Sermons for July 2010


Jonah Pushed

Jonah 3 July 25, 2010 A sermon preached at First Congregational Church, by the Rev. Douglas M. Donley, pastor of University Baptist Church. I think it’s safe to say that Jane McBride and I have had some fun looking at the story of Jonah. Like most of you, I grew up with just one aspect… Read More

Sermon 7/18/10 – Jonah Spewed!

The whole story of Jonah, by Naomi Spiers. 7/18/10, Jonah chapter 2 Rev. Jane McBride, First Congregational Church of MN, UCC (preached at University Baptist Church) As the Presbyterians wrestled with questions of human sexuality at their recent assembly here in Minneapolis. I was thinking about my experiences at similar Lutheran gatherings. My partner Jen… Read More

Sermon 7/4/10: The Hazard of Healing (late posting… sorry!)

The Hazard of Healing © Abigail Henderson.  Preached on July 4, 2010, at First Congregational Church of Minnesota. 2 Kings 5:1-14 Almost two years ago now, I moved to Minneapolis and began working as a hospital chaplain in the cardiac ICU.  I was not at my best.  In the weeks before my arrival, two major… Read More

Sermon 7/11/10: Jonah Pursued!

7/11/10; Jonah chapter 1 Rev. Jane McBride, First Congregational Church of MN, UCC (preached at University Baptist Church) Jonah and the Whale, by He Qi Get up! Go! Go at once! God’s call to Jonah is not gentle or subtle. It’s sudden, demanding, even violent. Who can blame Jonah for running in the other direction?… Read More