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The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan

Kimberleigh Buchanan: Healing Faith

Mark 5:21-43

6th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

July 01, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan (UCC)


What must life have been like? Twelve years sick. Destitute from medical bills, Likely excluded from her religious community, perhaps from any community. Alone.

How much energy must it have taken each morning to lift her fatigued, anemic body, to look for food, to search - again - for a cure. To wash her clothes. Always, to wash her clothes.

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The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon

Will Willimon: One in Christ

Philippians 2:1-13

17th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

October 01, 2017

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)


Driving down to Atlanta to record this sermon for Day 1, I thought of the very first church I served. I was a student at Emory at the time. I drove out to the church on Saturday to meet with the lay leader. He met me at the little one room church, then named, "Friendship Methodist Church" (That's a misnomer if ever there were one!).

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