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Rev. Robin McGonigle
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 […]

09/06/2015

Potpourri

Due to the nature of today’s “Potpourri” service, text is unavailable. If you desire an audio copy, please contact the church office. 316.634.0430

10/06/2013

Why Church? Communion

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church October 6, 2013 Why Church? Communion Mark 14: 22-25 A friend of mine was saying that the time she finds most peaceful and meaningful in her life is early morning, sitting on her deck, as the autumn weather brings cool, crisp morning air blowing through her hair. She sits and […]

10/01/2013

Why Church? The Bible is Self-Contradictory

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 22, 2013 “The Bible is Self-Contradictory and can be Used to Prove Almost Anything” 11 Timothy 3:10-17 Recently, I received a news story, and it says it’s from – simply – heaven. HEAVEN– In a surprise move, God issued a statement today announcing an immediate recall of His complete […]

10/01/2013

Why Church? I’m Spiritual but not Religious

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 15, 2013  “Why Church?  I’m Spiritual but not Religious” I Thess. 5:12-24   “I’m not religious, I’m spiritual.”  This seems to be a common statement today.  It’s as if religion has become a bad word.  Surveys have found that about 1 in 5 people – or about ½ of […]

09/29/2013

Why Church? Giving it All

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 29, 2013 “Why Church?  Giving It All” Mark 12: 38-44   There is a proverbial saying in Korea:   “a spoonful of rice from ten persons makes a bowl of rice.”  Originally and literally, it means that ten people united may easily help a person in need.  It is not […]

09/08/2013

Why Church?

In our increasingly busy lives, why do people make time to go to church? When you’d rather sleep in, why do you get up on Sunday morning to go to church? With the ridiculous publicity garnered by Christian extremists like Fred Phelps, why do you want to associate with Christians at a church? Not to […]

09/01/2013

The Spirituality of Numbers

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 1, 2013 “The Spirituality of Numbers” Psalm 90 Read Psalm 90. On this Labor Day weekend, I thought we would talk about numbers. Numbers are an inescapable part of our lives and our work. Have you noticed how we measure effectiveness by numbers? • Companies are judged on their […]

08/25/2013

Religious Jabberwocky

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 25, 2013 “Religious Jabberwocky” I Cor. 1:10, 19-20 ‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!” The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun […]

08/11/2013

The Myth of Redemptive Violence

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 11, 2013 “The Myth of Redemptive Violence” Matt. 5: 38-42 The last two weeks, I’ve spoken about the creation myth and the flood myth. Today I want to talk about another myth in the Christian tradition – the myth of redemptive violence. Here’s how it gets played out: • […]

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