The Rev. Dr. Susan Cartmell

Denomination: United Church of Christ (UCC)
Organization: Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC, Harwich Port, MA

The Rev. Dr. Susan Cartmell is the pastor of Pilgrim Congregational Church United Church of Christ in Harwich Port, MA.

A graduate of  Mount Holyoke College, Harvard Divinity School and Andover Newton Theological School, she has written a new book on themed preaching entitled UnCommon Preaching: An Alternative to the Lectionary.

She has served churches in Winchester, Massachusetts and Needham Massachusetts.

Learn more about her book at

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Susan Cartmell

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Susan Cartmell: What Have You Done?

Tuesday July 31, 2018
Dr. Susan Cartmell says the story of David and Bathsheba is about abuse, not an act of passion but abuse of power, and abuse of power is a pattern, not a single mistake. David’s debacle started with a single glance, and he kept falling down a slippery slope until Nathan the prophet sets him straight.

Articles by The Rev. Dr. Susan Cartmell

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Susan Cartmell: A Lot Rides on the Sermon -- A Case for UnCommon Preaching

Saturday June 18, 2016
Over the years I realized that in spite of my efforts to explain the scripture lessons, many of my listeners remained largely Biblically illiterate. There was something about the way that the lectionary presented the stories that added a layer of confusion. Even on my good days, I found it daunting to explain the logic behind the lectionary.