immigration

January 2019

Who Is My Neighbor\Enemy? ~ Leviticus 19: 13-23 Matthew 5: 43-44 46a-47

By | January 20th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley January 20, 2019 Several of the passages from today's reading are particularly poignant as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King  Jr.. With just his intelligence, eloquence, courage, and faith, he freed a nation from segregation. Rev. King took the words of Matthew and Leviticus seriously. Love your neighbor ...

What Child Is This? ~Matthew 2:1-12

By | January 6th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley January 6, 2019 Today is Epiphany Sunday, also known as  the "Twelfth Day of Christmas." A society is judged by the way they treat their children. Our reading speaks to the way children are treated. We have a crisis today on this issue. All children are God's children. Currently, children ...

September 2017

Let My (D.A.C.A.) People Go!

By | September 10th, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/234142368 Given By Rev. Madison Shockley September 10, 2017 Inspired by today's reading from Exodus 12: 1, 3, 7-8, 11-14 and current events, we speak on the issue of immigration. The story begins with Joseph, sold into slavery and transported to Egypt, rising to become prime minister. Famine brings his brothers into Egypt to beg ...

February 2017

Sistering Towards Solidarity

By | February 26th, 2017|sermons|

Our reading brings us news that Jacob's family is now vast and strong. Unfortunately, the new king feels threatened that the Hebrews, foreigners, are now more numerous than his people. He orders his people to treat them harshly, hoping to decrease their numbers.

September 2016