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See below for sermons delivered at RUCC. If you’d like to see videos please return to the home page and scroll down, or visit us at youtube.com/RedlandsUCC.

“Affirmed by Love”

Luke 3: 15 – 16, 21 – 22  Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – In the story of Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan, a voice from heaven proclaims, “You are my Son, the Beloved…” A man is watermarked, the Spirit descends in an ancient symbol of the dove, and a clear identification of not only divine lineage…but blessing of divine love is…

“Angels Among Us: More Life”

 Matthew 2: 1 – 23 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – By now Joseph was used to angels. And he needed their timely warnings more than ever. Jesus was barely a toddler and his trouble with the Roman Empire had begun. Jesus, the Savior of Humankind, becomes a refugee – forced from home by oppression and violence. We ask ourselves how…

“Jesus at the Temple”

This first Sunday after Christmas, RUCC and Mentone UCC will worship jointly at our Sanctuary. Mentone’s Pastor, Rev. Rudy Dimery, will be our preacher. Pastor Rudy has chosen Luke 2: 41-52 as his text, which recounts the story of the 12 year-old Jesus remaining in Jerusalem after Passover. His parents discovered him 3 days later, in the temple, sitting among the teachers.

“Angels Among Us: #morepeace”

Luke 1: 26 – 56 (selected verses) – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Mary’s acceptance of the angel’s message is extraordinary because being pregnant before marriage could have resulted in a severe and humiliating sentence if Joseph rejected her. We spend so much of our time wishing things were not the way they actually are. Peace comes, however, when we accept…

“Ministry on the Margins”

John 4: 4 – 19 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – As a faith community who cares deeply about issues of social justice, we often go to the margins of society to make a difference. Perhaps it is time for us to go to the margins to become different. Maybe we need to stop trying to reach the disenfranchise and instead be reached by…

“The Great Digital Commission”

Matthew 28: 16 – 20 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Jesus’s final words to the disciples were “Go and make disciples of all nations.” It is called “The Great Commission.” The “great commission” must have seemed ludicrous to the tiny band of disciples. Why did the disciples not flee at the enormity of the mission? Perhaps the reason they did…