Rev. Thomas Disrud

Keeping Sabbath in a 24/7 World


In the creation story on the seventh day there was a Sabbath, a chance to take stock of all that was good. What does Sabbath mean in our 24/7 world? Is taking a day an antiquated notion?


Enough is Enough


To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, … read more.

Beginning Again in Love

Call to worship
Words of Reinhold Neibuhr:
Nothing worth doing in completed in our lifetime, therefore we are saved by hope.

Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history, therefore we are saved by faith.

Nothing we do, however virtuous, … read more.

The Place Just Right

I have to say that I’m really looking forward to summer this year. It will arrive at 9:24 pm this Tuesday to be exact… but who’s counting. After the winter we have had—yes, I know that a lot of folks in a lot of places … read more.

Earth, Our Homeland


This was a conversation someone overheard one day: Two people were discussing the beliefs and practices of various religions when Unitarian Universalism came up. “Yes, one of them asked, just what do Unitarians believe?” The other person, without a pause, said. “Oh, the Unitarians, they … read more.

Answering the Call to Joy

In a world that seems so broken, what does it look like to place ourselves, to call ourselves, to joy? Might that, paradoxically, help us to be more present to all that brokenness?

Building a New Way

How are we being asked to respond to the times we are living in? That is always the question, of course, but it comes with new urgency these days. The times ask us to be clear about what is most important and then to move … read more.

Winners and Losers Part II

This has been long and difficult week, good people. If you are like me, since the results of Tuesday’s election have become clear, I’ve found myself going through all kinds of emotions. I should say up front that while this church is not in the … read more.