Claudette Colvin & John the Baptist: A sermon for MLK day

First Congregational Church of Reading Sunday January 19, 2014- Epiphany 2 John 1:29-42  They only studied one week of “Negro History” in February 1955 at the segregated Booker T Washington High School in Montgomery, Alabama. Just one week. But it was enough. Claudette boarded a Capital Heights city bus downtown after school on March 2, …

Is it rude to seat latecomers later in the service? Or is your church just being clear?

My Twitter feed (@RevEverett) was all aflutter when I posted a picture from a worship bulletin and wrote: I was out of town for Christmas Eve this year and visiting a church out of state, which shall remain nameless. I suspect many people in the pews were not regular parishioners at this particularchurch. While I …

Brokenness as Kindling: A Sermon on 2 Timothy 1: 1-14

South Walpole United Methodist Church Sunday Oct 6, 2013 World Communion Sunday & Blessings of the Animals 2 Timothy 1:1-14 “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, 2To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the …