Chaplain-gate

Romans 13:1-7 Apr 29, 2018 Union University Church  Reverend Laurie DeMott In the 70’s there was Watergate; in the 80s, Irangate; in the 90s, Nannygate, in the aughts, Leakgate, in 2015, Deflategate; and now before the decade is finished, we have Chaplain-gate — the controversy that has surrounded the resignation of Father Patrick Conroy as … More Chaplain-gate

A Time Motion Video

Ecclesiastes 1:1-10 II Corinthians 5:12-21 April 22, 2018 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott When I was a teenager, my family always had an Easter egg hunt on Easter afternoon, but this was no tame suburban type Easter egg hunt.  We lived on a six acre piece of land near Geneseo and my father would … More A Time Motion Video

Deja Vu, All Over Again

John 21:1-17 April 15, 2018 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Yankees catcher Yogi Berra famously said, “It’s deja vu, all over again.”  Well, here in the final chapter of the gospel of John, it’s deja vu all over again.  Peter and the other disciples are fishing, casting their nets continuously into the water only … More Deja Vu, All Over Again

Would You Rather?

John 20:19-31    April 8, 2018 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott If you are looking for games that provoke a lot of discussion, laughter, and occasionally disgust, you might want to try a game called “Would you rather?” I’ve been playing this game for years with my youth group but for those who would like … More Would You Rather?

The Art of Hope: Easter

Romans 5:1-5 April 1, 2018 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Hope is a frustrating thing.  Just when you need it most, it is often the hardest to find. I’ve been thinking a lot about hope lately — actually I’ve been thinking about it for the last six weeks because our Lenten theme has been … More The Art of Hope: Easter