Dec. 31, 2017: “Endings and Beginninngs” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

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Dec. 31, 2017 // Narrative Yr. 4.17 Christmas 1 // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Endings and Beginnings”: excerpt from “The Wasteland” by T. S. Eliot; John 1:19-34   I. We gather here this morning on the threshold of a new year. If we were Scottish, …

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Dec 24, 2017: “Set the Table” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

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Dec. 24, 2017 9 a.m. // Narrative Yr. 4.16 Advent IV // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Set the Table”: John 1:1-18; “People Look East” by Eleanor Farjeon; #WordofLove   Intro If we can take a few moments to reflect, let’s think back on the last …

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Sr. Pastor’s Column – December 2017UCC Blog

by Linda Anderson on December 6, 2017 with 0 comments

Word Made Flesh… in You by Rev. Christina G. Kukuk #WordMadeFlesh #WordofLove   I cannot remember a year in which the power of words to build up or tear down has ever felt so keen. On the national and international level, jokes about what the President tweets mask the much more serious consequences of what …

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Oct 15, 2017: “A Fiery Woman” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

by Linda Anderson on October 20, 2017 with 0 comments

Oct. 15, 2017 // Narrative Yr. 4.6 // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “A Fiery Woman”; Judges 4:1-16, Judges 5:1-9, 24-31, “Brave” by Sara Bareilles [Buh-reyh-less] [Era of the Judges, when the liberated Israelites begin to settle as tribes throughout Canaan, but no one monarch leads …

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Sept 24, 2017: “What Kind of God?” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

by Linda Anderson on October 13, 2017 with 0 comments

Sept. 24, 2017 // Narrative Yr. 4.3 // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “What Kind of God?”; Genesis 21:1-3; Genesis 22:1-14 [Continuing from last week’s story of Hagar and Ishmael and all the questions it raises about which voice is God’s voice? Where is God? Enabling …

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Sept. 17, 2017: “Words Can Do That: Naming God #1” by Rev. Christina G KukukSermons

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Sept. 17, 2017 // Narrative Yr. 4.2 // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Words Can Do That: Naming God #1”; Genesis 16; Genesis 21:8-21 Intro One of my favorite Baptist preachers once described the story we just heard as a textbook example of family system dysfunction. …

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Sep 10, 2017: “Words Can Do That” by Rev. Christina G KukukSermons

by Linda Anderson on September 14, 2017 with 0 comments

Sept. 10, 2017 // Narrative Yr. 4.1 // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Words Can Do That”; Genesis 1-19; Genesis 1:20-2:3   Intro “Let us remake the world with words…” For the past two weeks, we called one another to worship with a poem by Gregory …

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Aug 20, 2017: The Good Book? Series, “The View from 9,000 feet” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

by Linda Anderson on August 24, 2017 with 0 comments

August 20, 2017 // The Good Book? Series // First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “The View from 9,000 Feet”; Genesis 7:6-24; Genesis 8:13-22, 9:8-15 Intro When I reached the top of Atalaya Mountain two weeks ago, my first thought surprised me. Perhaps you’ve had a similar …

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July 16, 2017: “Teach Us To Pray: Making Concession” by Rev. Christina G. KukukSermons

by Linda Anderson on August 18, 2017 with 0 comments

July 16, 2017/ Summer NL Lord’s Prayer 5// First Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Teach Us To Pray: Making Concession”; Psalm 103:8-13; Luke 11:1-13; Mark Berry version of Lord’s Prayer Intro Among the books in which I can lose myself for hours is PostSecret: Confessions on Life, …

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