The Christmas Tree

Matthew 2:1-14December 20, 2020Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott This past Monday I finally decorated my house for Christmas, putting up my creches, my Santas, and hanging ornaments on my Christmas tree.   Like most homes, the Christmas tree is the centerpiece of my Christmas decorations.  I rearrange my living room in order to fit a … More The Christmas Tree

The Prince of Wholeness

Isaiah 9:2-7December 13, 2020Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott In “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Lucy says to Charlie Brown, “Look, Charlie, let’s face it. We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It’s run by a big eastern syndicate,” she whispers.  Lucy would have felt right at home on today’s internet where promoting wild … More The Prince of Wholeness

For All the People

Luke 2:8-14December 6, 2020Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott  In the very familiar passage I just read from the Christmas story, the angel tells the shepherds, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.”  You’ve probably heard that verse a gajillion times in your life but … More For All the People