Sermon Archives

Rev. Dr. Robin McGonigle
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 […]

10/21/2018

“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 […]

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, […]

09/16/2018

“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 […]

08/26/2018

“Enneagram: Challenger”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 26, 2018 Enneagram: Challenger II Cor. 12:9-10 In one of the churches I served was a strong, talkative, hard-nosed, competitive woman who had recently retired from her executive job in town. She had risen through the ranks at a large utility company and served as a vice president there […]

08/12/2018

“Enneagram: Loyalist”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 12, 2018 Enneagram: Loyalist I John 4:16, 18-19 We’re going to take a short break from the festivities of Sports Sunday to continue our discussion of the spiritual tool called the Enneagram. All summer, we have been discovering what the enneagram has to teach us about ourselves. This is […]

08/05/2018

“Enneagram: Investigator”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 5, 2018 “Enneagram: Investigator” Luke 6:38 The Enneagram is a system of mapping human character types. The premise of the Enneagram is that there are nine distinct types of human characters. The word Enneagram is a Greek word that means nine-pointed, or nine-sided figure, or drawing. Each of the […]

07/22/2018

“Enneagram: Achiever”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church July 22, 2018 “Enneagram: Achiever” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 In his memoir, Open, champion tennis player Andre Agassi describes growing up with a father whose love for him was tied to his performance on the court. Agassi shocked the world when he publicly confessed for the first time that he hated […]

07/15/2018

“Enneagram: Helper”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church July 15, 2018 “Enneagram: Helper” Mark 28-34a Last week, I kicked off our new sermon series about the Enneagram – a spiritual and psychological resource to better understand our personalities and our spiritual needs. I talked about number Ones – often called “perfectionists” or “reformers”. As I suspected, we have […]

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