Follow Your Bliss

David Dean presents
“Follow Your Bliss”
A sermon by UU Minister Rev. Sarah York
Jennifer Bacmeister, Worship leader
Dr. Gary Smart, Accompanist
Mike Bernos, Special Music

In following with our Soul Matters Theme of “Finding Our Center,” David will deliver a sermon written by UU Minister Rev. Sarah York centered on anthropologist Joseph Campbell’s well known phrase, “Follow Your Bliss,” a phrase used to describe spiritual balance. “If you follow your bliss,” said Campbell, “you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are— if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.”

About our Speaker 

David Dean, BBUUC member and an integral part of our Worship Team, is an Emmy-nominated editor who works as Senior Editor/Post-Producer for the PBS series “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love.” David is also a presenter, writer, and storyteller, who volunteers his time as the editor of our worship videos and contributes his other talents in the worship arts to our ministry. 

About the Sermon Author:

Rev. Sarah York (formerly Sara Moores Campbell) is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister and author of four books, including Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning Death and Pilgrim Heart: The Inner Journey Home. She also authored three reading selections in the UU hymnal. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest, a Masters from Duke, a Masters of Divinity from Harvard, and an Honorary Doctorate from Meadville-Lombard Theological School. After serving in settled ministry most of her career, she became an accredited interim minister. Currently she serves the UUA as Consultant for Ethics and Safety and is a certified spiritual director. You can learn more about Sarah and her books at her web site,

About our Member Musician:

Mike Bernos 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 and is the husband of Annabelle Gallois-Bernos and the father of Joachin.