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Here are links to audio recordings of Pastor Kevin’s sermons:

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    • “Thanksgiving: In Hard Times”Date: November 16th, 2014 (Pentecost 23) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Philippians 4:4-7 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18     This is the first of a two-part sermon series on giving thanks.  Today we look at giving thanks in hard times.     Tagged: from suffering, hard times, muck, Thanksgiving

    • “Bread and Table: Serving, Sharing, Giving”Date: November 9th, 2014 (Pentecost 22) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Matthew 6:9-15     A message for Consecration Sunday (the culmination of our annual Stewardship Campaign) before heading off to give and to serve.     Tagged: bread, Consecration Sunday, giving, serving, Sharing, table, transformation

    • “The Sharing Table”Date: November 2nd, 2014 (Pentecost 21) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Matthew 25:31-40     A message about our church’s new Communion Table…it’s design, shape and reason for being.  Come share this message about “The Sharing Table.”     Tagged: "Take This Bread", be fed, Communion Table, feed, Matthew 25, […]

    • “Sola, Sola, Sola”Date: October 26th, 2014 (Pentecost 20) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Various     Reflecting together on the Protestant Reformation and the Church’s ongoing need to re-form and reconcile.     Tagged: alone/only, Christ, Faith, glory, grace, reconciliation, reformation, Scripture

    • “Virus”Date: October 19th, 2014 (Pentecost 19) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10     Meeting virus with virus.     Tagged: 1 Thessalonians, ebola, Gospel, infect, invade, Paul, spread, virus

    • “What Happened?”Date: October 12th, 2014 (Pentecost 18) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Exodus 3:1-6; Matthew 8:23-27     Are you experienced?     Tagged: burning bush, calming the storm, experience, Jesus, Moses, vacation photos

    • “Another Parable”Date: October 5th, 2014 (Pentecost 17) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Matthew 13:33   This week, we consider Jesus’ parable of the yeast at our quarterly family service and as part of World Communion Sunday.  What does the parable mean to you?     Tagged: flour, hid, kingdom, woman, yeast

    • “Sticky Cheeks: A Story”Date: September 28th, 2014 (Pentecost 16) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Matthew 7:7-8   At the 40th Anniversary of Harvest Market we celebrate with a short worship service and hear a story about two twins with sticky cheeks who are looking for God.  What do they find?       Tagged: […]

    • “Following Jesus as Resistance: Serving”Date: September 21st, 2014 (Pentecost 15) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Isaiah 58:1-12,  and Mark 9:33-37 and Philippians 2:5-8   Sermon 4 in a 4 part series titled, “Following Jesus as Resistance.”  Today we look at serving as a practice of resistance.     Tagged: following Jesus, re-create, resistance, serving

    • “Following Jesus as Resistance: Worship”Date: September 14th, 2014 (Pentecost 14) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Daniel 3 (selections) and Acts 4:23-31 Sermon 3 in a 4 part series titled, “Following Jesus as Resistance.”  Today we look at communal worship as a practice of resistance.     Tagged: following Jesus, re-create, resistance, worship

    • “Following Jesus as Resistance: Sabbath”Date: September 7th, 2014 (Pentecost 13) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Genesis 2:1-4, Exodus 20:8-13 and Matthew 11:35-30 Sermon 2 in a 4 part series titled, “Following Jesus as Resistance.”  Today we look at Sabbath keeping as a practice of resistance.     Tagged: following Jesus, re-create, resistance, sabbath

    • “Following Jesus as Resistance”Date: August 31, 2014 (Pentecost 12) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Romans 12:9-21 and Matthew 16:21-28     Back from an amazing sabbatical, I offer you this sermon which begins a four-week series titled, “Following Jesus as Resistance.”       Tagged: following Jesus, hunger games, resistance, three-finger salute

    • “Sharing Christ’s Table: Bread and Wood for the Life of the World”Date: May 25th, 2014 (Easter 6) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Matthew 26:17-19 and 26-29   My sermon this week will be that last for 13 weeks as I head off for a sabbatical.  The theme of my sabbatical is the title of this sermon: “Sharing Christ’s Table: Bread and Wood for […]

    • “Being Found”Date: May 11th, 2014 (Easter 4) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 15:1-7         Tagged: found, lost, Luke 15, sheep

    • “The Dinner Party”Date: May 4th, 2014 (Easter 3) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 24:13-25 Here is a short story/parable about a brother, a sister and a dinner party, told as part of our quarterly family service.         Tagged: Burning Hearts, Dinner Party, Emmaus, Frances, Halo, Sharing

    • “As Simple as Love”Date: April 20, 2014 (Easter) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): John 20:1-8       Tagged: Easter, love, over-explain, say too much, simple, taize

    • “Putting Your Hand Down”Date: April 13, 2014 (Lent 6 – Palm/Passion Sunday) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Matthew 26:14-27:66     Tagged: ears off, hand down, not listening, Passion

    • “Only God’s Breath”Date: April 6th, 2014 (Lent 5) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Ezekiel 37:1-14 After a week away from the pulpit so we could hear from one of our high school students who shared  her experiences about her Mission of Peace trip to South Africa (she did an amazing job!), I return this […]

    • “Prayer: Challenges”Date: March 23rd, 2014 (Lent 3) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Romans 8:26-27 and Matthew 26:36-46 This sermon is the third of a three part series on prayer.  Today we consider some common prayer challenges. Tagged: asking God for things, bodies, challenges, hollow, prayer, public prayer, when God is silent

    • “Prayer: How?”Date: March 16th, 2014 , (Lent 2) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Selected readings on prayer This sermon is the second of a three part series on prayer.  Today we ask together: how are followers of Jesus Christ to pray? Tagged: appetite, craft, how, prayer, technique

    • “Prayer: Why?”Date: March 9th, 2014 , (Lent 1) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Selected readings on prayer This sermon is the first of a three part series on prayer.  Today we ask together: why do followers of Jesus Christ pray? Tagged: 40 days of prayer, prayer, selected readings, why

    • “Beyond Special Effects”Date: March 2nd, 2014 , (Transfiguration) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Matthew 17:1-9 Tagged: awakening, change, connection, Matthew 17, special effects, Transfiguration

    • “OK to Obey”Date: February 16th, 2014 , (Epiphany 6) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Deuteronomy 30:15-20 and Matthew 5:21-37 Tagged: antithesis, Deuteronomy, Matthew, obey, OK, sermon on the mount

    • “Beyond Scared”Date: February 9th, 2014 , (Epiphany 5) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Micah 6:1-8 Tagged: Barbara Brown Taylor, bored, justice, lament, mercy, micah 6, reconciliation, scared, walk humbly

    • “Cared for and CaringDate: February 2nd, 2014 , (Epiphany 4) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Mark 7:31-37 As part of our quarterly family service series, we considered a healing story from Mark 7 and wondered together how to respond in care to the care we receive. Tagged: cared for, caring, healing, Mark 7

    • “On Community”Date: January 26th, 2014 , (Epiphany 3) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Acts 2 (selected verses) On the day of our church’s Annual Meeting we stop to think about the nature of our community. Tagged: Acts 2, annual meeting, community


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