Sermons

Notes and adaptations from popular sermons at First Congregational Church of East Hartford


Racial Justice

Hagar and the God who Sees 

God’s Power, Your Power, and Racial Justice (6/14/20)

Nurturing God’s Diverse Creation (6/7/20)

Grief, Loss and Change:

Maundy Thursday Worship 2020

Spiritual Challenges of COVID-19 Closures (3/15/20)

Saved: A sermon in time of sickness and fear (3/9/20)

Loss and Grief for Children (and adults) (10/28/18)

Lasting Love through Loss and Change 

Controlled Chaos: When Bad Things Happen (10/21/18)


GLBT Pride:

Right Sacrifice (6.28.20)

Tell the Story: National Coming Out Day & #MeToo (10/14/18)

 Holy Pride at Stonewall and Prison


Relationships:

Friendship Resurrection (Easter 2019)

Forgiving Friends: Kneeling into the ZimZum (Maundy Thursday 2019)

Conflict in Friendships

Vulnerability in Friendships

Positivity in Turmoil

Open to Friendship

Law of Love: Anger, Adultery, Divorce and Promises


Embodied Faith:

Embodied Christmas Meditation Prayer 

The Happy Dance (11.18.18)


Advent/Christmas:

Embodied Christmas Meditation Prayer 

Nor did the Darkness Disappear (12.24.18)

Mending the Path to Peace (12.9.18)

Hope at the Table (12.2.18)

Belonging during the Holiday Season (11.25.18)


Peace:

Risking for Peace – Honoring Veterans with Lasting Peace (11.11.18)

Preparing for World Upheaval (Beatitudes) 


Immigration Series:

Immigration Laws Ancient and Modern (9/30/18)

Flee! Plight of Migrants Past and Present (9/23/18)

The Holy Dance with Unjust Rulers/Bosses 


Christian Discipleship & Spiritual Practices:

Free to Grow – How to Grow Personally and in Community (11/4/18)

Biblical Truth? Why and How to Read the Bible (10.20.19)

How, What, and Why to Give (it’s not to balance a budget) (11.10.19)

Responding to Critique (Role Play) (2.10.19)

Miracles Take Work (John 2:1-11) (1.27.19)

God’s Gender – Workshop Presentation Outline (1.16.20)

Confession Ash Wednesday Service (2020)