The Idolatry of Independence: A homily on Ephesians 4

Charge of Interdependence Among the World to the Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ First Congregational Church, Chesire CT Sunday May 31, 2015  Ephesians 4: 11-16  My geographically separated brethren, I greet you in the name of the One who calls us to be one. If a flock of Connecticut church leaders is willing to hear…Read more The Idolatry of Independence: A homily on Ephesians 4

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Charge to the Pastor

Charge to the Pastor by the Rev. Laura Everett Installation of Rev. Gregory Morisse as Senior Pastor Plymouth Church in Framingham MA, United Church of Christ Sunday October 19, 2014 “I have but one single charge to give you. One only, because it is first of all, and comprehends all. My brother, I charge you…Read more Charge to the Pastor

Unprepared: A Sermon on Luke 21: 5-19

Sunday November 17, 2013 at West Parish of Barnstable, United Church of Christ Luke 21:5-19 // When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, 6 "As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left…Read more Unprepared: A Sermon on Luke 21: 5-19

Being Re-formed: A sermon on Jeremiah 18

First Congregational Church of West Tisbury Sunday Sept 8, 2013 Jeremiah 18:1-11 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2“Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” 3So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. 4The vessel…Read more Being Re-formed: A sermon on Jeremiah 18

Desire to Gather

Desire to Gather: A Sermon on Luke 13 First Parish Church, Weston Sunday Feb 24, 2013 31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, ‘Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.’ 32He said to them, ‘Go and tell that fox for me,* “Listen, I am casting out demons and…Read more Desire to Gather

The View from the Graveyard

The View from the Graveyard: Mark 13:1-8 Sunday November 18, 2012 St. John Episcopal Church, Northampton MA "As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 2Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be…Read more The View from the Graveyard

7 Words: Facebook Pages and Defining your ‘Voice’

Old South Church in Boston's Facebook page includes the usual updates on their shared life. But a creative, participatory project caught my eye. Borrowing from The Christian Century article "The Gospel in Seven Words,"  their Facebook page offered their own seven word summations of the Gospel from clergy and members alike over multiple days. From the Minister…Read more 7 Words: Facebook Pages and Defining your ‘Voice’