.

Open Doors

Every year the winner of the “Sermon of your choice” gets to select the topic for a service. “Open Doors” is built on a story from Judy Kleen. It was a moment when Judy made a difficult decision that turned out to be life-giving. Sometimes, … read more.

Winter Solstice

Let us celebrate the wonders of the universe as the seasons shift. The longest night is upon us, as is the shortest day. As we settle in – aren’t we already hibernating??? – for the wintertime, let us explore the myths and stories that shed … read more.

Re-Imagining Tradition

When you are in the midst of something, you can’t always see beyond. This year for many of us, Thanksgiving will be shared in smaller groups, fewer friends and family gathered, and maybe eating turkey by yourself.  So how do we re-imagine the Thanksgiving tradition … read more.

Holy Anxieties!

Now that it is mostly over…a bitter election process that never seemed to get here…or end. How do we even think about healing when our shoulders are still tensed up to our ears? Can I open my eyes yet? In these tender times, how do … read more.