Rise Up!  A sermon for Spring, for Passover, for Easter and Hope

delivered at All Souls Unitarian Universalist of Putnam, in Palatka, Florida

April 21, 2019


The reading was Maya Angelous’s Rise Up

The Story for the Ages was  Ostara, Goddess of the Dawn and the Bird Who Could Not Fly

(i hope to have a video of it soon)

The Meditation was on “Seeds of Hope”, inspired by a UU Wonderbox story where we had many sunflowers of many kinds lining the front of the altar, and gave sunflower seeds in folded flower packets to everyone.

Often, we think of Spring as a time of new beginnings and new starts, a time of renewal and tender growth.  Every culture has them, but I believe what all these stories of Spring might have in common is Hope.

Have you ever hoped for something? … can you remember a time when something you hoped for happened?  That is the essence of Springtime Hope.

the hymn’s was: Blackbird by the Beatles and

the sung prayer was Spirit of Life by Carolyn McDade



About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.
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