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.

    • “Consider the Hen”Date: April 24th, 2016 (Easter 5) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Consider the Birds, by Debbie Blue (ch. 9); Deuteronomy 22:6-7; Matthew 23:37-39 Here is the 3rd of a spring 2016 sermon series that will run (on select Sundays) through May 29th.  Each week we will “consider” a bird of the Bible, […]

    • “Consider the Sparrow”Date: April 10th, 2016 (Easter 3) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Consider the Birds, by Debbie Blue (ch. 7); Psalm 84:1-3; Proverbs 26:1-2; Matthew 10:29-31 Here is the 2nd of a spring 2016 sermon series that will run (on select Sundays) through May 29th.  Each week we will “consider” a bird of […]

    • “Consider the Pelican”Date: April 3rd, 2016 (Easter 2) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Consider the Birds, by Debbie Blue (ch. 2); Deut 14:11-17; Isaiah: 34:10-11; Zeph. 2:13-14; Psalm 102:4-7 Today we begin a sermon series that will run (on select Sundays) through May 29th.  Each week we will “consider” a bird of […]

    • “It’s Only Love”Date: March 27th, 2016 (Easter) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 24:1-12   Tagged: Easter, empty tomb, Jesus, Luke 24, only love

    • “Into Life: Passion”Date: March 20th, 2016 (Lent 6 – Palm/Passion Sunday) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 23:1-56         Tagged: cross, death, do what you say you are going to do, into life, Jesus, life, Luke, palm, Passion

    • “Into Life: Sweet Smell”Date: March 13th, 2016 (Lent 5) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): John 12:1-8         Tagged: funny, Jesus, john 12, mary, nard, smell, sweet

    • “Into Life: Gilgal”Date: March 6th, 2016 (Lent 4) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Joshua 5:9-12         Tagged: joshua, Passover, reenact, Remember, ritual

    • “Into Life: …and…”Date: February 28th, 2016 (Lent 3) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 13:1-9         Tagged: and thinking, into life, Jesus, Luke, or thinking

    • “Standing Together”Date: February 21st, 2016 (Lent 2) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Quran 5:32 & Luke 10:25-29   Today we were joined by an exchange student from Pakistan.  She read her award winning essay and shared a bit of her story and journey.  Thanks for helping us to draw the circle […]

    • “Into Life: a View from the Wilderness”Date: February 14th, 2016 (Lent 1) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 4:1-13       Tagged: cross, death, empty tomb, into lent, Jesus, life, Luke, no, yes

    • “Word-Play”Date: February 7th, 2016 (Transfiguration) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 9:28-36   As part of our first family service of the year, we “played” with the Word in a variety of ways.  Here is a retelling of the story of the Transfiguration, told while the congregation drew pictures of […]

    • “Unroll the Scroll”Date: January 31st, 2016 (Epiphany 5) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Nehemiah 9:1-0 and Luke 4:14-21   Tagged: Isaiah, Luke, Nehemiah, scroll, unroll

    • “God Calls Leaders”Date: January 17th, 2016 (Epiphany 2) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Various Tagged: Aung San Suu Kyi, God Calls Leaders, Martin Luther King, Miriam, Moses, Peter, Wangari Maathai

    • “New”Date: January 10th, 2016 (Epiphany 1) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Isaiah 43:1-7 and Luke 3:15-17 and 21-22 Tagged: baptism, be loved, Isaiah 43, Luke 3, new

    • “A Village, Far, Far Away…”Date: December 24th, 2015 (Christmas Eve – Family Service) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 2   Here is an audio recording of our Star Wars themed “Live Nativity.”  As the Christmas story is read, the “characters” come forward, get into costume, and assume a pose.  When all done, we […]

    • “The Faith Awakens: YeeeHaaaw!!”Date: December 13th, 2015 (Advent 3) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 1:39-55   With the whole world waiting for the new Star Wars film on 12/18, we conclude a 3-part sermon series today titled, “The Faith Awakens.”  Today we think more deeply about joy in a broken world. Tagged: awakens, death star, […]

    • “The Faith Awakens: Master Yoda”Date: December 6th, 2015 (Advent 2) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 3:1-18   With the whole world waiting for the new Star Wars film on 12/18, we continue with the 2nd of a 3-part sermon series today titled, “The Faith Awakens.”  Awaken we will! Tagged: anchorhead, asleep, awakens, Faith, force, Luke Skywalker, […]

    • “The Faith Awakens: ‘As far as Anchorhead…’ “Date: November 29th, 2015 (Advent 1) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 21:25-36   With the whole world waiting for the new Star Wars film on 12/18, we begin a 3-part sermon series today titled, “The Faith Awakens.” Tagged: anchorhead, asleep, awakens, Faith, force, Luke Skywalker

    • “Partnerships for the Common Good”Date: November 15th, 2015 (Pentecost 5) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Exodus 1:6-14, Exodus 12:31-36; Exodus 20:1-17, Matthew 26:26-30, Matthew 28: 1-7, and Revelation 21:1-4   As part of a celebration of our Harvest Market ministry, I preached today about partnerships for the common good.  In light of the recent attacks […]

    • “Partners in this Sacred Place”Date: November 1st, 2015 (Pentecost 24) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Philippians 1:3-11   Today in worship we celebrated Consecration Sunday. Here is my message of joy given before the offering of our estimates of giving, 2 hours of community service projects, and then a shared potluck lunch.  God is […]

    • “Other”Date: November 1st, 2015 (Pentecost 23) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): John 11:32-44   Here is a quick meditation for All Saint’s Day. Tagged: All Saints, other

    • “Into the Story: Paul in Athens”Date: October 25th, 2015 (Pentecost 22) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Acts 17:16-32   Today we finish digging “into the story” of God’s faithful love and ask one another: what do “I” do with the story now? Tagged: Athens, into the story, Paul, what will I do with the story?

    • “Into the Story: Easter”Date: October 18th, 2015 (Pentecost 20) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Mark 16:1-8 & Luke 24:1-12   Today we continue digging “into the story” of God’s faithful love as Jesus is born, lives, dies and is raised again.  Easter in October.           Tagged: Easter, incarnation, into […]

    • “Into the Story: Daniel and the Lion’s Den”Date: October 11th, 2015 (Pentecost 20) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Daniel 6           Tagged: daniel, daniel prayed, into the story, lions den, overcome

    • “Into the Story: The Golden Calf”Date: October 4th, 2015 (Pentecost 19) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Exodus 32:1-14   Our “Into the Story” series continues…           Tagged: exodus 32, faithfulness, fathlessness, golden calf

    • “Into the Story: ‘If Not Higher'”Date: September 27th, 2015 (Pentecost 18) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Mark 1:14-15   Well, I decided to tell a story for Harvest Market so here is a short re-telling of “If not higher…,” by Isaac Lieb Peretz.  Can heaven be found?  (Our Scripture passage was read by Bishop Devadhar […]


Here are links to videos from our two denominations:

[/box]