Category Archives: Sermon

New Year’s Day Service – January 1st 2017

Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash:  ‘Jesus’ Birth Gives us a Mission’ – Matthew 2:13-23 On New Year’s Day, Rev. Jana preached on the difficult passage from Matthew. Here are some notes from her message:  Jesus didn’t come into the world to bring … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of Advent: Forgiving Love

Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash –  4th Sunday in Advent: December 18. Luke 2:15-20; John 3:16 Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent, next week we will gather for worship to celebrate the birth of Jesus the newborn king. These last four weeks … Continue reading

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Longest Night Service – December 20, 2016

Rev. Catherine E. Williams – The Gift of Love: 1 John 4:7-12   This evening we are featuring lavender, butterflies, and love. I confess I don’t know that I can string these together with sufficient credibility. Our Stephen Ministers got … Continue reading

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Sermon Series: The Absurdity of Advent – Enduring Peace

On December 4, the second Sunday in Advent at the early service, Bob Meola read the scripture (from Isaiah and Philippians) Laverna Albury explained  the theme to the kids at Children’s Time in a clear and understandable way. And Rev. Catherine … Continue reading

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Sunday November 13 – Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash: Where Is Your Power? Isaiah 40:27-31, Ephesians 3:14-21

What a week this has been. I’ve spent a great deal of time listening to and caring for people. I have encouraged people to sit in and feel their despair, anger, sadness, hopelessness, fear, and uncertainty. We must allow ourselves … Continue reading

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All Saints Sunday

Here are some videos of the very inspiring worship on Sunday, November 6, at 9:30 a.m. It was All Saints Sunday, and the Children’s Choir sang the introit.  For the opening hymn, the camera focuses on the Durrell window, picturing … Continue reading

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Laity Sunday October 16 2016

Doing Good For Others On Laity Sunday, George Fox describes in his testimony about doing good for others, how we are called to serve one another and walk humbly with God. His words came out strong and urgent as he … Continue reading

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Sunday September 18, Rev. Catherine Williams’ sermon “Pray Every Way You Know How.” 1 Timothy 2:1-7

In the huge pile of mail that greeted me upon my return from Trinidad a couple of weeks ago, was a letter from our Bishop, John Schol. Dear Catherine, it began, I understand you are preparing for next year’s full … Continue reading

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One day at @PrincetonUMC: #SocialMediaSunday

In many churches around the world September 25, 2016, is “Social Media Sunday,”  the day set aside to use digital devices intentionally to share their life of faith with the world. In that spirit, here are some of today’s videos and pictures taken … Continue reading

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Sermon: Lessons from 9/11

  Like a sharp medical instrument, anger sometimes has its legitimate purposes said Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash in her September 11 sermon. Just dispose of it properly. Based on the lectionary reading for this week, Matthew 5:21-26,  her topic was “Lessons … Continue reading

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