Pages Navigation Menu

There's room for you here

Media

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

Click on sermon title to access the sermon, then click on the “Play” button on the sermon page.

    • “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

    • “God at Work in the World”Date: January 19th, 2014 , (Epiphany 2) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): John 1:29-42 Tagged: action, God, John 1, what do you think, work

    • “Then…Immersion”Date: January 12th, 2014 , (Epiphany 1) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Matthew 3:13-17 Tagged: baptism, immersion, la chute, pump house, then, tote

    • “Approaching the Manger”Date: December 24th, 2013 , (Christmas Eve – 9:00 PM service) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 2:1-20 Tagged: approaching, bored, Empty, excited, obligated, rolling eyes

    • “A Very Special NightDate: December 24th, 2013 , (Christmas Eve 5:30 – Family Service) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 2:1-14 As part of our Family Service at 5:30 PM on Christmas Eve we read Luke 2 and then engaged in an “Instant Pageant” titled, “A Very Special Night,” that I wrote and […]

    • “More”Date: December 8th, 2013 , (Advent 2) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Matthew 3:1-12 Tagged: danger, desert, John the Baptizer, more

    • “Waking-Awake”Date: December 1st, 2013 , (Advent 1) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Romans 13:11-14 Tagged: alarm, Paul, wake up, what do I wear?, what time is it?

    • “Praying at the End of the MealDate: November 24th, 2013, (Reign of Christ) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): John 6:25-35 Tagged: gravy, King, meal, praying, Thanksgiving

    • “Knowing Hope”Date: November 10th, 2013 , (Pentecost 25) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Isaiah 65:17-25 Tagged: bread, hope, Isaiah 65, knowing

    • “Faith. Out of the Box. Part 2″Date: November 10th, 2013 , (Pentecost 25) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): John 20:19-23 As part of our annual stewardship I offer to you this brief meditation about our special Consecration Sunday. Tagged: all we've got, Consecration, fellowship, giving, responding, service, stewardship, worship

    • “Through the Saints”Date: November 3rd, 2013 , (Pentecost 24) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 6:17-31 A short meditation on All Saint’s Sunday that asks us to look both AT the Saints and also THROUGH them to see the Christ who they tried to follow. Tagged: Guilt, Jesus Christ, Luke 6, […]

    • ” Getting ‘It’ “Date: October 27th, 2013 , (Pentecost 23) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 and Luke 18:9-14 Tagged: 2 Timothy 4, It, Luke 18, Paul, Qui-Gon Jinn, Star Wars

    • “Opening”Date: October 20th, 2013 , (Pentecost 22) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Psalm 119 and 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Tagged: 2 Timothy, Bible, Lectio Divina, opening, problem, psalm 119, Scripture, Word


Here are links to videos from our two denominations:

[/box]