An Advent Journey through Music: Wake

A sermon given by Rev. Eleanor McCormick on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Mary Shore, a biblical commentator and educator observes that Matthew, the Gospel, moves in this chapter that we heard Gene read this morning from a sense of something that is incredibly grand and cosmic, to some more mundane and ordinary images. Matthew moves […]

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A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, November 20, 2016. This is Zoe Graber Weickert and in a few moments, in the middle of the sermon, she is going to share with you a story about something that happened to her this past week. So welcome, Zoe, to the chancel steps. […]

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Deep Breath

A sermon given by Rev. Nancy Thellman on Sunday, November 13, 2016 So here we are. Survivors of the 2016 election! When Peter asked me to preach on this particular Sunday, I think it was with some fascination—to have someone who is both pastor and politician preach in the aftermath of a long, convoluted and […]

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Who are You Voting For?

A sermon given by Rev. Eleanor McCormick on Sunday, November 6, 2016 Award winning film director, Ava DuVernay, posted a selfie this week on her Instagram feed, where she’s pictured wearing a simple black t-shirt that reads, “I am my ancestors’ wildest dreams!” And I thought to myself, isn’t that what we all aspire to […]

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The Common Good

A sermon given by Rev. Da Vita McCallister on Sunday, October 30, 2016 Good morning! It is my absolute joy and honor to be with you this morning. I want to say a word of greeting to each of you on behalf of the Connecticut Conference, your brother and sister conference, and on the other […]

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Finding Christ in Prison

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, October 23, 2016 This morning we continue the third of a series of sermons on “What does it mean to be the church in the city?” And the text we’ve been exploring for the last three weeks are these words from Jeremiah 29:7, where […]

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Why Does Education Matter to God?

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, October 16, 2016 I think it’s fitting this morning, as we celebrate our Head Start program at the Community Children’s Center, that we say a few words about public education and why it matters. That, to be the church in the city, is to […]

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How to Make a Joyful Noise in the City

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, October 9, 2016 For the next three Sundays we will focus on one question: What does it mean to be the church in the city? And that one question will be guided by one verse of scripture: Jeremiah 29:7. First, some context: Jeremiah, the […]

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Original Blessing

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers during Plymouth’s 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday, October 2, 2016 First of all, thank you very much for this invitation. I have great affection for this town, and great respect for this church. It is no small thing to turn a stranger loose in your pulpit, even […]

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When is Preaching an Act of Resistance?

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, September 25. We can no longer act as if this isn’t happening. We can no longer go through a day of our lives and pretend that we do not know the name of Tamir Rice or Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Terence Crutcher, […]

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