Evangelectionary for Sunday June 11 – Pentecost

All readings for the WeekActs 2:1-21 or Num 11:24-30Ps 104:24-34, 35b1 Cor 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21John 20:19-23 or John 7:34-39Focus Questions1. What are the different kinds of “languages” spoken in church today?2. In what ways do you share Peter’s experience, of interpreting the present moment in your life through the lens of Scripture?3. How do […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, March 19 – Third of Lent

by Kathryn Huey, United Church of Christ Third Sunday in Lent Year A Focus Scripture: John 4:5-42 Theme: Thirsty Voices Prayer: Enduring Presence, goal and guide, you go before and await our coming. Only our thirst compels us beyond complaint to conversation, beyond rejection to relationship. Pour your love into our hearts, that, refreshed and renewed, we may […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for June 14th 2015

Theme: God’s Will Lectionary Citations: 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20 with Psalm 138, Genesis 3:8-15 with Psalm 130 , 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, Mark 3:20-35 Message: What a mess this world would be in if we got our way all of the time.  Even when we really know better, we let peer pressure and the desire […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for May 31st, 2015

Lectionary citations Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 29, Romans 8:12-17, John 3:1-17 Weekly Theme: Mysterious Encounter Reflection:  by Mark Suriano In his book on the emergent church, How (Not) to Speak of God, Peter Rollins includes a reflection on what he calls “Heretical Orthodoxy” and invites his readers to consider a third way, somewhere between what he […]

Evangelectionary Reflection for Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Theme:  No Matter What Lectionary Citations: Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21 Message Getting out of the car, the father said to the son, behave and mind your grandmother.  “Yes daddy, said the little boy, “I’ll be good.” The child and his grandmother greeted each other the way they always did with […]

Video and Resources from Transforming Congregations Engaging Communities

The UCC’s Evangelism page has posted a series of videos and other resources from the evangelism conference held in Detroit last November: View the outstanding preaching that captivated the audience at the Evangelism conference in Detroit 2 – 5 November 2011.  Use these segments to encourage and excite your church to move forward with planning […]

In Our Own Words: A Mother’s Story

A Mother’s Story: an excerpt from In Our Own Words: Youth Speak Out About Living the Life In October of 1998 I went on my first mission trip outside the United States. I went to Haiti. I went through a program sponsored by the hospital that I am employed at. I am a Medical Technologist […]