Sermon Archives


“Quilted Lives”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church December, 31, 2017 “Quilted Lives” John 15: 1-8 The house I lived in as a child was mysterious and magic. It was small, to be certain – built in 1905. A two-bedroom house with a parlor. When I was 10 or 11, my parents built an upstairs where the attic […]


“Advent through the Ages: Love”

This Christmas Eve service was an irregular service. Please contact the office at 316.634.0430 for a recording.


“Advent through the Ages: Joy”

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“Advent through the Ages: Hope”

Advent through the Ages: Hope Justo Gonzalez, the brilliant church historian, wrote in his “Story of Christianity” that “The early Christians did not believe that the time and place of the birth of Jesus had been left to chance. On the contrary, they saw the hand of God preparing the advent of Jesus in all […]


“The Five Finger Prayer”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Nov. 26, 2017 “The Five Finger Prayer” Psalm 46:1-3, 10-11 Read Psalm 46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and […]


“Thanksgiving through the Ages”


Nov. 19, 2017 University Congregational Church Robin McGonigle & Paul Ellis Jackson “THANKSGIVING THROUGH THE AGES” Opening Thoughts…. Robin This morning, Paul and I will be sharing “Thanksgiving Through the Ages” with you! We will include some older documents, including a story of the first Thanksgiving, proclamations from William Bradford and George Washington, ideas for […]


“A Heart of Wisdom”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church All Saints Sunday Nov. 5, 2017 “A Heart of Wisdom” Psalm 90: 1-17 Before Jesus lived, the Celts celebrated the end of the summer and prepared for the coming of the dark months the only way they knew. This end of the summer celebration was on Oct. 31. Since their […]


“The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life: Word”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Oct. 29, 2017 Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life: Word 500 years ago this week, on Oct. 31, 1517, a young monk and professor of moral theology nailed a list of arguments against corruption to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany. This list – better known as the 95 theses […]


“The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life: Habitat”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Oct. 22, 2017 Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life: Habitat Psalm 90:1-2 Coronado is believed to have visited what is now the Kansas wilderness in the 1540s during his hunt for the fabled “Seven Cities of Gold.” Inspired by the supposed firsthand account of a Franciscan priest in 1539, Coronado set off […]


“The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life: Commitment”

“The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life: Commitment” SHOWING UP One of my regular tasks as your associate minister is to maintain a spreadsheet of “key metrics”, measurements that our church leadership has decided show the health of our church. These include things such as active and non-active members, the number of visitors each week, how engaged […]

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