Rev. Jeremy Nickel

Four Steps to Becoming a Better Listener

Reginald Zottoli wrote “The significance of the flower communion is that as no two flowers are alike, so no two people are alike, yet each has a contribution to make. Together the different flowers form a beautiful bouquet. Our common bouquet would not be the same without the unique addition of each individual flower, and … Continued

The Music of Bad Ideas

Think you know why some things become popular and others don’t? Come find out the suprising lessons behind the science of popularity and what we can learn from it to help our beloved congregaiton grow

UU Superheroes

The history of both our Unitarian and Universalist faith is littered with incredibly inspirational stories of poeple who changed history for the better, many of which are very relevant to our time. What if we honored these heroes like we do the ones we put on the back of Baseball cards and pay millions of dollars? Well, at least for this Sunday, we will!

Nevertheless, she Persisted.

It turns out this is far more than just a tongue twister. Come hear the incredible story of this beguiling little rhyme.

Easy as 1,2,3

I love the term “Spiritual Practice” because it is a great reminder that reaching our spiritual goals takes effort and hard work, its not easy for anyone. Zen Buddhist Master and UU Minister Rev. James Ishamel Ford has claimed that there are three essential components to creating an authentic spiritual practice. Come learn what they are and give your spiritual life a little boost.

Who Cares?

Caring for each other is something we can all do, but not everyone is a natural. So come learn a few essential tricks of the trade from our Ministers and lay Pastoral Care team.

The Everything Seed

As we learned from the 2015 smash hit childrens movie Inside Out, the stories we hold on to are essential to who we are. Come explore the stories you cherish (and some you may be ready to move on from) in this fun and meaningful intergenerational service.

A Line Through Our Hearts

Rev. Jeremy will share a message about the experience of getting his DNA results from 23 and me. What will this European and Jewish mutt learn about his ancestors and how will it change the way he thinks of himself and others?

A House With Many Rooms

We are blessed to live in a community awash in religious diversity. Come celebrate all that we can learn from each other as we begin a week of UN Interfaith Harmony celebrations, culminating with Harmony Day at Niles Discovery Church on Saturday, February 4 from 1-3 PM.

Boys Don’t Cry: How Feminism Saved My Life

I was born with the biological parts that assigned me to the male gender, but I was taught from birth (at times brutually) what it means to be a man. It has taken me years to unlearn much of what culture and society wanted me to believe being a man meant, so I could live as the human being I felt called to be, and this morning I hope to share some of those lessons with you.