Sermons

Union Church words to live by, words of inspiration.

The Good Samaritan

July 14, 2017 — Rev. Paula Norbert   Summer is a wonderful time for reading whether on the beach or while on the porch in the evening with a cool breeze blowing through; it’s a great time for stories to be told and shared within families and among friends during our vacations or simply when…

Surprising Prophets

July 7, 2019 — Rev. Nancy Parent Bancroft   Readings: 2 Kings 5:1-14 John 1:43-46 Luke 10:1-2 Jeremiah, Hosea, John the Baptist, Jesus, Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy, Samantha Smith, Denise Kenney, Greta Thunberg, Jen Comeau – What do these  people have in common? They are prophets. What is a prophet? Although some prophets…

A More Perfect Union

June 30, 2019 — Rev. Paula Norbert   Micah 6:8 God has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? 1 Timothy 2:1-4 1. Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers,…

The Blessings of Summer

June 23, 2016 — Rev. Paula Norbert   Just a few days ago on the Summer Solstice, people around the earth celebrated the day when the hours of light are longest.  We know that sunshine brings warm, helps crops and flowers to grow, and allows us to feel the warmth from the sun in a…

Parents’ Day

June 16, 2019 — Paul Schlaver   Honoring “Mothers and Fathers” This Day We are use to honoring our Mothers, wives and the mothers of our children in mid-May. Then we honor dads in mid- June. My thoughts today are an attempt to simply reminisce about both of my parents and what their lives and…

The Profound, Paradoxical and Sacred Gift of These Times

June 9, 2019 — Jennifer Comeau   As many of you know, I was one of 350 people across the globe accepted to attend Climate Change & Consciousness conference in Findhorn, Scotland in late April. How I got a “Yes,” when there were probably thousands more qualified is not a small thing: I wrote the…

The Power of One

June 2, 2016 — Rev. Paula Norbert John 17:20-26 “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word,  that they may all be one.  I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with…

God’s Truth is Marching On

May 26, 2019 — Rev. Paula Norbert   Tomorrow is Memorial Day, and, as we know it is a day honoring all those who have died serving our country. This was the idea of General John A. Logan, with the first Memorial Day in 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery, where members of both the Union…

I Dream of a Better World

May 19, 2019 — Rev. Paula Norbert Revelation 21:1-6   We hear this reading from the Book of Revelation this morning where we are told that God is doing a new thing.  Revelation is the final book of the New Testament and of the Bible.  It’s a promise of hope, of new possibilities, of new…

Hearts Untroubled

May 12, 2019 — Rev. Paula Norbert   In today’s reading, we hear Jesus speaking to his friends with words that might be important for us to hear today too.  He says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.”  In light of so much going on in our nation and the world, we might pause…