6/29/14 – “Unleashing the Cargo” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

by uccashland on June 29, 2014 with 0 comments

I cannot preach on the Jonah text without thinking about a Sunday evening in March 1983, when I sat listening to an Old Testament Professor from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He had travelled to Reedsport, Oregon, to preach the ordination sermon for Barbara Hineline. She was the first woman to be called to a solo pastoral position in the American Baptist Churches of Oregon. Like many of us, she has since crossed over into the United Church of Christ denomination.

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6/22/14 – “The Crossing” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

by uccashland on June 22, 2014 with 0 comments

Within three months of my moving to Eugene from Minnesota, my Dad, a long-time resident of Eugene, passed away. As many of you have experienced, not only was I dealing with all the details that death brings, but as the oldest child, designated as his personal representative, I had the responsibility of carrying out his wishes along with sifting and sorting through 87 years of life memories tucked away in closets and drawers.

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5/25/14 – “Surprising Gifts” by Rev. Pamela ShepherdSermons

by uccashland on May 25, 2014 with 0 comments

My mother, Geneva Shepherd Seltzer, grew up in Rome, Georgia during the Great Depression. She was eight years old when the stock market crashed in 1929. Her family lost their farm, and her father died of pneumonia by the time she was eleven. She dropped out of school in the 5th grade to go to work in a textile mill to help support her widowed mother and six kids.

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5/11/14 – “Surely Goodness and Mercy” by Rev. Pamela ShepherdSermons

by uccashland on May 11, 2014 with 0 comments

In our reading from the book of Acts we see the early church as Luke sees it. He says of those who gathered together after the resurrection, they devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

The Book of Acts is the book that teaches us how to be church together. We are to sing and pray and share food here. We are to share our money. We are to care more about each other and less about our stuff.

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