Sermon Archives

02/02/2020

“Staying Positive in a Negative World – No Time for the Pits”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Feb. 2, 2020 “Staying Positive in a Negative World – No Time for the Pits” Psalm 90: 1-4 As we continue our series on Staying Positive in a Negative World, today we are focusing on time. I used to hear older people complain that the older they got, the faster […]

01/26/2020

“Staying Positive in a Negative World – Reprogramming”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Jan. 26, 2020 “Staying Positive in a Negative World – Reprogramming” Phil. 4:6-8 Are you a glass half-empty or glass half-full kind of person? Are you a pessimist or an optimist? When life gives you lemons, do you make lemonade or do you pucker up? When it is a cloudy […]

01/19/2020

“Staying Positive in a Negative World: Faith Drives the Blues Away”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Jan. 19, 2020 “Staying Positive in a Negative World: Faith Drives the Blues Away” Heb. 11:1 and Mark 9:23-24 It was the summer of my 7th-grade year. I was a gangly 12-year-old. It had been a difficult year at school. I was an awkward pre-teen who excelled in school, but […]

01/12/2020

“Staying Positive in a Negative World – The Secret of Contentment”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Jan. 12, 2020 “Staying Positive in a Negative World – The Secret of Contentment” I Tim. 6:6-8 Months ago, a church member suggested that in the climate of our news cycles, in the stress of everyday life, and in the hustle/ bustle of our work and family roles it might […]

01/05/2020

“Creating Meaning”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Jan. 5, 2020 “Creating Meaning” Psalm 16 Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble, in whom is all my […]

12/29/2019

“Finding Purpose”

“Finding Purpose” PAGE ONE Recently, I asked my home computer device, Alexa, one of the most important questions there is. Now, for those of you who don’t know what Alexa is, it’s this cylinder that sits in our living room and you can give it commands and it can do various things. You can say, […]

12/22/2019

“Songs for the Season: There’s a Song in the Air”

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12/15/2019

“Songs for the Season: Joy to the World”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Dec. 15, 2019 “Songs for the Season: Joy to the World” Psalm 98 Joy to the World is one of the best-known Christmas carols. This year it is celebrating its 300th birthday! Joy to the World was written by Isaac Watts, who was a prolific hymn writer, and also wrote: […]

12/08/2019

“Songs for the Season: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Dec. 8, 2019 “Songs for the Season: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” Luke 2:8-14 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, […]

12/01/2019

“Songs of the Season: Hope”

Today’s service was an irregular one. Please contact the church office for ways in which to access a video archive of the service. No audio is available.

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