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See below for sermons delivered at RUCC. If you’d like to see videos please join our Facebook group “RUCC Members and Friends”, where we stream the service live each Sunday and have the videos available subsequently.

All You Need is Chesed (חסד)

Psalm 33:12-22 Bill Maury-Holmes I’m sticking with you Cause I’m made out of glue Anything that you might do I’m gonna do too “I’m Sticking With You,” by the Velvet Underground, 1969 Lyrics by Lou Reed I think that I got lucky around the time that I became a Christian in the early 1980s, blessed if you will.  One of the many…

“Shameless”

Genesis 1: 26 – 28 and Luke 7: 36 – 39 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN In her new book, Shameless: A Sexual Reformation, Nadia Boltz-Weber opens her book with a powerful illustration. While in an airplane, flying over the farming fields of the Midwest, she gazed down at the fields below her and noticed something peculiar. The patterns of crops seemed…

Beatles Sunday: All You Need is Love

John 4: 7 – 9, Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MVID, DMIN — Carol Robb approached me some months ago and suggested that we have a “Beatles Sunday.” I was intrigued by the suggestion and brought it before my staff. They enthusiastically agreed that a Beatles Sunday could be both fun and meaningful. So, welcome to Beatles Sunday! Given that there is a new…

“Serious as a Heart Attack”

1 Corinthians 12: 25 – 27, Peter Tupou – “Trendy sayings like “Teamwork makes the dream work” or “You can’t have community without unity” are popular slogans in justice work. If anyone could have done it alone, you think it would’ve been Jesus. But even he surrounded himself with a community, the same community to which we are called to be part…

“Christ in Distressing Disguise”

Acts 2: 14 – 18; Matthew 25: 31 – 40, Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – The movie I have chosen this morning for our movie sermon series is a documentary entitled, “Mother Teresa – Legacy Film.” You won’t find it in the movie theater, but you can find it on YouTube. According to a Harvard Medical School experiment, just watching this…

“The Gospel in Disney: Aladdin”

Exodus 3: 7 – 12, Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Since children remain in worship on the first Sunday of the month, it was important to me to choose a family friendly movie in our movie sermon series. The spectacular family friendly movie that is out right now (and which I highly, highly recommend) is Aladdin. Karen and I were on…

“Protected With Compassion-Hidden In Love”

Micah 5: 1 – 5   Dee Dee Seek – On this pre-Memorial Day Sunday, which is also the kick-off Sunday for Pastor Jill’s continuation of her sermon series of “At The Movies” from last summer, I am recalling past movies with the theme of social justice, equality, bigotry or kindness of spirit which have lead to social change, such as The…

“Holy Envy”

Golden Rule from multiple faith traditions, Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Progressive congregations around the globe are celebrating “Pluralism Sunday” during the month of May. Pluralism Sunday was created as a celebration of our interfaith world. My greatest teacher of pluralism was my mother. As I have shared in the past, my mother explored many different kinds of faith traditions. She…