Sermon Archives

11/11/2018

“Mind, Body, Spirit, Voice: Sacred Vulnerability”

Mind, Body, Spirit, Voice: Sacred Vulnerability A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, November 11, 2018 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Traditional Word For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we […]

11/04/2018

“Why Church?”

“Why Church?” Acts 2: 43-47 In our increasingly busy lives, why do people make time to go to church? When you’d rather sleep in, why do you get up on Sunday morning to go to church? With the ridiculous publicity garnered by extremists who identify as Christian, why do you want to associate with Christians […]

10/28/2018

“Communion of the Saints”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Oct. 28, 2018 “Communion of the Saints” Hebrews 12:1-2a “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to […]

10/21/2018

“The Common Good”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Oct. 21, 2018 “The Common Good” Isaiah 56:1-2 and Luke 4:18-19 Sometimes a slice of pizza is more than it appears to be! This week, one of my long term friends, Julie Morgan, whose husband Rich is in his final days of life, shared this story… 25 years ago we […]

10/14/2018

“The Common Good: Of Gnats and Camels”

“The Common Good: Of Gnats and Camels” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, October 14, 2018 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Traditional Word 7 If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do […]

10/07/2018

Guest Speaker

Sunday, October 7th we had a guest speaker and an irregular service. Please contact the office for any recordings of this morning.

09/30/2018

“Plant Big Potatoes”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Oct. 2, 2018 “Plant Big Potatoes” II Cor. 9:6 and Matt. 6:19-21 Isn’t fall a lovely time of year? Other than not being able to breathe, I so enjoy September and October in Kansas. • Cool breezes blowing in the windows at night • The rich colors of orange, purple, […]

09/23/2018

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor–part 3”

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” part 3 A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, September 23, 2018 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Traditional Word 30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is […]

09/16/2018

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor–part 2”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 16, 2018 “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” part 2 Hebrews 13:1-3 Last month, Eric and I watched Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, a movie/documentary about the life and work of Fred Rogers, a Presbyterian minister and TV personality. You may remember Mr. Rogers donning his cardigan sweaters and talking […]

09/09/2018

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor–part 1”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 9, 2018 “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Deuteronomy 10: 12-19; Hebrews 13:1-3 Today we are starting a new church year of educational events, house churches, choir music, and sermons! The over-arching theme for UCC is: A Year of Social Justice. • Our house churches are studying the sin of […]

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