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.


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, »

CONTINUE READING

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 »

CONTINUE READING

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 »

CONTINUE READING

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 »

CONTINUE READING

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 »

CONTINUE READING