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Sermon: “Redeeming Our Nation”

Every Epiphany at FCUCC we select “star words.” As the magi followed the star to Jesus, we follow our star words through the year.  This year, our congregation also is following a star word.  That word?  Redemption. Many of us, … Continue reading

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“Me and White Supremacy, Day 1: My White Privilege…and Healthcare”

I’m on Day 1 of Layla Saad’s, Me and White Supremacy.  In response to Saad’s question, “What negative experiences has your white privilege protected you from throughout your life?” I named illness due to inattentive healthcare professionals or lack of … Continue reading

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Sermon: Rebirthing the Church: Where Do We Go from Here? (8/30/2020) Genesis 32:

(river) A lot has happened in the last five months.  The pandemic continues to rage, with 5.7 million cases and 177,000 deaths in our country thus far.  George Floyd was killed.  Protests against our country’s original sin of racism have … Continue reading

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Sermon: “Gather Us In” (John 20:19-30) [Easter 2] 4/19/2020

They were hunkered down, frightened, sheltered-in-place.  Their world had changed overnight. They couldn’t imagine what the next days would hold. All they knew was that Jesus was gone.  In their grief, their uncertainty, their fear, they drew together.  These were … Continue reading

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Sermon: “The Worst/Best of Times” (Mt. 21:1-11) PALM SUNDAY [4/5/2020]

In a meeting with one of my clergy groups this week, we talked a lot about the “both-and-ness” of the times we’re living in. The number of Covid cases in our country has topped 300,000.  There have been 8,400 deaths.  … Continue reading

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Meditation: “Long Hairs” (4/1/2020)

Anybody need a haircut?   I hate getting haircuts, but I’d give my eyeteeth for one right now.  I did see a video where a hairdresser tried to cut someone’s hair from six feet away.  I think a broom might … Continue reading

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Bulletin: Wednesday Prayer (4/1/2020)

Wednesday Prayer (4/1/2020)   Welcome   Silence   Poem:  “Wild Geese,” by Mary Oliver   Hymn            Won’t You Let Me Be Your Servant? BEACH SPRING   Won’t you let me be your servant, let me … Continue reading

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Sermon: “Rushing Resurrection” (John 11:1-45) [3/29/2020]

March 17th, I got a text from Dennis, our flower guru, asking if we should cancel our order for Easter lilies.  Together, we decided that, yes, we probably needed to cancel the order.  The next morning, this poem emerged. Today, … Continue reading

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Bulletin: FCUCC Worship (3/29/2020)

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Reflection: Wednesday prayer (3/25/2020)

Gospel Lesson   MATTHEW 6:25-34 ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the … Continue reading

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