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Tag Archives: UCC

Glasses resting on Bible

Learning How To Blush

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Long Beach, Calif. Reading: Jeremiah 6:13-15 Welcome to the First Congregational Church of Long Beach, a United Church of Christ, a church with a great history and .. perhaps .. a great future. That part remains to be

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Overcoming Oppressive Theology

City of Refuge United Church of Christ, San Francisco, Calif. Theos/logos God words or words about God are not etched in granite…they metamorphosise with time. All of us see things a bit differently than how we saw them ten years ago, and certainly our theology

Glasses resting on Bible

When God Loves the World

Fellowship Congregational Church, Tulsa, Okla. Reading for the Fourth Sunday in Lent: John 3:14-21 A dear friend and co-worker for human rights, Barbara Santee, has written a play which has just completed its second run at the Heller Theater, and which has been selected to

Glasses resting on Bible

When I Am Still, I Hear the Quiet Voice

Fellowship Congregational Church, Tulsa, Okla. Reading for the Second Sunday after Epiphany: 1 Samuel 3:1-10  This past week I wrote to the Confirmation Class and members of the youth groups inviting them to a weekend retreat, the purpose of which will be to learn a

Glasses resting on Bible

A Laughing Hope

First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Calif. Readings for the Third Sunday after Pentecost: Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-8 It is remarkable and fitting that on the day we dedicate to remembering our fathers, we should hear a story about Abraham, whose name means “Father of a

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In the Flesh

First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Calif. Reading for the Fourth Sunday of Advent: Matthew 1:18-25 The day has come. Christmas Eve. We have waited and it has arrived, as it does every year, on time. Whether it seems early or late, to have come quickly

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The Heart of Gratitude

First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Calif. Readings for Thanksgiving: Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know the Lord is God! It is he that made us and we are his;