Reflections on Friendship

Link to Service Our Gospel reading today includes some important wisdom that Jesus sought to share with his disciples about what it means to embrace another in true friendship.   He says, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love… love one another as I have loved you. […]

A History of Union Church

Link to Service FINAL SCRIPT for 150th Anniversary Skit   April 27, 2014 Scene  (JOHN HUSSEY (Paul Schlaver) IN FRONT.) John Hussey (Paul) Good Morning. I’m John Hussey. The meeting of the Pool Religious Union Society will begin momentarily, as we are waiting for a few more men to arrive. On this 12th day of […]

Earth Day 2024

What Then Must We Do? Link to Service Tomorrow, we will celebrate Earth Day, a day filled with both wonder and sorrow. Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 as a day to honor the Earth and to participate in environmental teach-ins. Since then, the environmental movement has grown in this country and […]

Holy Humor Sunday Reflections

Link to Service Good morning and Happy Easter!  A woman invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to her six-year-old daughter and said, “Would you like to say the blessing?””I wouldn’t know what to say,” the little girl replied. “Just say what you hear Mommy say,” the mother said. The little girl […]

Invincible Hope

Easter Sermon Link to Service Happy Easter, my friends.  Even when the sun doesn’t shine on Easter morning, we arrive with the promise of Easter ringing in our hearts.  It is a new day, a beautiful day, a day of promise and a day when we are reassured that love is greater than death, that […]

Extravagant Love

                 March 17, 2024 Link to Service Our Gospel from John this morning recounts an important conversation that Jesus has with Nicodemus, a religious leader who seeks Jesus out after dark so that he might privately ask some questions that will help him better understand Jesus and what […]

Reflections for March 3, 2024

Link to Service I’m sorry to share that Vassie Fowler, the Exec Director of Seeds, is unable to join us this morning; she needed to cancel at the last minute, but we hope that she may join us in the coming weeks.  I’d like to offer some brief reflections on the Gospel story this morning.  […]

again & again, we are called to listen

link to service  Mark 8:31-9:8⁴  |  Psalm 22:23-31    The season of Lent invites us to pause, to seek deeper meaning in our lives, to disconnect from the great distractions of our lives, if even for a period of time each day, and to listen.  Learning comes to us throughout our lives.  We often need […]

Again & Again, God Meets Us

Link to Service scriptures  Mark 1:9-15  |  Genesis 9:8-17 8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 9 “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal […]

We Believe in the Power of Love

Link to Service Well, we are almost at Valentine’s Day again and, perhaps ironically, this year it falls on Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent.  As much as it has become yet another commercial holiday in our country, it is a time when we are invited to share our love with those we […]