Monthly Archives: December 2020

December 2020

The Greatest Gift of All~ Galatians 4: 4-7

By | December 27th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 27, 2020 Today's reading is from Paul's letter to the Galatians. It offers a different perspective to the virginal birth of Jesus. Jesus was born of a woman. This topic has caused trouble for many. Yet, you do not need to believe in a miraculous birth to be a ...

Christmas Eve Meditation 2020

By | December 24th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 24, 2020 Tonight we celebrate. A child was born and named Prince of Peace.  Isaiah foretold of this child. His message also pointed to God being within all of us. Every child is Emmanuel. Each is a savior, counselor, and prince of peace. Each can do God's work on ...

Mission Impossible~ Luke 1: 26-38

By | December 20th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 20, 2020 Our passage tells the story of the visit by an angel to Mary. The angel reminds her that nothing is impossible with God. For Luke, the theological assertion that Jesus was special to God and the evidence was shown throughout Jesus's life was the most important point. ...

A Case of Mistaken Identity~ John 1: 6-8, 19-28

By | December 13th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 13, 2020 According to our reading, John was sent by God as a witness so others could believe in the Light. Jesus and John the Baptist are linked. Many mistook John for the messiah. Both were prophets preaching redemption and the arrival of a new world order, the empire ...

Our Term is Almost Over-Comfort is on the Way~ Isaiah 40: 1-5

By | December 6th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 6, 2020 This time last year, we had no idea of the coming pandemic and what we would need to endure as a result.  We have missed family gatherings, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, funerals, and religious celebrations. Our social connections have been limited. Too many have been robbed of their ...

World AIDS Day 2020

By | December 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Hosted by Lisa Lipsey on December 1, 2020 Welcome to this year's World AIDS Day celebration. This year's theme is resilience and impact. Although we cannot gather in person, we gather through technology in community. We pray for all those impacted by this disease. We heard the personal story of a resident of Fraternity House. ...