Sermon Archives

02/11/2018

“Shining a New Light: An Atheist’s 10 Suggestions”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Feb. 11, 2018 Shining a New Light: An Atheist’s 10 Suggestions Exodus 20:1-17 Dennis Lee Curtis was an armed robber who was arrested in 1992 in Rapid City, South Dakota. It turns out that Curtis was a scrupulous robber. In his wallet, the police found a sheet of paper on […]

02/04/2018

“Shining a New Light: Is God Real?”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Feb. 4, 2018 “Shining a New Light: Is God Real?” Acts 9:3-6 As many of you know, my husband, Eric, is a plane nut. No, not P-L-A-I-N nut. An airplane nut. He knows all things aircraft. And he loves that show “Why Planes Crash” on the Weather Channel. The show […]

01/28/2018

“Shining a New Light: It’s So Simple”

Shining a New Light: It’s So Simple!” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, January 28, 2018 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Let’s shine a new light on theology this morning, shall we? Theology is a branch of philosophy. Did you know that? This study of God (Theo means God and –ology means the study of) […]

01/21/2018

“Shining a New Light: Death & Salvation”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Jan. 21, 2018 “Shining a New Light: Death & Salvation” Deut. 30:15-16 This week, our daughter-in-law lost her grandfather. Although she is 30 years old, his was the first death of someone important in her life she has experienced. On the other hand, our children have experienced many deaths throughout […]

01/14/2018

“Shining a New Light: The Fall of God”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Jan. 14, 2018 “Shining A New Light: The Fall of God” Gen. 2:4-24; Gospel of Thomas saying 3 Once upon a time, two people lived in a kind of paradise – a garden of perfection – where they could eat and play and frolic with the animals freely. They had […]

01/07/2018

“Shining a New Light: God in Absence”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Jan. 7, 2018 “Shining a New Light: God in Absence” Lam. 2:1-10 excerpts; 2 Cor. 4:8-11 On Christmas Eve morning, in this room, we had a full house. We sang lots of Christmas carols and celebrated communion. We lit candles and gathered in pews and around the sanctuary. We sang […]

12/31/2017

“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 […]

12/24/2017

“Advent through the Ages: Love”

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

12/17/2017

“Advent through the Ages: Joy”

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12/03/2017

“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 […]

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