Sermon Archives

Rev. Dr. Robin McGonigle
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 […]

01/19/2020

“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 […]

12/22/2019

“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, […]

11/24/2019

“Count Your Blessings”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Nov. 24, 2019 “Count Your Blessings” II Cor. 9:11 It’s about time to start the annual tradition of watching favorite Christmas movies. When I was growing up, our family tradition was to watch the Christmas musical “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. I still love that […]

11/17/2019

“The $100 Word”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Nov. 17, 2019 “The $100 Word” I Thess. 5:18 Rudyard Kipling was a great British poet. Kipling was a famous writer before he died, and made a great deal of money at his trade. A newspaper reporter came up to him once and said, ”Mr. Kipling, I just read that […]

11/10/2019

“Good God, Why Evil?”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Nov. 3, 2019 “Good God, Why Evil?” Romans 8:28-32 A husband suffering with Alzheimer’s, his memory getting worse, his driver’s license taken away, his dignity shattered. A daughter in ill health – watching as she declines, grows weaker, withers away. A vibrant young man with a college degree, unable to […]

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