Joshua 20 September 15, 2019 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Way back in the Dark Ages, after I graduated from college and before I had decided what to do with my life, I spent three months traveling the US with a college friend. When I left on my trip in September, I said goodbye … More Refuge, Refuge
The Burning Bush Exodus 3:1-12September 1, 2019 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott When I was a teenager, my family had a dog named Jenny who, in her old age, developed a condition called “selective hearing loss.” When she was outside, enjoying a walk in the yard smelling all of the animals that had visited the area … More The Burning Bush
August 25, 2019Genesis 37 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Joseph was a brat. In spite of the glorification of Joseph in our Sunday School lessons, he wasn’t the kind of guy you would have wanted to share a cubicle with. We are introduced to him with the words, “He was a helper to his … More How Do You Feel about Moral Values?
Genesis 32:22-32August 18, 2019 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott My sister’s two year old granddaughter, Marqui, is the spitting image of my sister when she was that age, right down to the bright blue eyes and Shirley Temple blond curls. Wendy looks at her granddaughter and says, “My DNA has landed.” There is no … More Do You Have Any Idea Who I Am?
Genesis 25:19-26July 14, 2019Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott For the past couple of weeks, I have been recording bible stories and posting them to a podcast called “Summer Bible Stories for the children of the Union University Church.” Although I am supposedly recording them for the kids, I know some adults are listening as well … More Biblical Family Values
excerpts from Genesis 24July 7, 2019Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Abraham and Sarah’s precious son Isaac, named for laughter because of the joy he brought into his parents’ life when he was born, has now hit puberty and his father has stopped laughing. To Abraham’s dismay, Isaac is showing all the signs of awakening … More Greasing the Divine Wheels
Genesis 2:4 ffJune 30, 2019Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott How would you define Paradise? And I don’t mean a dictionary definition; I mean, if you were suddenly handed a ticket that said, “Destination Paradise,” what would you expect to see when you arrived? In a book of children’s letters to God, (1) a little … More The Garden of Eden
Acts 11:19-26June 23, 2019Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott This past year in book group, we read a book called “75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know,” and each week as we went through three or four chapters, Sally Hopkins would try to find a unifying theme between the works covered in those chapters. Sometimes it was … More Ask the Pastor
Revelation 7:13-17, 21:1-4June 2, 2019Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott On April 23rd, in Orem, Utah, 51 year old Laurel Terry died suddenly and unexpectedly leaving behind her husband Will and three sons. 1 Will was, as you can imagine, devastated and as news of his wife’s death was posted on the internet, there was an … More Our Sorrows Will Cease
Revelation 5:1-10May 26, 2019Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott The scripture reading is Revelation 5:1-10 and as I mentioned earlier in this sermon series, the book of Revelation is best thought of as a theatrical presentation, so today rather than reading the verses to you, I will do a re-telling of them and invite you to … More The Lamb that Was Slain