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Rev. Dr. Robin McGonigle
11/26/2017

“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 […]

11/19/2017

“Thanksgiving through the Ages”

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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 […]

11/05/2017

“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 […]

10/29/2017

“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 […]

10/22/2017

“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 […]

10/02/2017

“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 […]

09/10/2017

“The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 10, 2017 “The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life” Psalm 37:3-4 Henry was a man in his 60’s who had loved fishing for all of his life. He was a top-notch fly-fisherman with the help of a special lure, the “bead head wooly bugger,” as it was called. Henry also was […]

08/27/2017

“Re-Imagine the World’

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08/20/2017

“Re-Imagining the World: Dinner Party Parable”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 20, 2017 “Re-Imagine the World: Dinner Party Parable” Luke 14:16-24 Imagine you are throwing a big party and you are so excited! You have: • Catered the finest foods, including prawns and caviar, wine and champagne, and scrumptious desserts. This is no hot dog and chips meal. • Found […]

07/23/2017

“Re-Imagine the World: Samaritan Parable”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church July 23, 2018 “Re-Imagine the World: Samaritan Parable” Luke 10:30-35 What’s your favorite hero story? It might be from a fairy tale, a movie, a comic strip, or real life. Typically, a hero is one who unselfishly helps others. Two of the most important tales in the western tradition are […]

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