Ferry Beach Maine
As a long time Unitarian Universalist, Rev. D'Vorah is excited about the opportunity to bring her ministry to the pulpit in UU and UCC churches in New England.
Rev. D'Vorah works closely with a member of the Worship Committee and Music Director to provide meaningful worship services.
Guest Ministry Sample Sermon Topics
"Can You Hear?: Listening For and Answering the Call"
Unitarian Universalists believe that each individual is free to determine what is good and right and true. Rev. Kelley believes that this freedom carries with it the responsibility for each of us to honestly and vigorously seek out life’s deeper meanings. She will share personal experiences of hearing and answering calls in her life – calls that felt like “the heart’s call to will”.
Chaos, Stillness and Creative Inspiration
We can find stillness in the midst of chaos, in the midst of our ordinary lives, and find creative inspiration in the stillness and silence. But we need to practice! It is said that if prayer is talking to God, meditation is God talking to us, perhaps providing us with divine inspiration! Rev. D’Vorah will lead this service that will explore the interplay between Chaos, Stillness and Creative Inspiration, through poetry, prayer and words of wisdom from many faith traditions, as well as her thoughts.
“A Circle of JOY”
Joy is gratitude — a simple pleasure in being alive and experiencing our senses. Interest is gratitude as we move towards things, including our breathing, with child-like fascination. Concern for others is gratitude as we recognize our interconnectedness and find joy in transcending our petty self-concerns for the benefit of others. Gratitude may just well be our innate biological will to live. Joy, interest, and concern are integral to our survival and well-being. It’s how we make our way in the world. So why not celebrate our nature? We can do so in every moment when we touch it with awareness. Why not do this right now?
Pillars of UUism and Indra’s Net
While UU’s are generally in agreement about our guiding principles being important, we usually unite more around behavior than belief. What matters most is not always what we believe but how we live out whatever it is that we believe. Rev. D'Vorah will share a reflection on the similarities between two of our UU principles, (the “pillars”), with an ancient Hindu myth called “Indra’s Net” which may allow us to look at our First and Seventh Principles in a slightly different way.
Testimonials from Worship Committee Members:
" Rev. Kelley’s approach was very professional from the start. Communication was always clear and timely. And most importantly, the service that Rev. Kelley delivered was excellent. Our Fellowship has a tradition of inviting members of the congregation to interact with the minister following the sermon. It was clear from the response that Rev. Kelley reached many hearts."
D.Baron, Worship Leader
Mount Mansfield UU Fellowship
"From initial contact through our closing circle, coordinating Rev. D'Vorah's visit to our All Souls was a breeze. Her sermon, delivered in her characteristically low-key yet dignified manner, was both enlightening and encouraging. Our congregation appreciated her personable stye and certainly looks forward to her return."
All Souls Church UU
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© D'Vorah Kelley 2015