Monthly Archives: August 2021

August 2021

Shifting Traditions~ Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23

By | August 29th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Neal Washburn August 29, 2021 Everyone has traditions they follow. Traditions are not laws but rules/rituals we follow. Traditions are past down from generation to generation. They are open to interpretation by individuals on how they are followed. Traditions can be welcoming or they can be alienating. Each new generation decides whether to ...

Living In Hope~ We Hold Hope Close- Theresa I. Soto

By | August 22nd, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson August 22, 2021 Our guest speaker is from Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Vista. In this troubled world, we must band together. By doing so, we find hope. Hope can show up even in the face of despair. Hope is waiting to be found. It shows up in small ...

Words and Deeds Matter~ Ephesians 4: 25-32

By | August 8th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley August 8, 2021 at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad CA We began today's service by looking into what kind of political bubble we might live in around this area. What kind of neighbors do you have? This letter to the Ephesians reminds us that it is ok to get angry but ...

“White Too Long” a conversation with the author, Dr. Robert P. Jones

By | August 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Given by Dr. Robert P. Jones August 1, 2021 This is the first meeting of our multi-racial community of anti-racist activists. The book, White Too Long, speaks to the legacy of white supremacy and American Christianity. The three churches involved in this gathering are Pilgrim UCC, Walker Chapel AME Church of Oceanside, and St. John's Church ...

Breaking The Curse of White Supremacy~ Genesis 9: 18-27

By | August 1st, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley August 1, 2021 Our reading is the story of how the world became populated. It has been used to justify the enslavement of blacks since the seventeenth century. Noah cursed his son, Canaan, to be the lowest of slaves to his brothers. There is no further biblical reference to Canaan actually ...