• communion

    what is this?

    by  • August 5, 2018 • communion, faith, food, hope, sermon • 4 Comments

    I preached this morning at our church in Guilford. The first Sunday of the month is when we observe Communion. The passage for today was Exodus 16:2-15, when God gave the people manna from heaven. Though some of it is specific to our church, I hope you find something here that speaks to you....

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    what love looks like

    by  • September 29, 2014 • communion, community, durham, grace, love • 6 Comments

    I wish you could have been with me this weekend. It was end-of-summer-trying-to-be-fall weather in our little City of Encouragement, and it was the thirtieth North Carolina Pride Festival, which Durham has hosted for all three decades. One of the roles our church plays in the festivities is to host the Ecumenical Communion Service...

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    advent journal: u2charist

    by  • December 9, 2012 • advent journal, communion, music • 0 Comments

    I am a U2 fan because of James, John, and Todd — three guys in my youth group at University Baptist Church in Fort Worth back in the Eighties. Well, those guys and the fact that in those early days of MTV the band’s videos played relentlessly. One of my favorite memories at UBC...

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    teach us to mark our days . . .

    by  • October 29, 2012 • communion, faith, time • 2 Comments

    This past Sunday, our church finished a month long celebration of our 125th anniversary. One Sunday we returned to the little wooden church out in the woods where our congregation began; two Sundays ago, we spent the afternoon listening to Jeremy, our amazing accompanist, transport us with his words and music. And it was...

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    this is the sound of one voice

    by  • October 8, 2012 • communion, music, pilgrim ucc • 1 Comment

    There was much about today’s worship that moved me. We observed World Communion Sunday and our meal was accompanied by some amazing music, which is what I want to share tonight. Three women at church covered a song by the Wailin’ Jennys called “One Voice.” I had not heard it before. It is as...

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