All Things New

Kris Kines presents
a sermon written by
Rev. Darcey Laine
Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of
Cortland (NY) and 
UU Church of Athens and Sheshequin (PA)
“All Things New”
Donna Zimmerman, Worship leader
Dr. Gary Smart, Accompanist
Mike Bernos, Guitar and Vocals

A sermon on Ezekiel, dry bones, a blooming amaryllis, the gift of a Gladiolus bulb and the reminder that “renewal is part of a cycle. Dormancy is not a disorder. Periods where we don’t grow or flower are inevitable parts of life, but they are necessary parts of life as we rest and preserve our resources for the return of the rain.”

About Our Speaker

Kris Kines has been a member of BBUUC for over 20 years. She’s served on the Board and the Council multiple times and is currently a member of the Nominating Committee, but her passion has always been with the Worship Committee. Usually seen at the pulpit as the Worship Leader, she is expanding her role to deliver Sermons written by UU ministers

About the Sermon Author

Rev. Darcey Laine grew up in a musical family and has a bachelor’s degree in Music performance from Indiana University.  She attended Star King School for the Ministry and developed a passion for ministry with children and youth.  After her ordination in 1998 to the Unitarian Universalist Ministry, she served as DRE for the First UU Church of Stockton, then settled in Silicon Valley, where she served as Minister of Religious Education for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto for seven years. In the summer of 2007, Darcey and her partner Eric and son Nick moved to Ithaca, New York, to be closer to family. In 2008, she was called to serve as Parish Minister of the UU Church of Athens and Sheshequin (PA) and has served as their settled minister ever since. She began a second ministry with the UU Church of Cortland (NY) in 2018. She helped both congregations enter into a congregational partnership of mutual support, collaboration, and care that has continued to this day.

Special Music by BBUUC Member Mike Bernos

Mike is an accomplished businessman, musician, producer, and writer. A singer/songwriter of many genres, he is the founder and plays with Spice & the Po Boys and AmpleAngst. Mike is a member of BBUUC, the husband of Annabelle Gallois-Bernos, and the father of Joachin.