Sermon Archives

Rev. Dr. Robin McGonigle
08/09/2020

“Reigniting: A Sense of Motion”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 9, 2020 Reigniting! A Sense of Motion Psalm 90:12 and Ephesians 5:15-17 Early during the stay-at-home order, I saw that Ellen Awe from our congregation was making her special Mennonite bread. She was raised in a Mennonite home with wonderful recipes for homemade things. She called me and asked […]

08/02/2020

“Reigniting! A Sense of Joy”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 2, 2020 Reigniting! A Sense of Joy Psalm 16: 9-11 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure. For you do not give me up to Sheol, or let your faithful one see the Pit. You show me the path of life. In […]

07/26/2020

“Reigniting! A Sense of Resilience”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church July 26, 2020 Reigniting! A Sense of Resilience Joshua 1:9 and II Tim 1:7 “For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.” II Tim. 1:7 As we continue our series about Reigniting! our lives, today’s theme […]

07/19/2020

“Reigniting: A Sense of Humility”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church July 19, 2020 “Reigniting! A Sense of Humility” Col. 2: 18-19 What comes to your mind when I say the word “new”? If I say that I want to talk about trying “new things” today, what do you think about? What new things would you like to try? * Would […]

06/28/2020

“Reigniting! A Sense of Purpose”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church June 28, 2020 Reigniting! A Sense of Purpose Ecc. 3: 1-12 George Eliot wrote, “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” We continue our sermon series on Reigniting! our lives. Whether it is because we have been in quarantine for months, or have been in […]

06/21/2020

“Reigniting: A Sense of Connection”

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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 […]

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 […]

04/19/2020

“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 […]

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