To Share Their Burdens

David Dean presents
a sermon written by 
Rev. Kaaren Anderson 
Interim Minister of First Parish Brewster (MA) UU
“To Share Their Burdens”
A Memorial Day Sermon
Jennifer Bacmeister, Worship leader
Dr. Gary Smart, Accompanist
John Daugherty, (Baritone) Guest Musician

David will share Rev. Anderson’s sermon exploring how we must address, and even try to heal, the burden that soldiers carry alone.

About our Speaker

David Dean, a 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. Kaaren Solveig Anderson (pronounced CAR-in) serves at the interim minister for First Parish Brewster UU. She recently served as the Interim Minister of the UU Fellowship in Vero Beach, FL. Rev. Kaaren received her Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University. She is also an artist and a published author of meditations and essays. She has served UU congregations throughout NY, MA and FL for the over 25 years. You can find out more about her at

About Our Guest Musician

Baritone John Daugherty pursues a busy schedule of opera, song recitals and oratorio, performing repertoire drawn from a wide array of genres and styles. His recent stage roles include Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Joseph de Rocher in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The King in Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King, and Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette. John has appeared in the concert hall with the Albany Symphony, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Michigan Opera Theater. 

An avid proponent of new music, John recently sang the role of John Thomas in the world premiere of Jules Pegram’s award-winning opera Higher Ground. Previously, John had performed as the baritone vocalist with the Tulsa Camerata in the world premiere of Michael Daugherty’s This Land Sings.

When he is not performing, John can be found reading the classics, strength training, or searching for the next cup of coffee.