Speaker: Rev. Norman Allen

Of Saints & Sultans

Eight centuries ago this summer, in the midst of the shameful and cruel Crusades, Francis of Assisi crossed the battle lines to meet with Sultan Malek al-Kamil. Over the course of several days the two men broke bread, enjoyed a healthy debate, agreed to disagree, … read more.

Roots & Wings

This morning’s service gives us a running start for the afternoon’s workshop on “Building UU Identity,” which, in turn, prepares us to support our children in their upcoming year of religious exploration. Through story and song, Rev. Norm will take us back to the roots … read more.

Born to Fly!

Returning to the wisdom of Rumi, we find these beautiful words: “You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” The rabbi from Nazareth said something similar thirteen centuries earlier when he explained that, “No one lights a lamp and puts it under the bushel … read more.

The Big River

Sufi poet Rumi wrote, “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” His words reflect an inner trust captured in the Quaker idea that “the way will open.” Contemporary Franciscan Richard Rohr explored a similar notion when he wrote, “the Big River … read more.

A World of Faith

Newly returned from the General Assembly of our worldwide faith movement, Rev. Norm shares his thoughts on what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist at this moment in human history. How do centuries of tradition sustain us – and how do they hold us … read more.

The Reluctant Reverend

Join with the Davies community as Pastor Norm offers his final sermon before becoming Reverend Norm, a threshold he will cross at his ordination that evening. We’ll celebrate this important moment in Pastor Norm’s ministry and consider just what it means to be a “Reverend” in the … read more.

Making History: Elizabeth Keckley

This Sunday we turn to Elizabeth Keckley for a unique look at life in the Lincoln White House. Born into slavery, Keckley purchased her freedom and became dressmaker and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln. Through her eyes – and her celebrated memoir – we get … read more.

Fly Me to the Moon!

In keeping with this year’s stewardship theme of “Lift Off!” we’ll take the 1969 moon landing as inspiration for a look at Davies’ increasingly bright future. Far from being eclipsed, our community is growing, thriving, and evolving. Join us after the service for a campaign … read more.