Luke 9:51-56 September 17, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Over the past two weeks, our attention has been on hurricanes and our concern for those living in the path of their destruction and maybe the one good thing at come out of the hurricanes is that we managed for a short time to … More Remember, Jesus Was Jewish
Mark 14:17-31 September 3, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott This past week, Hurricane Harvey pummeled Texas and parts of Louisiana leaving devastation in its wake. Our hearts have been moved by the sight of so many people who have lost family members, pets, and homes; whose communities have been destroyed and know that … More The Lord’s Table
John 4:5-30 March 7, 1999 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott It is high noon, in a country where it begins to get hot as soon as the sun crests over the hill at dawn. By high noon, the waves of heat radiate off the parched land and most sane people are inside the cool … More Living Water
Micah 6:8 August 20, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Normally, I try to think of an opening introduction to my sermon that will catch your attention, but this week I only need four words: “Let’s talk about Charlottesville.” In fact, that’s all most of us have been doing all week — talking and … More Reflections on Charlottesville
Acts 17:16-34 August 13, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott It is the summer of 2001 and I am in Athens, Greece standing at the foot of the Areopagus. Stone steps carved into its side lead to the summit of the hill, and though the stairs aren’t long, I walk up them slowly because … More God’s World is Flat
Psalm 150 July 9, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott This past week, I had the most ordinary day: I had to go to the grocery store so I drove to Hornell and everyone on the roads drove a reasonable speed and not once did I think to myself, “What a dangerous driver!” When … More Praise God
Psalm 30 July 2, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott One of the iconic figures of American history, Daniel Boone, was a frontiersman who in the late 1700s helped settle parts of the wilderness that we now know today as Kentucky and Tennessee. Boone wandered over huge swaths of forest land in the Appalachian … More A Mite Confused
Psalm 46 June 25, 2017 Reverend Laurie DeMott Union University Church I am preaching a 4 week series on the psalms of which this is week two. The Psalms have had a central place in both Jewish and Christian worship for thousands of years and Jesus himself undoubtedly recited the same psalms in his synagogue … More Lie Down!
Psalm 13 June 18, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott In small churches across America, congregations constantly ask, “How can we get more young people to come to church?” They look at their graying members and worry that they are becoming increasingly irrelevant to the next generation and so they discuss how they can … More How Long, O Lord?
Galatians 5:22-26 June 4, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott Have you ever had anyone tell you that they needed to “find their voice?” If so, the person was probably not referring to a case of laryngitis but rather to a kind of inner exploration. This phrase, “finding your voice,” has been adopted in … More The Voice of the Spirit