Sermon Archives

Welcome to the Unity in Ashland archives. Here you will be able to view years of sermons by Rev. Norma and other guest speakers. Videos are added to each of the individual sermon post once they are available. Covering a wide range of topics, we pray that as you explore these archives that they fill you will love and inspiration. If you find yourself enjoying the videos below, please consider visiting our Donation Page. Thank you and enjoy!

** Please note that our archive is a work in progress, as we are currently busy transfering and uploading many sermons. We encourage you to check back, as this collection will be growing. **

Most Current Sermons

  • You Can Come to Completion 6/25/17

    You Can Come to Completion 6/25/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. There are many different schools of thought on how one reaches ENLIGHTENMENT.  Is it a matter of just suddenly waking up or is it a long arduous path? Or both?     Huichol grandmother Guadalupe de los Rios taught the pathway to completion in this lifetime. You can walk it too.   This Sunday come to celebrate ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Memorial Day  5/28/17

    Memorial Day 5/28/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. We are called to memorialize, which means praise, remember and honor, those who have given their lives to protect our democracy. Democracy is a very important form of government to protect in this world. Millions have come to these shores seeking the justice and fair treatment offered by democracy. This Sunday we will honor and ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Rumi  –   Preparing Us for These Whirling Times 5/21/17

    Rumi – Preparing Us for These Whirling Times 5/21/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. The mystical realms are not superfluous – they are essential. Some of us must be masterful in traversing the dark nights of the soul and rounding the corner again and again into Heaven. Then we can confidently be way-showers for others. Rumi’s mystical poetry actually offers a great deal of practical wisdom about how we ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Ancient Beltane Rituals 4/30/17

    Ancient Beltane Rituals 4/30/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Releasing Form so the New can Arise. Heather Hutton and Richard Williams: Music Continue Reading »
  • “When Everything Changes, Change Everything” 4/23/17

    “When Everything Changes, Change Everything” 4/23/17

    with Donna Corso  and Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. This Sunday we celebrate Earth Day and honor the work of the Unity Climate Change group.  We also honor Donna Corso who has been our dear MC for many years and is now moving from Ashland.  Please join us this Sunday as Donna Corso gives her final talk at Unity in Ashland.  ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Celebrate the Power of Easter  in the Omni-faith Way 4/16/17

    Celebrate the Power of Easter in the Omni-faith Way 4/16/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Sacred chanting led by Kathy Zavada Continue Reading »
  • Palm Sunday: Mary Magdelene and the Alabaster Jar 4/9/17

    Palm Sunday: Mary Magdelene and the Alabaster Jar 4/9/17

    with Rev. Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.   Music:Cyrise Beatty Schacter and Richard Williams Continue Reading »
  • Marrying the Divine: Living a life of Love 4/2/17

    Marrying the Divine: Living a life of Love 4/2/17

    with Laura Berman Making a commitment to ourselves, to others, and to the Divine is a daily choice. With intention and practice, we can step more fully into our commitments and living a life in, as and of Love. BIO Based in Portland, Oregon, singer/songwriter Laura Berman has reached acclaim for her soul-touching vocal power and accessible lyric styling. With ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • The KIN-DOM of HEAVEN on EARTH  3/12/17

    The KIN-DOM of HEAVEN on EARTH 3/12/17

     with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Millions of Christians around the world are celebrating Lent at this time of year.  Lent is a forty-day period of self-reflection, contemplation, and reconciliation leading up to Easter.  It also draws from the Hebrew tradition of being in the desert for 40 years leading up to entering the promised land.   The emphasis during Lent is ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Living in the Vibration of Timelessness: 3/5/17

    Living in the Vibration of Timelessness: 3/5/17

    Quantum Physics meets Native Wisdom Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. and Musician Rene Jenkins. Continue Reading »
  • What If?    with Will Wilkinson  2/26/17

    What If? with Will Wilkinson 2/26/17

    What if we could envision a spirit-filled world of love, beauty, and plenty, where everyone was well cared for? What if we could learn how to make that vision real? This Sunday, explore the process pioneered by Dr. Robert Fritz in his ground breaking book, The Path of Least Resistance, with Will Wilkinson, based on revelations in his own recent ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • MARDI GRAS  –  The FEAST OF FOOLS  2/19/17

    MARDI GRAS – The FEAST OF FOOLS 2/19/17

    WITH NORMA NAKAI BURTON M.DIV. “We Don’t Care What the Big Chief Say!” – is a popular chant ringing in the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras. “Laughter is carbonated holiness and our last defense against hopelessness.” The Fool is an archetype, one of the universal patterns that arises out of our human collective unconscious. The Fool is arguably ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • QUAN YIN – Stories of Hope and Resistance 1/29/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. The ancient tale of the Chinese Maiden who resisted oppression and triumphed became a legend of hope for all people around the world for all times.   Quan Yin’s story along with other powerful stories that has inspired love and compassion, strength and spiritual mastery, bear repeating at a time such as this.   Music: Cyrise ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • UNITY VALENTINE’s DAY ~ HEART PRAYERS  2/12/17

    UNITY VALENTINE’s DAY ~ HEART PRAYERS 2/12/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. On Valentine’s Day we draw hearts, send heart-felt notes to loved ones, and spread love through hearts, hearts, hearts. Let’s spread some love this Valentine’s Day to our earth – she could really use a dose of unconditional love. Let’s make use this time when hearts are open to love to generate this connection with ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • “What We Resist Will Persist” 2/5/17

    “What We Resist Will Persist” 2/5/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. We celebrate both the CELTIC holy day of IMBOLC honoring the Fire Goddess BRIGID,  along with this  CHINESE NEW YEAR honoring the energies of the FIRE ROOSTER. Both of these are Fire energies of purification and transformation. In this context we will continue on our theme of AWARENESS and ACTIVATION. How do we maintain awareness ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Inner Strength For These Times 1/22/17

    Inner Strength For These Times 1/22/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. What is your spiritual toolkit for times such as these? Music: Heather Hutton and Richard Williams CHECK THIS OUT! Join us for an Extraordinary BHUTAN TRIP THIS APRIL! We have been invited by the Rinpoche from Bhutan to go on a very special tour of his country this Spring (late April, 2017). Rinpoche will take ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • We Answer The Call of Love Martin Luther King Day Celebration 1/15/17

    We Answer The Call of Love Martin Luther King Day Celebration 1/15/17

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Our minister Norma Nakai Burton, M.Div. along with Musicians Jennifer Ambrose and Richard Williams will lead us in song and ritual honoring Martin Luther King and his powerful leadership for times such as these. Come and get spiritually inspired to carry forth the work for love and justice that lies ahead of us this year. ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • 108 Gongs Ring in the New Year  Ancient Japanese Buddhist Temple Ritual

    108 Gongs Ring in the New Year Ancient Japanese Buddhist Temple Ritual

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Come feel the reverberations of the powerful 108 Gongs as we ring in the New Year with the ancient Japanese Temple tradition. It’s Vibration up-level time!   Since 2016 has been a year like no other, as 2017 emerges we realize its time we create a New Story that reflects themes of finding light in the darkness, community in ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Now or Never with Will Wilkinson  12/25/16

    Now or Never with Will Wilkinson 12/25/16

    with Will Wilkinson Christmas Morning at Unity with Will Wilkinson and friends, giving and receiving the ultimate gift – love.  Music, poetry, ritual, transmission… opportunities to transmit the qualities we wish to see flourishing in the world, like love, forgiveness,  compassion, acceptance, and generosity. This Sunday morning we’ll explore the potential of The Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon and focus our shared expression ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Celebrating the Winter Solstice with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. 12/18/16

    Celebrating the Winter Solstice with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. 12/18/16

    “The Light Will Come Again” Shamanic voyages of going into the dark and returning with a gift become real at Winter Solstice. Come together, as people have since ancient times, to celebrate the deep darkness and welcome the return of the Sun. This particular Winter Solstice we need to remember that the light will come again and that we have ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • CELEBRATING the RISE  of the DIVINE FEMININE in ALL of US 12/11/16

    CELEBRATING the RISE of the DIVINE FEMININE in ALL of US 12/11/16

    THE FEAST of OUR LADY of GUADALUPE is here again! with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. We have much to celebrate this Sunday: the power of the waters, the power of the intuitive and spiritual realms, the power of PRAYER and MEDITATION. This week we reel in the wake of a VICTORY for the Native American People as the Dakota Pipeline ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Standing in Solidarity with the Water Protectors 12/4/16

    Standing in Solidarity with the Water Protectors 12/4/16

    Join Rev. Norma Nakai Burton in song, prayer and chanting, we hold space in spirit, heart and strength with the ‘water protectors’. It is a time to come together in as many ways as possible to honor the power of our voice and presence. Musician: Heather Hutton with Richard Williams Continue Reading »
  • The Presence of the Infinite with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. 11/20/16

    The Presence of the Infinite with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. 11/20/16

    We humans are evolving our species, even though sometimes it feels as if we are going backwards. Drawing inspiration from films showing this week: Dr. Strange and Arrivals, we will explore how linear time is not what it seems. You are a vital part of bringing the Infinite Presence here. We must access the Fire in our Head, the Holy ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Thanksgiving- Justice for Native Americans 11/22/16

    Thanksgiving- Justice for Native Americans 11/22/16

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Music: Cyrise Beatty Schachter and Richard Williams Continue Reading »
  • FROM GRIEF to ACTION   with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.

    FROM GRIEF to ACTION   with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.

    We gather for consciousness raising this Sunday in the aftermath of the Elections.  With so many feelings in many directions, its a good time to ground in spiritual community and in the good teachings of our earth-centered spiritual traditions.  Carl Jung said:  “Maturity means to hold the complexity long enough without coming to premature foreclosure.” There is a delicate art ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • A REVOLUTION OF THE HEART with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.

    A REVOLUTION OF THE HEART with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.

    I just returned from the BIONEERS annual conference in the Bay Area and there is much to share from the powerful leaders of Planetary Evolution I heard speak there.  At the Bioneers I learned the term “INTER-SPIRITUALITY “ – have you felt it?  Do you know that a new spiritual movement is afoot across the globe?  Interspirituality goes beyond the ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Donna Corso- How to Jump-start the Flow of Abundance in Your Life 10/23/16

    Donna Corso- How to Jump-start the Flow of Abundance in Your Life 10/23/16

    We all want to be abundant in every area of life, don’t we?  Often we don’t know how to start the flow of abundance … or how we may actually be preventing it.  Of course, abundance is more than just money, but it does include money! Donna Corso will share with us some powerful keys that are necessary if we want ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Suzanne Mathis McQueen-The Healer Within 10/16/16

    Suzanne Mathis McQueen-The Healer Within 10/16/16

    4 easy ways to access inner peace during these last few weeks of the political campaign As we head toward Election Day, uncertainty is triggering high stress in most of us. Connecting with the natural rhythms around us proves to be a helpful tool for staying balanced and healthy.  Please join author, Suzanne Mathis McQueen, as she leads us through 4 easy ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Remembering 9/11  How to Build Peace:  Inner and Outer

    Remembering 9/11 How to Build Peace: Inner and Outer

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. When a nation or an individual is attacked, its understandable to feel  core level threatened and to attack in return.  Yet, it takes a great deal of spiritual inner work to search for and find adequate ways to both establish boundaries and protect one’s body and emotional well being, one’s family, one’s tribe, one’s nation ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • On Grief and Praise  8/7/16

    On Grief and Praise 8/7/16

    Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.   From the writings of Martin Prachtel with Jen Ambrose. Continue Reading »

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