Monthly Archives: December 2017

December 2017

Redeemed ~Galatians 4: 4-7

By | December 31st, 2017|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley December 31, 2017 Our reading comes from one of the letters from Paul. One must remember that these letters pre-date the gospels by several decades. For those early Christians, what did they believe the significance of Jesus's birth was? We have a clue in this letter from Paul to the ...

O` Holy Night

By | December 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Sung By Joey Pearson December 24, 2017 A truly inspirational and uplifting song to help us celebrate this most holy of nights. https://vimeo.com/250056783

The Year of The Woman (Again)~Luke 1: 26-38

By | December 24th, 2017|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley December 24, 2017 On this Christmas Eve, we look at the role Mary plays in the Christmas story. Every year, month, and day is the moment of the woman. It is hard not to consider the essential contributions and role women play in everyday life. Many have tried. Historically, women ...

Joy Is In The Forecast~Isaiah 61: 1- 4

By | December 17th, 2017|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley December 17, 2017 Rejoice! Our long period of suffering is over! Our punishment is over! This is the good news from our reading today. The spirit of the Lord was upon the prophet Isaiah. He brought a message of hope to the people of Israel. The oppressed will be relieved, ...

A Message for Hard Times-Isaiah 40: 1-6

By | December 10th, 2017|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley December 10, 2017 at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad CA pilgrimucc.org Hard times have come to everyone at some point in their lives. Everyone can relate. In today's reading, Isaiah offers the Israelites  comfort during their suffering . They have paid double for their sins. God had been upset that Israel ...