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The Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott

Casey Baggott: Making It Matter

Matthew 25:14-30

24th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

November 19, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott (UCC)


According to one online dictionary, responsibility is defined as "a duty or obligation to satisfactorily perform or complete a task (assigned by someone, or created by one's own promise or circumstances) that one must fulfill, and which has a consequent penalty for failure."[i]

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The Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli

Ginger Gaines-Cirelli: Increase Our Faith

Luke 17:5-10

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

October 02, 2016

The Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli (UMC)


Wars and rumors of wars proliferate around the world.  Nations, tribes, gangs, ideologues kill each other for the love of money, for the love of power, for the love of revenge, for the love of violence, for the love of God (God help us).  The way to make any drop of difference at all seems not only unclear but impossible.  But our God says to us, "blessed are the peacemakers."  (Mt 5:9)  "Lord, increase our faith!"

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The Rev. Dr. Ruth Hamilton (ELCA)

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The Rev. Chris Thomas (CBF)

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The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan (UCC)

In her sermon on Mark 10:46-52, the Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan helps us cope with what we see in the world when Jesus restores our sight.
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