This week in our readings Paul spoke of the foolishness of the Gospel saving those who are perishing and Jesus turned the tables on the money changers in the 2nd chapter of John. Here is the prayer offered by Bill Srsic, our worship leader, as we consider the tables in our lives that need to… Read more.
This Sunday marked the beginning of a new church year, the season of Advent opening with apocalyptic words from Mark 13 telling us all to keep awake and keep watch. Isaiah readings called on God to “Rend the heavens and come down!” Like the authors of these texts, we too live in a world too… Read more.
Homecoming Sunday at Union Church was a wonderful celebration with friends new and old. The parable from Matthew related the story of the bridesmaids waiting for the wedding to begin, 5 of whom had prepared with extra oil, and 5 who had not. When the groom was delayed some ran out to buy more oil,… Read more.
Dear Church Family and Friends, We write to you unified in our feelings of disappointment and frustration, as well as hope and gratitude. The Fairness Ordinance, which so many of you have worked so tirelessly for years to pass, was defeated by the City Council last night in a vote of 5 to 3. As… Read more.
This week we are all aware of so much suffering in the world. Victims of airliner crashes, families in fear of bombs falling on them in Israel-Palestine, the ongoing wars in Syria, Ukraine, and the shameful prison conditions of nearly 60,000 children caught on southern border. In the gospel passage from Matthew 13 this week… Read more.
This Sunday’s scripture readings had to do with good choices: the blessings of entering into good covenants before entering the promised land from the Deuteronomy text, and the much harder words from Jesus in Matthew, “upping the ante” on how righteous one must be. At least in Jesus’ case, the challenge seems impossible: who has not gotten… Read more.
Pastor Kent returned from sabbatical today after four months of travel, reading, eating, and rest. As the picture shows, however, there may have been some unfortunate side effects to his long absence. 🙂 Ready or not, Rev. Kent will return to the pulpit on February 9 with a special communion service to welcome him home…. Read more.
WKYT in Lexington had a lot to say about Union Church. Pastors Kent and Rachel were contacted several weeks ago when a news team noticed our front banners while on the way to another story. They returned and said that being a bold and welcoming church was newsworthy, and asked if they could come do… Read more.