The Last One

I Corinthians 3:5-9December 26, 2021Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott One of the exercises that ministers often use when they get writer’s block is to try to imagine that the sermon they are working on is the last sermon they will ever preach.  Supposedly this exercise helps us to clear out all of our extraneous distracting … More The Last One

Gaudete

Zephaniah 3:14-18Luke 2:10-11December 12, 2021Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott When I was a child, my church didn’t celebrate Advent.  We were Baptists and at the time, Advent was considered something that only high liturgical churches did and there was the feeling that if we celebrated Advent, the next thing you knew, we’d be burning incense … More Gaudete

The Prince of Peace

Isaiah 9:2-7December 5, 2021Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given… And he shall be called ‘Prince of peace.’” As most of you know, I studied Biology as an undergraduate student but after receiving my Bachelor degree, I changed course and went into seminary for … More The Prince of Peace