The Realm of Hoping

Isaiah 2:1-5Romans 8:24-25November 28, 2021Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott Today is the beginning of Advent and one of my annual Advent traditions is to read The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  There are now enough televised versions of it that in a busy year, I will cheat and watch it instead of reading it but … More The Realm of Hoping

All is Safely Gathered In

Revelation 1:4-9  November 21, 2021Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott Every year, as Thanksgiving approaches, the refrain “All is safely gathered in,” runs constantly through my brain.  Beginning in October, I start checking off the items on my winter preparation list: the snowblower must get its tune-up, my car must have snow tires; I have to compost … More All is Safely Gathered In

Amazing Grace

Romans 8:31-39November 14, 2021Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott On the bookshelf in my living room, taking up nearly an entire shelf, is my twelve volume set of the New Interpreter’s Bible, commentaries on all 66 books of the Bible containing biblical analysis and suggestions for preaching themes and reflections.  Right next to those 12 volumes … More Amazing Grace

One, Yet Many

I Corinthians 12:12-14, 25-26November 7, 2021Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott When I was growing up, one of the stories we liked to hear my mother tell was the story of how she and my father met.  When he was a senior in high school, my father was the President of the Monroe County American Baptist … More One, Yet Many