Monthly Archives: October 2017

October 2017

The Spirit In Our Midst

By | October 29th, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/243354862 Given By Rev. Anna Runion on October 29, 2017 As the day of the dead draws near, we remember our loved ones who have passed. The reading today tells the story about when some of the disciples were out walking as they grieved Jesus's death. They were working through their sadness, anger, and confusion. ...

A Brief History of Rock: 60 years of Ministry

By | October 22nd, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/241108955 Given By Rev. Robert W. Lee IV on October 22, 2017 The sermon today takes its inspiration from the old hymn Rock of Ages. The Reverend Robert W. Lee IV offered us a bit of background. His mother is a nurse. Back in the early 1980's, she was on the front lines of the AIDS crisis. ...

White Perspectives on Understanding and Ending White Privilege

By | October 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

https://vimeo.com/242154592 Event on October 22, 2017 The forum today is co-sponsored by the ACLU and Pilgrim United Church of Christ. The two-person panel consists of the Reverend Robert W. Lee, IV, and  Reverend Carl Crider. Our Reverend Madison Shockley acts as the moderator. We believe this conversation needed to occur given what is going on ...

What Does the Church Need To Do For The Future?

By | October 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Given By Robert Scheer October 21, 2017 Robert Scheer was a Los Angeles Times columnist and is considered one of the best journalists of the twentieth century. He is a strong social and political writer and is currently a clinical professor of communications as well as the editor-in-chief of Truthdig, an award-winning web magazine. He speaks ...

Why the Church Should Lead the Fight for LGBQ Rights

By | October 15th, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/240303527 Given By Rev. Madison Shockley October 15, 2017 at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad CA pilgrimucc.org On this coming out Sunday, we receive inspiration from both today's coming out story and the reading from the first letter of John. Our church has offered, and will continue to offer, leadership in the fight for the rights ...

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By | October 8th, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/239194909 Given By Rev. Madison Shockley October 8, 2017 The events in Las Vegas, where 59 people lost their lives and more than 500 wounded, motivate today's sermon. The passage from Judges asks us if such an horrific event has ever happened. It asks us to think about what is going on in the world ...

World First

By | October 1st, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/237851887 Given By Rev. Madison Shockley October 1, 2017 Paul's letter to the Philippians offers us inspiration today. Today's reading is thought to be part of an early Christian hymn called Christ's hymn. Rev. Madison reminds us that the translation of Christ is anointed. When we say we are Christians, we are really saying, we ...