Sermons for November 2010


Living “as if”…

A sermon preached by Rev. Jane McBride, First Congregational Church of MN, First Sunday of Advent, 11/28/10; Matthew 24: 36-44 The snow falls, the darkness intensifies, the cold snaps. We have eaten ourselves into turkey comas and shopped ourselves silly. We rest cozily on our couches, curled up in a blanket, yearning to hear a… Read More

sermon 11/21/10

“All in the Family” A sermon preached by the Rev. Abigail G. Henderson at First Congregational Church of Minnesota, UCC. Jer 23:2-6; Colossians 1:11-20 I have a friend here in Minneapolis who is flying home to St. Louis on Thanksgiving day.  I offered to give her an early-morning ride to the airport.  “I have to… Read More

New Heavens/ New Earth

A sermon preached by Rev. Jane McBride at First Congregational Church of MN November 14, 2010; Isaiah 65: 17-25; Luke 21: 5-19 Saturday January 22, 2011, afternoon & early evening. Put it on your calendar. We First Churchers are good at thinking and talking … But on January 22nd, we’re intentionally starting with action, with… Read More

Sermon 11/07/10: The Ever Rolling Stream

The Ever Rolling Stream A sermon preached by the Rev. Abigail Henderson at First Congregational Church of Minnesota, UCC, on Nov. 7, 2010 (All Saints Day). Job 19:23-27; Luke 6:20-31 When I was a little girl, my mother and I would go gravestone rubbing.  We’d walk to old New Hampshire cemeteries, some dating back to… Read More