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March Sermons 2016

March 27 – “The Surprise of Easter” (Jn 20:1-18) – Rev. Moore


March 20 – “Shouting Stones” (Lk 19:28-40) – Rev. Moore


March 13 – “An Extravagant Gesture” (Jn 12:1-8) – Pastor May


March 6 – “The Value of Simplicity” (Matt 22:34-40, Mk 6:6b-13) – Rev. Debbie Ingram

February Sermons 2016

February 28 – “God is Near” (Isa 55:6-11) – Pastor May

February 21 – “The Practice of Prayer” (Phil 4:6, Ja 5:13-16) – Rev. Debbie Ingram

February 14 – Senior Sermon: Eph 4:3 read by Felix Abwe

February 7 – “Shine, Jesus, Shine” (Lk 9:28-36) – Rev. Moore

January Sermons 2016

January 31 – “Talking the Talk — Walking the Walk” (Jer 1:4-10) – Rev. Moore

January 24 – “Where Do We Go From Here?” (Mk 10:17-22, Mk 12:41-44) – Rev. Moore


January 17 – “Breaking with Silence” (Isa 62:1-5) – Rev. Moore

January 10 “Remember Who[se] You Are” (Lk 3:15-22) – Pastor May

November Sermons 2015

November 22 – “Overwhelmed By Good News” (Jn 18:33-37) – Rev. Moore

November 15 – “What Will Be The Signs?” (Mk 13:1-8) – Rev. Moore

November 8 – “The Shepherd Psalm” (Ps 23; Jn 10:1-10) – Rev. Moore

November 1 – “Honoring Our Past, Living into the Future” (Heb 11) – Pastor May

October Sermons 2015

October 25 – “Creating Peace” (Gen 1:1-10; Jn 14:27) – Pastor May – PRINT

October 25 – “Creating Peace” (Gen 1:1-10; Jn 14:27) – Pastor May

October 25 – Reading at close of Sermon (adapted from Anne Weems “Creation and Faith/Reaching for Rainbows) – Pastor May

October 18 – “To Give Thanks” (Mk 10:35-45) – Rev. Cook

October 11 – “When Jesus Leads” (Heb 4:12-16) – Rev. Cook

October 4 – “Remembering and Re-Membering” (Lk 22:14-20; Gen 1:11-12, 29; Acts 2:41-46a; 1 Cor 11:17-33) – Pastor May – PRINT

October 4 – “Remembering and Re-Membering” (Lk 22:14-20; Gen 1:11-12, 29; Acts 2:41-46a; 1 Cor 11:17-33) – Pastor May

September Sermons 2015

September 27 – “Soul and Society”  (Mk 9:38-50) – Rev. Cook

September 20 – “The Hurting and Hopeful Soul”  (Mk 9:30-37) – Rev. Cook

September 13 – “Jesus in Our Soul”  (Mk 8:27-38) – Rev. Cook

September 5 – “The Soul When We Were Young”  (Lk 18: 11-17) – Rev. Cook

August Sermons 2015

August 23 – “Easier Said Than Done” (Jn 6: 56-69) – Pastor May – PRINT

August 23 – “Easier Said Than Done” (Jn 6: 56-69) – Pastor May

August 16 – “Food and Drink for the Journey” (Jn 6: 51-58) – Pastor May – PRINT

August 16 – “Food and Drink for the Journey” (Jn 6: 51-58) – Pastor May

August 9 – “The Unlikely Instruments of Love” (Jn 6: 35; 41-51) – Rev. Cook

August 2 – “Oh Holy God, Feed Our Hunger” (Jn 6:24-35) – Rev. Cook

July Sermons 2015

July 26 – “Beyond Our Imagination” (Jn 6:1-21) – Rev. Cook

July 19 – “Jesus is Our Present… and Our Future” (Lk 24:13-35) – Rev. Cook

July 5“Opening the Blinds” (Matt 13:10-17) – Pastor May

June Sermons 2015

June 28“Everyone Has a Name” (Mk 5:21-43) – Pastor May

June 21 – “When Jesus Was Sleeping” – Rev. Cook as guest preacher at United Church of Hinesburg

June 14 – “When Jesus Was Sleeping” (Mk 4:26-34) – Rev. Cook

June 7 (10am Service) – “Standing on Holy Ground” (Matt 14:13-23a) – special guest Rev. Steve Blackmer

June 7 (8am Service) – Message Delivered by Pastor Sally May; Poem by Wendell Berry (“How to be a Poet”); Scripture: Matt 14:13-23a (read by Blair Bean)

May Sermons 2015

May 31 – “Samson and the Nazarite Vow” (Judges 13) – Rev. Cook

May 24 – Marathon Sunday (Acts 2:1-21) – Rev. Cook

May 17 – “The Connection” (Acts 1:1-11) – Rev. Cook

May 10 – “A Love Like No Other” (Jn 15:9-17) – Pastor May

May 3 – “Roots Seeking Water” (Jn 15:1-8) – Rev. Cook

April Sermons 2015

Apr 26“A Psalm for Living” (Ps 23) – Pastor May

Apr 19“Emmaus” (Lk 24:13-49) – Pastor May

Apr 12 – Annual Pulpit Exchange – Rabbi Joshua Chasan of Ohavi Zedek Synagogue

Apr 5 (10am) “It’s About the Hope!” (Jn 20:1-18) – Rev. Cook

Apr 5 (8am) “What is the Rest of the Story?” (Mk 16:1-8) – Pastor May

March Sermons 2015

Mar 22 “The New Covenant” (Jn 12:20-36) – Rev. Cook

Mar 15 “Fear in its Right Proportion” (Jn 3:14-21) – Rev. Cook

Mar 1 “What Are We Missing?” (Mk 9:2-10) – Pastor May

February Sermons 2015

Feb 22 “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (Gen 9:8-17; Mk 1:9-15) – Pastor May

Feb 15 was “Youth Sunday,” an annual occasion on which our High School Youth deliver the sermon. Please find links to each of their sermons below, as well as a copy of the Order of Worship.

January Sermons 2015

Jan 18 “Who Are We Waiting For” (1 Sam 3:1-20; Jn 1:43-51) – Pastor May

Jan 11 “Baptism and Our Ministry Together” (Mk 1:4-11) – Rev. Cook

Jan 4 “A Journey of Passion” (Mt 2:1-12) – Rev. Cook

December Sermons 2014

Dec 28 “Life With Anna and Simeon” (Lk 2:22-38) – Rev. Cook

Dec 7 “Getting Prepped” (Mk 1:1-8) – Rev. Cook

November Sermons 2014

Nov 30  “Getting Ready” (Mk 13:24-37) – Rev. Cook

Nov 23  “A Congregational Economy” (Ps 100; Mt 25:31-46) – Rev. Cook
Please follow this link to access the document “Movement Toward a Moral Economy”, referenced by Rev. Cook. For more information, please click here.

Nov 16  “A Talent and Talents: Waking Up to Our Future” (Mt 25:14-30) – Rev. Cook

Nov 9  “Living With Hope” (1 Thes 4:13-18) – Rev. Cook

Nov 2  “On Being Virtuous” (Mt 23:1-12) – Rev. Cook

October Sermons 2014

Oct 26  “Precious in God’s Sight” (Mt 19:13-15) – Amy Mellencamp, Ed.D.

Oct 19  “Beware the Zealot!” (Lk 18:9-17) – Rev. Tom Taylor

Oct 12  “Is Your God Too Small?” (Mt 22:1-14) – Rev. Cook

Oct 5  “The Law for the Whole Earth” (Mt 21:33-46) – Rev. Cook

September Sermons 2014

Sep 28  “This is What it is All About” (Mt 5:1-12) – Rev. Carr

Sep 21  “A Way Out of No Way – Grace” (Mt 20:1-16) – Rev. Cook

Sep 7  “A Way Out of No Way – Reconciliation” (Mt 18:15-20) – Rev. Cook

August Sermons 2014

Aug 31  “I Am” (Ex 3:1-14; Rom 12:9-21) – Rev. Carr

Aug 10  “Being Home” (1 Ki 19:9-15) – Rev. Carr

Aug 3  “Setting the Table” (Isa 55:1-5; Mt 14:13-21) – Rev. Carr

July Sermons 2014

July 27  “What Keeps Me Up at Night, Part 2: Hope for Palestine/Israel” (Ps 105:1-11, 45-46; Mi 6) – Rev. Cook

July 20  “What Keeps Me Up at Night, Part 1: Reflections on Hope” (Gen 28:10-19; Rom 8:12-25) – Rev. Cook

July 6  “It’s Complicated” (Zec 9:9-12; Mt 11:16-19, 25-30) – Rev. Carr

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