Sermons

Every Sunday, we gather to hear a Word of Life, not only for ourselves, but for our world. Though not all of our preachers use a script, you can find some of our favorite sermons here.


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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