Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper

The Heart of Community

A Unitarian Universalist congregation is a place where ideas are shared, creativity encouraged, and connections cultivated. What are the hallmarks
of healthy community? 

GUUF 02-24-2019 Sermon

The Promise & the Practice

What would it be like if our UU worship service centered entirely around the voices and the experiences of black Unitarian Universalists? What truths might we hear, however difficult? What might we learn? How might these black UU leaders teach us to be better allies, better siblings in faith, and even better citizens in our community?

Out with the Old…

“Out with the Old…”  Bring your regrets from 2018 to the Burning Bowl and we’ll get ready together for all the possibility inherent in a shiny new year.

Ending Well

The Greek root of the word “passion” means “to suffer,” though today we primarily use the word passion to refer to a very strongly felt emotion. When we reach the end of our lives, deep emotions and physical suffering can com- bine to create a … read more.

Demanding Freedom

Join Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper and Kathleen Anderson for a multigenerational service celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Music will be provided by the GUUF choir and special musical guest Brett Johnson. 

GUUF 01/20/2019 Sermon

Spiritual Survival

The book Deep Survival explores why some people survive trauma and crisis and others don’t. So many people live in ongoing crisis, and the role of spiritual community is to support life and wholeness. What can we learn from the science of survival, and how does it dovetail with our spiritual lives?  

GUUF 01/27/2019 … read more.

Blue Christmas

Special Service: Blue Christmas (Tuesday evening, 12/18/18 at 6:30 pm, Sanctuary) The winter holidays can be particularly challenging when you or your family are experiencing grief due to a recent loss, or to the anniversary of a loss. This meditative service will provide an opportunity to honor the complexity of grief at the holidays. All are welcome.

Staying In the Present

“Staying In the Present”  The spiritual practice of being present to the moment is hard enough on a regular day, but during the winter holidays, it gets even more difficult, with expectations coming from every direction. Bring the challenges of your heart, and we will … read more.

Waiting is the Hardest Part

“Waiting is the Hardest Part”   On this first Sunday of the Christian observance of Advent, as the natural world moves further into the dark, fallow time of winter, we’ll take some time to pause and reflect.