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At the movies: Goodbye Christopher Robin

“At the Movies: Goodbye, Christopher Robin” Mark 14: 36 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN June 17, 2018 Since it is Father’s Day, I would like to share with you one of my most memorable stories about my father. When I was 10 yrs old, my mother one day took a walk in the neighborhood.  Usually, she was gone for about 45 minutes,…

At the Movies: Pope Francis

“At the Movies: Pope Francis” John 10: 14-16 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN June 10, 2018 His name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He used to be a bouncer. He once had a girlfriend. He owned a Harley Davidson motorcycle. He has only one functioning lung. He released a progressive rock album in 2015 entitled “Wake…

At the Movies: Coco

“At The Movies: Coco” Leviticus 19: 33-34; Mark 12:31 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN June 3, 2018 We are in our second week of a new sermon series entitled “At The Movies.” Movie theaters are the modern cathedrals. When movies are authentic, creative, and created from the deep wellspring of humanity, movies enable us to…

Under Construction: Trust

Under Construction: Trust Luke 24: 13 – 35 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN May 13, 2018 A few weeks ago, Karen and I went to Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday. While in Vegas, we embarked on a culinary adventure unlike any we’ve ever had. We ate at BLACKOUT. Just as the name implies, we…

Under Construction: Legacy

Matthew 5:14-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others,…

Under Construction: Patience

“Under Construction: Patience” Nehemiah 2: 17-18 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN April 29, 2018   This past Monday evening, Brett Waterman from the DIY Network’s “Restored” television program presented “Redlands Restored” through the Redlands Area Historical Society. How many of you have seen the television program “Restored”? The second season of “Restored” had 13 episodes…

Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does It End?

“Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does it End” John 2:13-25 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN April 22, 2018 In our scripture passage this morning, Jesus is filled with fierce and righteous anger. Why? Because the Temple, “the House of God” has been desecrated by a crass form of profiteering. He is absolutely furious. His…

Bless the Beasts and the Children

Notes for Sermon by Diane Adams Opening: Bless the beasts and the children For in this world they have no voice They have no choice For the world can never be The world they see Light their way When the darkness surrounds them Give them love Let it shine all around them (The Carpenters) I’m a…