Speaker: Rev. Norman Allen

Good Friday Vigil

Gathering on the evening of Good Friday, we’ll consider how our wounded world might be reflected in the final hours of the radical rabbi from Nazareth. As we revisit the gospel texts, we’ll rest in contemplative silence, sing quietly to ourselves, and consider the life … read more.

Judith Sargent Murray!

One of our great Universalist forebears, Judith Sargent Murray published essays on women’s rights, saw her plays produced onstage, and made a name for herself as a humorist, all before her 45th birthday in… 1795! In honor of Women’s History Month we lift up the life … read more.

Sailing Together to New Horizons

As we kick-off this year’s Stewardship Campaign, we celebrate the theme of “Sailing Together to New Horizons.” We’ll consider Davies’ bright future and remember the commitments of “time and treasure” that make that future possible. Whether a visitor to the community or one of its … read more.

The Hero(ine) of Purim

Esther is one of the most courageous of the many courageous women depicted in Hebrew scripture. Yet her bravery and intelligence are often overshadowed by her cousin Mordecai who gets much of the credit and takes none of the risk. During this especially festive … read more.

Answering the Call

In preparation for the Congregational Meeting on February 28, Rev. Norm explores what it means to be “called” to ministry. Join us HERE as we consider this critical moment in the life of the congregation. Then bring your questions for Rev. … read more.

Beloved Community at 1600 Penn?

During the Civil War, the White House became a crossroads for those who envisioned what we now call a “Beloved Community.” Visitors included Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Unitarian Julia Ward Howe. The arts were embraced and encouraged as never before. With Black History Month … read more.

The Spiritual Practice of Discomfort

As we enter this month devoted to the theme of “Beloved Community,” we recognize that our individual and collective paths toward change and growth are seldom smooth. Rather than avoid the discomfort that comes when our core assumptions are challenged, we might learn to embrace that … read more.

Flying Dreams

Wrapping up this month devoted to the theme of “Imagination,” we turn our gaze away from politics and policy to take a look inward. As we consider the rich complexity of our own beings, we might also let go of self-doubt, and move away from … read more.

Our Future is TBD

With so much in flux and so much at stake, we recognize that our future – like this Sunday’s sermon – is TBD. Gathered together, we’ll take stock of the past week, and of the inauguration and its surrounding events. We’ll also look to the … read more.

On the Horizon

When we look to the horizon, we gaze on a phenomenon that always beckons and can never be reached. The horizon draws us onward to new adventures, new discoveries, and new accomplishments. (And at Davies, we venture forward together!) Rev. Norm looks to the year … read more.