Sermon for April 7

First Parish Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Yarmouth Maine Sermon by Rev. Kent Allen April 7, 2019 Scripture: John 3:16-17; 1 John 4:7-21 So last Friday, Suz and I were fortunate enough to participate in our grandson Henry’s grandparent’s day at his preschool in Durham, NC. We love the school there. His older brother Jonah went there as well and it is located in the Friends...

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Sermon for March 31

First Parish Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Yarmouth Maine Sermon by Rev. Kate Dalton March 31, 2019 Scripture: Romans 12:9-21, John 4:46-54 On Monday, March 18, I stood in a crowded room of a small United Methodist congregation in San Antonio, filling plastic baggies with a pen, a notepad, and a few crayons. Baggie after baggie after baggie. Others around me had their distinct...

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Sermon for March 24

First Parish Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Yarmouth Maine Sermon by Rev. Kent Allen March 24, 2019 Scripture: Luke 5:17-26; 1 Peter 3:8-12        The forty days of Lent are set aside in our tradition. During this season we remember Jesus time in the wilderness; a time that he spent alone, wrestling with some of the same things we wrestle with. The...

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Sermon for March 17

First Parish Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Yarmouth Maine Sermon by Rev. Kent Allen March 17, 2019 Scripture: Song of Songs 1:2, 2:10b-13, 4:1-7, 8:5-7, 5:10-16; 1 Corinthians 13        My elementary school had two fifth grade classrooms. When they put an addition on the school, they designed it so the two classes would be next to each other,...

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Sermon for March 10

First Parish Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Yarmouth Maine Sermon by Rev. Kate Dalton March 10, 2019 Scripture: John 13:31-38; Proverbs 3:3-4 In John 13:35 Jesus says, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” When we teach kids in confirmation what it means to be Christian, we teach them about Christian beliefs. We teach them about...

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