I am available as a guest minister to co-create sacred and meaningful worship services for your congregation. I have extensive experience working with Ministers, Sunday Service Committees and Music Directors designing Orders of Service and delivering stories for all ages, prayers, meditations, rituals, homilies and sermons on matters of universal, spiritual concern.
Some examples of services delivered to Unitarian Universalist congregations:
Resilience, Responsibility, Reverence: Why Spirituality Matters
The Wholeness of Well-Being and Sacred Responsibility
Opposition and Unification: Navigating the Extremes. On the spiritual journey, we must navigate consciously between extremes of attitudes, viewpoints, emotions and the realities of life and death, spirit and matter.
Mid-Winter Reflections on the Desires of the Soul
The Unbearable Kindness of Strangers
The Spirituality of Place: From ordinary to extraordinary, mundane to sublime, the spaces and places we inhabit and visit are intrinsic to our spiritual lives.
Never Not Broken - The Inevitability of Brokenness and Wholeness on the Spiritual Journey
An Offering of Blessings: An exploration of the blessings of life and our responsibility to be a blessing to others.
The Story of Our Lives: Soul, Spirituality and Religious Community
To Rise: On this Easter Morning, we will Celebrate the Human Spirit.
The Spiritual Practice of Tending: Reflections on "Tending" as a gentle, loving approach to all we encounter in life.
Time, Transitions and Thresholds: As we reflect on the past year and look towards the year ahead, let us examine how the passage of time, the transitions we face and the thresholds we must cross impact our life's journey.
What The Heart Must Bear: Reflections on love and loss, uncertainty, resiliency, broken hearts and wholeheartedness.
To Do, To Be, To Matter: Reflections on sharing your gifts and blessing the world.
Wisdom, Life, Death and Community
Full of Grace: Having just celebrated Thanksgiving and heading into the holiday season, let us reflect on faith, magic, miracles, hope, love and grace.
Seeking, Finding and Being Solace - The Search for Solace on the Journey
Nature: Our Connection and Disconnection - In this participatory service, we will engage the contemplative practice of Lectio Divina (sacred reading) to reflect on our relationship with Nature and the Climate Crisis.
Surrendering to the Seasons of Our Lives: As we observe the changes in season from summer to fall, let us also reflect on the blessings and challenges of the season of life we are in.
The Season of Darkness and Light - As we head towards the Winter Solstice and celebrate the December Festivals of Light, let us honor the sacred dark and welcome the light.
The Threshold of Memory and Hope
On this First Sunday of the New Year, like the Roman God, Janus, we will look to the future and to the past, we will honor beginnings and endings and the mystery of living and dying. We will share memories of loved ones with photos, mementos, tributes and stories in a special remembrance ceremony.
The Urgency and Privilege of Time - These past pandemic months have thrust a new experience and relationship to time upon us. In this service, we will explore the phenomenon of time in our everyday and spiritual lives.
Life, Love, Loss and Beauty - The Essential and The Enduring - In these past pandemic months, we have been forced to pare down to the "essentials." Perhaps this has been a blessing or a challenge. In this service, we will reflect upon what is essential and what endures throughout the journey of our lives.
Grief's Lament for All Souls - As we turn towards winter dark, we will honor our own beloved dead and the ones lost to the Coronavirus Pandemic. We will take time to remember, honor, grieve and call upon our sources of strength and resiliency for the days ahead.
A Different Season of Darkness and Light - At this time of year, we traditionally honor the darkness of winter and welcome the return of the Light with universal Festivals of Light. As we prepare to observe Winter Solstice, Yule and Christmas we are mindful of how different and perhaps how difficult our observances will feel this year. We will take time for quiet reflection, community sharing and special music that honors the complexity and timeless teachings of the season. (2020)
Living In The Mystery, Stepping Gingerly Into the New Year - On this First Sunday of the New Year, we will reflect on the trials and tribulations of the year past and call upon the forces of faith, hope and love as we look forward toward the future. (2021)
Wild Beauty, Enchantment, Peak Experience and Reflections on The First Source of Unitarian Universalism.
Candlelight, Magic and Miracles - On this Second Sunday of Advent and Eighth Night of Hanukkah, we will reflect on the sacred nature of candle lighting during festivals of light and in our everyday lives.
Honoring the Spirit of Winter Solstice and Christmas
A Prayer For Those Who Minister
Surrender to Divine Revelation