8/20/2015 – ‘Revolutionary Lives” by Rev. Paula SohlSermons

by uccashland on August 20, 2015 with 0 comments

Paula Sohl 16 August 2015 Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58 Revolutionary Lives Just seven weeks ago I left on an epic journey to the beautiful island of Cuba, where translators are theologians, and maids are intellectuals; where church choir members were also cooks and hosts for our delegation from the United States and Mexico. In this …

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8/9/15 – “Listening through Anger” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

by uccashland on August 9, 2015 with 0 comments

First Congregational United Church of Christ August 9, 2015 Ephesians 4:28-5:2  Listening through Anger” Rev. Diane K. Hooge I remember the day years ago, when a woman came to my office and asked me to work with her to put together a funeral for her mother.  The unique part of this planning was that the …

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7/19/15 – “Harried and Hassled” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

by uccashland on July 21, 2015 with 0 comments

First Congregational United Church of Christ July 19, 2015 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56  “Harried and Hassled” Rev. Diane K. Hooge Every once in a while we have a lectionary text that is patched together in such a way that there are holes and one wonders “what were they thinking?” We need to back up and review …

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6/21/15 – “Crossing Boundaries” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

by uccashland on June 22, 2015 with 0 comments

First Congregational United Church of Christ June 21, 2015 Mark 4:35-41 “Crossing Boundaries” Rev. Diane K. Hooge   I woke up Thursday morning to the horrific news of the church shootings in South Carolina.  I sat at my desk and memories came flooding back to me…memories of attending so many vigils on the north side …

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5/10/15 – “Breaking the Mold” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

by uccashland on May 14, 2015 with 0 comments

First Congregational United Church of Christ  Acts 16-15 “Breaking the Mold” May 10, 2015 Rev. Diane K. Hooge The Church Calendar calls this day the Sixth Sunday of Easter and the Hallmark Calendar knows this day as Mother’s Day.  I’m well aware that for some families, this is a great day of celebration, while others …

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5/3/15 – “Re-Rooting Ourselves” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

by uccashland on May 3, 2015 with 0 comments

First Congregational United Church of Christ May 3, 2015 “Re-rooting Ourselves” John 15:1-8 Rev. Diane K. Hooge William Sloan Coffin is known for saying that “Mother love like God’s love provides maximum support and minimum protection.” One of the surprising gifts of marrying into the Hooge family was the relationship I developed with Ken’s Aunt …

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