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The Love Language of Giving Gifts

Scripture: Mark 14:3-9 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN March 6, 2016 A woman woke up one morning, turned to her husband and said, “Honey, I just had a dream that you bought me a new gold necklace.  What do you think it means?” He said, “I don’t know, but your birthday is coming soon.  Then…

The Love Language of Quality Time

Scripture: John 4: 7-18, 39 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN February 28, 2016 A woman who sits next to an attractive man on a bus.  She says, “You look just like my 4th husband.”  The man replied, “FOURTH husband.  How many times have you been married?”  The woman smiled, winked and replied, “Three.”  Now, that’s…

The Love Language of Physical Touch

Scripture: Luke 13:10-17 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN February 21, 2016 He sends you flowers, but what you really want is a one on one, soul to soul, heart to heart conversation.  She gives you a hug after a hard day’s work, but what you really need is a delicious home-cooked meal.  The problem isn’t…

The Love Language of Affirmation

Scripture: Song of Solomon 7: 1-13 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN February 14, 2016 What does a pastor do when the first Sunday of Lent falls on Valentine’s Day?  Upon initial consideration, the two days seem to be diametrically opposed with no opportunity for overlap.  With ashes lingering on our foreheads, Lent is a time…

Ash Wednesday – Be Still

Scripture: 1 Kings 19:4-13b; Psalm 46:1-3, 10-11 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016 I confess I am a speed addict.  No, not the drug.  I am referring to the inner pace of my life.  I am the person who looks for the fastest moving lane on the freeway.  I am the…

Our Vision Beyond Our Doors

Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN January 31, 2016 Today we conclude our four week sermon series on the RUCC Vision Statement.  The first week we talked about the meaning of God – God is mentioned four times in our Vision Statement.  God is a loaded word.  I spent the first week unpacking…

Our Vision of an “Open and Affirming” Community

Scripture: Galatians 3:28 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN January 24, 2016 The results are in.  They like Jesus, but not the Church.  Yes, a poll was taken among college students.  They were asked two simple questions.  The first question, “What do you think of Jesus?” and the second question, “What do you think of Christians…

Our Vision of the Divine

Scripture: Matthew 22:34-40 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN January 10, 2016 There was a man who was about ready to jump from a high bridge, when a second man ran up to him shouting, “Stop! Stop! Don’t do it!” “But I have nothing to live for,” said the first man. “Maybe I can help you,”…