Preaching and Pulpit Supply
Developing and presenting worship services for a congregation is a profound honor.
Rev. Alexa believes theme based worship is effective and soulful. She believes that within every month there should be a sermon that focuses on a call to action and change, introspection that bring us closer to mystery and spirit and a more intellectual sermon (e.g., UU history, theology, neuroscience, etc). She relies strongly on the words (including poetry) and deeds of prophetic women and men as her primary source. She pulls in a variety of religious influences and voices in her preaching, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Sufism and to a lesser extent Christianity. She also includes language that is inspirational for humanists by including scientific sources of mystery and awe in her sermons. Gratitude, forgiveness, welcome and silence/breathing are recurrent sub-themes in worship she leads. She includes a message of hope in every sermon. Humor is part of every sermon she preaches.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie Christmas Eve Service
December 14, 2020
During the Pandemic Rev. Alexa was the Interim, half time, one year minister at the fellowship in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie had a tradition of a youth led Christmas pageant. Of course with distancing, the kids couldn’t do that. Rev. Alexa came up with the idea of a household based video and this delightful piece is the result.
December 31, 2017 “Theology and Pajamas” presented with lay leaders