The Six Sermons of Unitarian Universalism is a fantastic course for adult lifespan faith development.  Three sermons from the 19th century formed the bedrock theology of American Unitarianism.  We will read and discuss these three as well as three sermons illustrative of contemporary 21st century Unitarian Universalism.

1. “Unitarian Christianity”  by William Ellery Channing  download PDF

2. “The Divinity School Address” by Ralph Waldo Emerson download PDF

3. “The Transient and the Permanent in Christianity” – Theodore Parker download PDF

The three sermons by Channing, Emerson and Parker can be found together in the book Three Prophets of Religious Liberalism, edited (and with commentary) by Conrad Wright.


4.  “We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest”  by  Gail R. Geisenhainer

Read: download PDF

Watch:  – The sermon starts at 27:40


5. “Life Calls Us On” by William G. Sinkford





6.  In All Thy Getting, Get Understanding by Nancy McDonald Ladd

Read: (excerpt) online or download PDF


Watch (sermon begins at 1:11:50):