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Our congregation meets for worship on Sundays at 10 AM.

Recent Sermons

Mercy, Luke 10:25-37

We are living in a world full of beaten people who have been robbed. Of course, not all of them are beaten and left for dead on the side of the road. Some of them are children in families plagued by addiction. Some of them are senior citizens deciding whether to fill a prescription or to pay the rent. Some of them are like the members of the US Women’s Soccer team wondering why they do the same job only better and get paid less than their male counterparts.
And, if we are honest, some of them are us. Perhaps not so severe as our friend on the side of the road in our story this morning, but we have had our moments, we carry the scars. When we are able to see that in ourselves and others, we are free to proceed to the intersection of compassion and brokenness where we can offer all of ourselves, the hurt we have endured and the love we have received. In this way, the Kingdom of God comes near and God’s will is done on earth as it is in heaven.

Freedom, Galatians 5:1, 13-25

I am sure that there will be preachers in this country today who will read our text for this morning and wax eloquently about how Paul’s letter to the church at Galatia so handsomely compliments the writings of our Thomas Jefferson. They will make little distinction, if any at all, between the two different understandings […]

Wisdom and Revelation, Knowing and Seeing – Ephesians 1:15-23

So whether we are talking about thirst people in the Arizona desert or LGBTQ teenagers who are being bullied . . . Whether we are talking about quality healthcare for the elderly and the poor or justice and inclusion for people of color. . . Weather we are talking about families being able to earn a wage that leaves some time left in their week to be family or women being able to make their own decisions about their bodies — we are talking about the same thing, a refusal to accept the prevailing narrative, the spirit of this age and a capacity to see a world brought to life by mercy and compassion, hope and promise, grace and love of God.
So the Apostle Paul prays for us today that the eyes of our hearts would be enlightened as we come to know Jesus so that we can see and know the world not as it is but as God created it and intends for it to be again.

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  • Conflict of souls around Hawai'i's sacred mountain July 22, 2019
    Construction of a telescope on a dormant volcano in Hawai'i is sparking protests, dividing communities and has prompted more than a hundred religious leaders to come together in a statement of solidarity to protect the sacred.
  • After hurricane's destruction, multicultural church becomes center of hope July 22, 2019
    In Puerto Rico's long recovery from Hurricane Maria, a congregation serving homeless people, undocumented immigrants, young mothers and elderly folks may soon become a center of outreach to an entire section of the island, with help, in part, from the United Church of Christ.
  • World Council’s climate strategy includes youth materials co-produced by UCC July 19, 2019
    For the sake of children, the World Council of Churches wants to redouble its efforts to fight climate breakdown. Empowering young people as activists will be part of that strategy, aided by a $25,000 environmental prize the WCC has won and by educational materials co-developed by the United Church of Christ.
  • Churches around Maine welcome asylum seekers from Africa in varied ways July 19, 2019
    United Church of Christ members in aging and overwhelmingly white Maine say there's nothing remarkable in their offers of help to the hundreds of Africans fleeing violence and arriving in their state. Whether it's bedrooms in a parsonage or money raised for legal assistance, it's how they do church, they say.