Sermons from October 2020

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Origins of our past: Mayflower & Aldersgate


The Mayflower and the Warming Fire of Aldersgate Our United Church in University Place is 50 years old.  It began with the uniting of the Mayflower United Church of Christ founded in 1959, and the Alersgate United Methodist Church, founded in 1961.  The joining was January 18, 1970. ( A history of the two congregations […]

Leading Causes of Life: Connection


  We are in the 8th month of a global pandemic that continues to wreak havoc throughout the world. Early on in the pandemic, I was checking a website called Worldometers every day, sometimes multiple times a day, just to look at the statistics. Now I check a couple times a month, while still reading […]

Blessing of the Animals


Soon after the pandemic started in the US in March, there was a curious correlation in a sudden surge of demand in pet adoptions.  Washington Post reported in August: Shelters, nonprofit rescues, private breeders, pet stores — all reported more consumer demand than there were animals to fill it. Some rescues were reporting dozens of […]

Where God Just Was


From Exodus 33 The people of Israel are camped out in the desert wilderness on their way to the Promised Land. Last week we read in Ch. 32, that Moses climbed up Mt Sinai to commune with God and returned with the 1o Commandments. In the absence of their human leader, the ancient Israelites grew restless and […]