The Birdbath

July 12, 2020Mark 4:26-29Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott [Jesus] said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, … More The Birdbath

The Beatitudes

July 5, 2020Matthew 5:1-12Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott The twelve verses which I just read are called the Beatitudes, from the Latin beatitudo meaning blessed.  In these twelve short verses, Jesus describes the full spectrum of human life and if you were to place these verses over the days of your time here on earth, … More The Beatitudes

Faith is Trust

June 21, 2020Galatians 2:19-21Union University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott We’ve celebrated our children and youth who participated in the 2019-2020 program year, and now I want briefly to share with you a story from one of my first youth groups way back in the 1980s.  This was a group that included Judy Bowden, Marcia Stevens, Tom … More Faith is Trust


Acts 19:1-6May 31, 2020; reflection for Zoom ChurchUnion University ChurchReverend Laurie DeMott While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the interior regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” They replied, “No, we have not even heard that … More Pentecost

Lydia’s Place

Acts 16:11-15Union University ChurchMay 17, 2020Reverend Laurie DeMott During these weeks of the pandemic, our church has been meeting through Zoom every Sunday and during those live services, I always deliver a reflection, otherwise known as a bite-size sermon.  Not everyone has access to Zoom church, however, and even among those that do attend, there … More Lydia’s Place