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06/21/2020

“Reigniting: A Sense of Connection”

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06/21/2020

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING OUR RE-OPENING

After much thought and deliberation, it has been decided that beginning on Sunday, July 5th we will slowly begin to reopen UCC. Before heading this way, however, there are some things one must keep in mind. • Due to the COVID situation, seating will be limited. Therefore, if you plan to attend a Sunday service, […]

06/14/2020

“Reigniting! A Sense of Freedom”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church June 14, 2020 “Reigniting! A Sense of Freedom” I Peter 2:11-17 Anyone among us experiencing some change in your life? Then this sermon is for you! Actually, this whole sermon series is for you! Paul spoke last week about reigniting a sense of wonder in our lives as we walk […]

06/07/2020

“Reigniting! A Sense of Wonder”

“Reigniting! A Sense of Wonder” A sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, June 7, 2020 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know […]

05/17/2020

“A Resurrection Shaped Life: Forgiveness, Passion and Justice”

“A Resurrection Shaped Life: Forgiveness, Passion and Justice” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, May 17, 2020 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, […]

05/10/2020

“A Resurrection Shaped Life: Mending Loss and Sorrow”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church May 10, 2020 A Resurrection Shaped Life: Mending Loss and Sorrow Matt. 25: 1-13 Dialog… Me: Hey God. God: Hello….. Me: I’m falling apart. Can you put me back together? God: I would rather not. Me: Why? God: Because you aren’t a puzzle. Me: What about all of the pieces […]

05/03/2020

“A Resurrection Shaped Life: Recovering from Shame”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church May 3, 2020 “A Resurrection Shaped Life: Recovering from Shame & Blame” John 9:1-12 Two weeks ago, Paul captured my attention during our worship with a prayer about this stay-at-home time and how we don’t have to use it to accomplish something huge or become something better. It was adapted […]

04/26/2020

“A Resurrection Shaped Life: The Meaning of Suffering”

“A Resurrection Shaped Life: The Meaning of Suffering” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, April 26, 2020 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word 9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw […]

04/19/2020

“A Resurrection Shaped Life: Growing Beyond our Past”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church April 19, 2020 “A Resurrection Shaped Life: Growing Beyond our Past” John 20:19-23 In A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway makes a bleak and tragic point about how the world crushes and kills even the best among us. “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken […]

04/12/2020

“The Resurrection of Hope”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church April 12, 2020 “The Resurrection of Hope” Luke 24:1-12 This is an unusual Easter morning with us all in our homes quietly celebrating. For the first time in my ministry, the church isn’t bustling with people, ushers aren’t greeting guests, we aren’t running out of bulletins, I’m not rushing around […]

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