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The Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon

Hospitality: A Crucial Cup of Cold Water

Matthew 10:40-42

3rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

June 29, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon (UCC)

The disciples are about to go on a mission. They're going to share the gospel message by casting out unclean spirits and curing every disease and sickness. This is a tall order. They're going to need serious provisions for something like this. But Jesus has instructed them to go out with only the clothes on their back; that's it--no extra tunic, no money, no food. The only thing they have to rely on is the kindness of strangers. Hospitality is their only provision.

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The Rev. Dr. James Barnette

Room at the Table

Luke 15:1-10

17th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

September 15, 2013

The Rev. Dr. James Barnette (CBF)

Nobody can sour a Baptist gathering like a liquored-up prodigal. 

Donny staggered into a post-worship service reception for prospective members in a downtown church where I served as interim pastor.  Ordinarily, he would wander in before the worship service, asking for a few dollars.  This time his arrival was later than usual.  The prospective members, all decked out in Sunday best, tried hard not to appear offended.

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The Rev. Patricia Grace Transcript

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The Rev. Patricia Grace (TEC)

In her John Hines Preaching Award-winning sermon, the Rev. Patricia Grace takes the opportunity at a dinner party to teach about welcoming and serving the undesirable people of the world.
Peter Wallace Article

April 22, 2009

A Welcoming Place

The Rev. Peter Wallace

Sometimes the world surprises us with its places of welcome. How can our churches be more welcoming places for all who seek to know and love God? Let me share an experience I had about that with you.