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

  • 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 »
  • A Case of Mistaken Identity:   Who Do You Think You Are   8/14/16

    A Case of Mistaken Identity:  Who Do You Think You Are 8/14/16

    Jan Madsen, former Religious Science minister and poet, helps us explore our mistaken beliefs and how correcting them can heal our lives and our planet. Humans since the dawn of time  have been asking the age old question:  Who Am I?  New thought teachings offer an interesting perspective on this. For example, Ernest Holmes says ” What you are looking for ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Chad Wilkins Trio Joins Rev. Norma   “Breaking the Glass Ceiling”  7/31/16

    Chad Wilkins Trio Joins Rev. Norma “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” 7/31/16

    ” Breaking the Glass Ceiling” : Hildegard of Bingen and Mary of Magdala : saints for our times. Continue Reading »
  • The Alchemical ‘Great Work’- Attaining Unity 7/17/16

    The Alchemical ‘Great Work’- Attaining Unity 7/17/16

    The Alchemical “Great Work”  – Attaining UNITY with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.  To serve humanity authentically and powerfully requires a commitment and willingness to grow, develop and expand ourselves. As an energy field or space we are either expanding or contracting. Our intention must be to deepen and enhance our natural capacities to contribute to others and create openings for developing mastery.  ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Molly Brown : The Work That Reconnects –  July 10th, 2016

    Molly Brown : The Work That Reconnects – July 10th, 2016

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.  We are very lucky to welcome Molly Brown to Unity this weekend  sharing Joanna Macy’s work ‘The Work That Reconnects’. The Work That Reconnects has inspired thousands of people to take heart and work together for the sake of life on Earth, despite rapidly worsening social and ecological conditions. It has also inspired people to co-create ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Freedom Is Our Precious Heritage: July 3rd, 2016

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. F R E E D O M is our precious heritage. In the Spirit of 4th of July. Music: Heather Hutton and Richard William Children’s Program Continue Reading »
  • A Sunday of Contemplation and Meditation with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.

    Topic: A Sunday of Contemplation and Meditation with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div.  This Sunday we will do some                                             meditative practices,                                        ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • “A New Activism From a Clear Heart” 6.19.16

    Topic:   “A New Activism from a Clear Heart” with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. and Barbara Cecile Barbara Cecile (recently returned from working with women activists in Turkey). She and Rev. Norma Burton will be sharing stories and wisdom based on Joanna Macy’s sacred activism called “The Work that Reconnects”. Barbara works as a thinking partner, coach and guide for ... Read More Continue Reading »
  • Buddhist Blessing of the Animals – 6/12/16

    Buddhist Blessing of the Animals – 6/12/16

    with Karma Rinpoche from Bhutan and Rev. Norma Nakai Burton This service will be held outside in the back of the Havurah. Be prepared for sun… (umbrella, water bottle, hat). Bring your pet leashed or in a crate to the back yard where the blessings will be given by the Rinpoche. Musicians: Donna Benjamin and Richard Williams Continue Reading »
  • Building Tribe Across Boundaries –  6/5/16

    Building Tribe Across Boundaries – 6/5/16

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. This is the first Sunday of Ramadan the Islamic holy days. The parliament of world religions has put out a challenge to America to build tribe and embrace our global citizenship. Music: Heather Hutton and Richard Williams Continue Reading »
  • How Deep and Wide  Is Your Tribe? 5/29/16

    How Deep and Wide Is Your Tribe? 5/29/16

    with Norma Nakai Burton M.Div. Longing for connection, acceptance and love is a universal human need. We each long to be remembered even beyond the grave. On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember and pay tribute to the vast ocean of courageous men and women who have gone before us and made our evolution possible. Come and share – Who ... Read More Continue Reading »

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