Minister's Inspirational Messages

CCC seeks to provide a meaningful opportunity each week for relevant reflection and authentic expression on principles that guide the faithful. Let there be no distance between who we are and how we live; that is the heart of our messages most weeks.

Relying on the teaching example of the life of Jesus and the collective wisdom of scripture, poetry, and song, the sermons at CCC are intended to invite the congregation to ruminate on the question of how we all might live and love more deeply in a world so often divided and full of fear.

Sermons are always intended to be conversation starters – less about answers to life’s perplexing and complex questions, more a means of focusing our thoughts for the week.

For our growing collection of AUDIO inspirational messages, click here.

SUNDAY SERMONS:

October 19, 2014 — message by Ally Vertigan

Octoboer 12, 2014: Becoming Human

September 28,2014:  Silence is a Virtue

September 21, 2014:  Hunger Games

September 7, 2014:  Sermon — Ally Vertigan

August 31, 2014:  Time Energy and God — Elizabeth River

August 24, 2014:  History Repeating

August 17, 2014:  John 13

August 10, 2014: Listen, Love, Live — Rev. Dan Hatch

July 26, 2014:Risk Assessment — Jolyn O’Hare

May 18, 2014:  Give Yourself To Love

May 11, 2014:  All the Mothering — Jolyn O’Hare

April 27, 2014:  The Box:  Named and Claimed — Rev. Dan Hatch

April 20, 2014:  What is True?

March 16, 2014:  The Bible Is Full of It

March 9, 2014: Which Tree? — Emily Labrecque

March 2, 2014: Change

February 23, 2014: Welcoming the Stranger

February 9, 2014:  Anatheism

February 2, 2014:  Creating Covenants — Emily Labrecque

January 26, 2014: I Believe In Miracles

January 12, 2014: Turning Points

January 5, 2014:  Pack It Up and Put It Away For Another Year

December 8, 2013:  Mind the Gap

December 1, 2013: Embodying Love — Emily Labrecque

November 24, 2013:  Making Sure We Don’t Forget — Bill Eichhorn

November 10, 2013:  Living into the Mystery — Emily Labrecque

November 3, 2013:  Just a Simple Reminder — Paul Gaffney

October 27, 2013:  Being Real — Jolyn O’Hare

October 13, 2013 — sermon by Charles Wei

October 6, 2013:  Redeemed_from_Self-Attendance–Bill Eichhorn

September 29, 2013:  Got balance? Got Rhythm?–Donene Blair

September 8, 2013:  Consider This–Emily Labrecque

August 25, 2013. Free Falling

August 18, 2013:  Cloud of Witnesses

August 11, 2013:  Shadow of a Doubt

August 4, 2013: Where is Your Treasure?

July 21, 2013:  Get With It

July 7, 2013:  Independence?

June 2, 2013:  Inclusion?

May 19, 2013: Pentecost

May 12, 2013:  Dazzling Bouquet

May 5, 2013:  We Are All Capable of Remarkable Things–Bill Eichhorn

April 28, 2013:  A New Heaven and Earth

April 14, 2013:  Oh the Places We Will Go

April 7, 2013:  Spirit Sightings–Emily Labrecque

March 31, 2013:  Three Dollars’ Worth

March 10, 2013:  Prodigal Son

February 24, 2013: Testaments of Lonliness

February 17, 2013:  Wilderness Love–Emily Labrecque

February 10, 2013: May I Be Your “Yes”?

February 3, 2013:  Angel in the Rock

January 27, 2013:  What’s in a Song

January 13, 2013:  Water

January 6, 2013:  What Do You See?

December 16, 2012:  The Already and the Not Yet

December 9, 2012:  I Am

December 2, 2012:  Hope, a Holy Impasse

November 18, 2012:  Follow the Leader

November 4, 2012:  One Love

October 28, 2012:  I Can See Clearly Now

October 21, 2012:  What Is Our Worth?

October 7, 2012:  Together, Alone Again

September 16, 2012:  Taming the Tongue

September 9, 2012:  Be Opened

August 12, 2012:  Heartbread

August 5, 2012:  Rules of Engagement

July 29, 2012:  Not More About God; More God

July 15, 2012:  Footloose Faith — Donene Blair

July 8, 2012:  What is a Prophet?

July 1, 2012:  O Say Can You See?

June 18, 2012:  Story:  The Seeds of Faith — Dan Hatch

June 3, 2012:  Here I am, Where are you?

May 27, 2012:  Anything is Possible

May 13, 2012:  Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

May 6, 2012:  What, Pray Tell, Is That? — Bill Eichhorn

April 22, 2012:  TouchNow

April 15, 2012:  Who Will Do the Dishes? — Bill Eichhorn

April 8, 2012:  The Resurrection of Peace

April 1, 2012:  Spaciousness

March 25, 2012:  Homelessness–Dr. Laura Stivers

March 18, 2012:  The Journey

March 11, 2012:  Sustainability

March 4, 2012:  Discernment

February 26, 2012:  Hospitality of Relationship

February 19, 2019:  Mountaintop Moments

February 5, 2012:  Cured to Serve — Rev. Dan Hatch

January 29, 2012:  Awakening to Our Own Authority

A Dissertation by Rev. Reichert:  Hope Against Hope

January 15, 2012:  Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

January 8, 2012:  Deep Waters

December 18, 2011:  Life in Unexpected Places

December 11, 2011:  Broken Pieces

December 4, 2011:  Greening

November 27, 2011:  New Beginnings

November 20, 2011:  Good Goats

November 6, 2011:  Belonging

October 16, 2011:  The Hand that Gives the Rose

October 2, 2011:  Wisdom’s Doorway

September 25, 2011:  Hope in the Face of Anxiety

September 11, 2011:  Land

August 28, 2011:  Be Juicy

August 21, 2011:  Willingness

August 14, 2011:  Drawing Deep Within

August 7, 2011:  The Faith of Jesus — Alexis Wright

July 31, 2011:  Michael Saxe-Taller

July 24, 2011:  Reframing Failure

July 17, 2011:  Reclaiming our Birthright — Alexis Wright

July 1o, 2011:  Mysticism, Empowerment, Resistance

June 26, 2011:  Holy Call – Alexis Wright

June 19, 2011:  God Likes Silence

June 12, 2011:  The Focus for Worship

June 5, 2011:  Imagine Anew

May 29, 2011:  Homeland Security

May 22, 2011:  Peace – Rev. Jolyn O’Hare

May 15, 2011:  Intimate Conversations – Rev. Elizabeth River

May 8, 2011:  Eyes Wide Open – Alexis Wright

May 1, 2011:  The Death of Perfection

April 24, 2011 (Easter  Sermon): What Does It Mean?

April 10, 2011:  Woman at the Well – Rev. Laurie J. Garrett-Cobbina

April 3rd, 2011:  Want!  A Thick Place

April 3, 2011: Reflections on Psalm 23 – Rev. Dan Hatch

March 13, 2011: Thick Places

March 6, 2011: May God’s Face Shine Upon You – Alexis Wright

February 27, 2011: Enough for Now

February 20, 2011: The Rules

February 13, 2011:  Make an Entrance

February 6, 2011:  Salt, the Spice of Life – Dan Hatch

January 30, 2011:  Rejoice and Be Glad

January 16, 2011:  What Are You After?

January 9, 2011:  Healing Waters

Dec. 19, 2010:  Say Yes

Dec 12, 2010:  Everyone has an Angel

Dec. 5, 2010:  How Do I Know I’m Ready?

Nov. 28, 2010:  Letting the Light Back In–Alexis Wright

Nov. 21, 2010:  It’s the Simple Things

Nov. 7, 2010:  Stand Firm

Oct. 31, 2010:  Gratitude Attitude–Dan Hatch

Oct. 24, 2010:  Stewardship

Oct. 17, 2010:  The Widow and the Unjust Judge

Oct. 10, 2010:  Where Do We Go From Here?–Alexis Wright

Oct. 3, 2010:  Increase Our Faith

Sept. 26, 2010:  To Be Damned!

Sept. 12, 2010:  Remember Who You Are

Aug. 15, 2010:  Out With the Old

Aug. 1, 2010:  Everyday Miracle

July 11, 2010:  The Practice of Coming Near

June 20, 2010:  God the Father

June 6, 2010:  We Are Each Other’s Angels

May 2, 2010:  Dream In Technicolor

April 18, 2010:  Being Alive

March 4, 2010:  Something Indestructible

March 28, 2010:  Between Being Lost and Being Found

March 14, 2010:  Coming Home

March 7, 2010:  Illumination

Feb. 28, 2010:  Sacred Conversations on Race

Feb. 21, 2010:  The Devil Wears Prada

Feb. 14, 2010:  Be Now My Vision

Dec. 20, 2009:  Mary’s Song

Dec. 13, 2009:  The Lessons of Scrooge

Dec. 6, 2009:  God in Our Midst

Nov. 22, 2009:  Belonging to the Truth

Nov. 15, 2009:  Always Ask For What You Want

Nov. 1, 2009:  Beyond Maps

Oct. 25, 2009:  What Do You Want Me to Do For You

October 18, 2009:  Generous Giving

July 26, 2009:  More Than Enough to Go Around

July 12, 2009:  Dance Like No One is Watching

June 24, 2009:  Peace Be Still

June 14, 2009:  Mustard Seed Faith

May 10, 2009:  Love Grows

March 14, 2009:  Live the Life You Mean to Live–Thoughts on Beth Erickson’s Ordination

March 8 2009:  Taize talk

Jan. 22, 2009:  Rev. Lowery’s Inauguration Benediction

Jan. 4, 2009:  How Could We Know What Is To come

Dec. 24, 2008:  Christmas Eve

Dec. 21 2008: The Quiltmaker’s Gift

Nov. 9, 2008:  Parables Presidents and Propositions

Oct. 26, 2008:  Proclaiming the Word

Sept. 7, 2008:  A Home Where All Belong

August 3, 2008:  Sacred Fire

July 13, 2008:  Church Planting

July 6, 2008:  Jubilee

June 22, 2008:  An Enlarged Heart

June 15, 2008:  Come Go With Me

June 1, 2008:  Unexpected Grace

My 25, 2008:  Gazing

May 11, 2008:  Who Taught You To Pray

April 27, 2008:  Whom God Calls God Also Equips

April 20, 2008:  Living Stones

April 13, 2008: Called By Name

April 6, 2008:  God Meets Us Where We Are

March 20, 2008: Questions and Doubt

Easter 2008

April 4, 2008: Listening Through the Storm