Sermons

Union Church words to live by, words of inspiration.

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…

Reflection – The Second Mountain

May 5, 2019 — Rev. Paula Norbert   Today, I would like to share the following piece that was published by columnist, David Brooks of the New York Times, back in April. The Moral Peril of Meritocracy    By David Brooks Many of the people I admire lead lives that have a two-mountain shape. They got…

Even From an Old Stump – Revisited

April 28, 2019 — Rev. Jan Hryniewicz Text:  Isaiah 58: 1 – 12 & Colossians 3: 15 – 17   Recently Ed and I took a 4,500 mile trip in our tiny green Ford Fiesta…to explore the south and get away from the ice and snow.   I brought three things home from that trip…a refrigerator…

Easter Morning, 2019

April 21, 2019 — Rev. Paula Norbert John 20:1-18   In the hushed quiet of the early morning she made her way to the tomb, while the dew was fresh and the sun had not risen yet…Mary Magdalene.  In each of the four Gospels, with some variations, we encounter her, the loving and dedicated disciple…

Reflection-Palm Sunday

April 14, 2009 — Rev. Kathryn Matthews   From our readings today, we accompany Jesus in the events of the final week of his ministry as we move through this important drama in the life of Jesus, from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, to the last supper he shared with his dearest friends, and then…