reverend kacela

Here, you will find the Reverend Xolani Kacela’s thoughts on his journey to ministry, the Unitarian Universalist faith, and his sermons. We hope you enjoy his positive and hopeful messages.

Listen to our minister talk about Unitarian Universalist beliefs and religious practices.


October 14, 2018
Dreaming Fast and Big

As we kick off our annual stewardship campaign and canvass, let us explore a few ideas about giving and benevolence. Video summary of sermon. Full sermon audio.

October 7, 2018
May We Convey Love In All We Do

What does it mean when we Unitarian Universalists say we “side with love”? How do we make love a transformative force in the world? How do we make it real? We’ll explore a few ideas. This sermon also begins a series on “How to Love.” Video summary of sermon. Full sermon audio.

September 30, 2018
Where There is No Vision, The People Will

Rev. Xolani was away attending a Unitarian Universalist Association meeting in Dallas, Tx. Please listen to our dynamic guest minister, the Rev. Warren Robinson, Pastor of Owen Chapel A.M.E. Church of Alamogordo, who also happens to be a great singer!  Rev. Robinson’s sermon will take a close look at the importance of having a vision and the consequences of not having a vision. Full sermon audio.

September 23, 2018
Yom Kippur, Day of Attonement

Why is atonement important? What does it mean for our spiritual lives and human development?  Video summary of sermon. Full sermon audio.

September 16, 2018
Truth or Consequences

The sermon will offer a glimpse of our newly settled minister. He will tell some stories from his life and explain how he found the freedom to make some unexpected choices. Video summary of this sermon. Video summary of sermon. Full sermon audio.

September 9, 2018
Why is Hispanic Heritage Month Important?

Elisa Sanchez explains who are Hispanics and what they bring to the table. Our 2nd principle calls us to “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.”  How are we as Unitarian Universalists stepping up to achieve our 2nd principle. Full sermon audio.

September 2, 2018
From Me to We

This sermon explores how our individual pursuits form our collective identity. It also lays out Rev. Xolani’s vision for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces and how we all can participate in shared ministry.  Video summary of inaugural sermon. Full sermon audio.