Rev. Christina Kukuk: Still with You

2021-08-01

August 1, 2021 // Sabbatical Return // Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // Rev. Christina Grace Kukuk // “Still with You” // Psalm 139:1-18, CEB >> Watch a Recorded Version on YouTube << Intro I brought a prop for us today. [Retrieve bottle of sand.] Today is my first day back in worship with you following »

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Rev. Christina Kukuk: Baptized into Belonging (Jan 10, 2010)

2021-01-10

January 10, 2021 // Epiphany II Year B // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // Congregational United Church of Christ, Ashland, Oregon // “Baptized into Belonging”: Mark 1:1-11     Intro Into what have you been baptized? Our first reading this morning prompted us to ask that question. After the week we’ve had in this country, »

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Christina Kukuk Sermon: Kin to Sorrow 2 (October 25, 2020)

2020-10-25

October 25, 2020 / Kin to Sorrow: Reflections on Suffering with Job #2 // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // Congregational UCC, Ashland, Oregon // “Telling it Like It Is”: Job 3:1-10 Intro. Last week, our scriptures introduced us to Job and his suffering. In two brief chapters of prologue, Job lost wealth, property, children, and »

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Christina Kukuk Sermon: “Kin to Sorrow 1” (October 18, 2020)

2020-10-18

October 18, 2020 / “Kin to Sorrow: Reflections on Suffering with Job” Series / Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // “Once Upon a Time: The Set-Up”: Job 1:1-22; Intro That year, it just seemed to be one thing after another. That year, my friend[1] out in Minnesota could not get a »

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Grant Helbley Sermon: “Hagar Wept ” (June 21, 2020)

Grant Helbley
2020-06-21

Hagar Wept Sermon by Grant Helbley Presented to Ashland UCC on 6/21/20 Father’s Day Readings:  Gen 21: 1-2, 6-10, 14-16, 19-21 NRSV Sermon: Our story today, on Father’s day 2020 is about Hagar and her son Ishamael. Father’s day perhaps more than any other observed holiday is complex for many of us. No role is »

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Christina Kukuk Sermon: “Where the Heart Is” (Feb 9, 2020)

Rev. Christina Kukuk
2020-02-09

February 9, 2020   Christina Kukuk / UCC Ashland “Where The Heart Is”   Whenever people speak of biblical family values, the family in today’s second story is one of the many that come to mind. Herod’s family, the Herodians, were a royal family that made a bargain with Rome to rule, essentially, over their »

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Christina Kukuk Sermon: “All Kinds of Healing” (Jan 26, 2020)

Rev. Christina Kukuk
2020-01-26

January 26, 2020 // Narr 2.21 Epiphany // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // First Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // “All Kinds of Healing, All Kinds of Ways” // Mark 2:1-12, Mark 2:13-17   Intro Friday afternoon in a Medford conference room, it was my honor to hear a story of healing first-hand. As one of »

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Christina Kukuk Sermon: “Follow Me” (Jan 12, 2020)

Rev. Christina Kukuk
2020-01-12

January 12, 2020 // Narr 2.19 Epiphany // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // First Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // “Follow Me” // Mark 1:9-13; Mark 1:14-20   Intro One of the most interesting conversations we have in UCC 101 is the first one, when I ask the group to imagine explaining to intelligent, alien, extraterrestrial »

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Christina Kukuk Sermon: “Changes Come” (Jan 5, 2020)

Rev. Christina Kukuk
2020-01-05

January 5, 2020 // Narr 2.18 Epiphany H.O.W. // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // First Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // “Changes Come” // “The Wise Ones’ Journey” by the Wild Goose Resource Group; Mark 1:1-8   Intro   Tomorrow is the Feast of Epiphany, or, if you’re going to be official, in a lot of »

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Rev. Christina Kukuk: “Promises Made, Promises Kept?” (Dec. 1, 2019)

Rev. Christina Kukuk
2019-12-01

December 1, 2019 // Narr 2.13 Advent 1: Promise // Rev. Christina G. Kukuk // First Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR // “Promises Made, Promises Kept?” // Jeremiah 33:14-18; I Promise (children’s picture book) by David McPhail Intro Promises, promises. What is a promise? [various responses: a commitment, your word, a pledge…. ] I appreciate Baby »

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