First Congregational ChurchOf Bellingham

An open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ – 10 am Sunday Service

 

These are audio recordings of sermons delivered at First Congregational Church of Bellingham.  Click on the title to download, or use the player button. These recorded sermons are also available as podcasts on iTunes.

Building Our Ministries: Cracks & Cobwebs, Exodus 32:1–14, Isaiah 25:1–9, Reverend David Weasley, October 8, 2017

Building Our Ministries: Bricks & Mortar, Exodus 20:1–4, 7–9, 12–20, Reverend Sharon Benton, October 8, 2017

Building Our Ministries: Foundation, Philippians 2:1–13, Reverend Sharon Benton, October 1, 2017

And Also Many Animals, Jonah 3:10–4:11, Reverend David Weasley, September 17, 2017

The Power & Peril of Creation, Exodus 13:17–22 & 14:19–22, Reverend Sharon Benton, September 17, 2017

Holy Ground, Exodus 3:1–5, 1 Kings 8:22–30, Reverend Sharon Benton, September 10, 2017

The Economy of Our Creator, Leviticus 25:18, 23–28, 35–38, Matthew 20:1–15, Reverend Sharon Benton, September 3, 2017

Children’s Sunday—Noah’s Ark, Genesis 6:18–22, Children of FCCB, August 27, 2017

The One Where Jesus Gets Schooled, Isaiah 56: 1-8 & Matthew 15:21, Reverend David Weasley, August 20, 2017

All Questions Considered, Psalm 85, Reverend Sharon Benton and Reverend David Weasley, August 13, 2017

Stepping Into the Ring, Genesis 32:22–31, Reverend Sharon Benton, August 6, 2017

Reflections (On Our Mission Trip), Matthew 13:13–33, 44–52, Ronnie Woodard, Kenzie Knapp, July 23, 2017

Unpredictable Soil, Matthew 13:1–9, Isaiah 55:8–13, Reverend Sharon Benton, July 16, 2017

This One’s for Cornelius, Acts 11:1–18, Reverend Sharon Benton, July 9, 2017

Interdependence, Genesis 1:24–31, Romans 12:3–8, 1 Kings 3:5–12, Reverend Sharon Benton, July 2, 2017

How Can our Anger Give Life?, Matthew 10:23–39, Reverend David Weasley, June 25, 2017

Beauty In, Beauty Out, Genesis 1:1–31, Scott Ward, June 18, 2017

Would That All God’s People Were Prophets, Numbers 11:24–30, Acts 2:1–21, Reverend Sharon Benton, June 4, 2017

Welcoming Jesus…Extravagantly, Acts 2:14a, 36–41, Reverend Sharon Benton, May 28, 2017

Street Preaching for an Unknown God, Acts 17:22–31, Reverend Sharon Benton, May 21, 2017

Persecutor/Persecuted, Acts 6:8–15, 7:51–60, Reverend Sharon Benton, May 14, 2017

This Belonging You Seek, Acts 2:42–47, Reverend David Weasley, May 7, 2017

With Hand and Heart and Mind, John 20:19–31, Reverend David Weasley, April 23, 2017

Life Before Death, Mark 16:1–8, Reverend Sharon Benton, April 16, 2017

When All Seems Lost (Holy Saturday), Luke 23:50–56, Reverend Sharon Benton, April 9, 2017

Is There Meaning in Suffering & Death, Mark 15:22–26, Romans 5:1–11, Reverend Sharon Benton, April 2, 2017

Still Serving(Maundy Thursday), Mark 14:12–26, Reverend David Weasley, March 26, 2017

When We Are Betrayed(Wednesday), Mark 14:1–2, 11–12, Reverend Sharon Benton, March 19, 2017

Mountain, Tabernacle, Temple, Matthew 17:1–9, Reverend David Weasley, February 26, 2017

Praying for Enemies, Matthew 5:43–48, Reverend Sharon Benton, February 19, 2017

You Have Heard It Said…: Law & Relationship, Matthew 5:21–42, Reverend Sharon Benton, February 12, 2017

Pass the Salt, Matthew 5:13–20, Reverend Bob Reike, February 5, 2017

New Year, Same Promise: God’s Promise of Renewal (Excerpts from Judas Maccabaeus, by G.F. Handel), 1 Maccabees 1:1–8, Debbie Brown, Minister of Music, January 29, 2017

New Year, Same Promises: God’s promise of Blessing, Matthew 5:1–12, Reverend Sharon Benton, January 22, 2017

New Year, Same Promises: God’s promise of Faithfulness, Psalm 40:1–11 & 1 Corinthians 1:1–9, Reverend Sharon Benton, January 15, 2017

New Year, Same Promises, Isaiah 60:1–6 & Matthew 2:1–12, Reverend Sharon Benton, January 8, 2017

Relections on Christmas Movies, Luke 2:1–20, Reverends Sharon Benton and David Weasley, December 25, 2016

More Than Ever, I Need Vulnerability for Christmas, Isaiah 7:10–16 & Matthew 1:18–25, Reverend Sharon Benton, December 11, 2016

More Than Ever, I Need Mystery for Christmas, Isaiah 11:1–10 & Matthew 3:1–12, Reverend David Weasley, December 4, 2016

More Than Ever, I Need Familiar Carols for Christmas, Isaiah 12:2–6 & Luke 1:46–55, Reverend Sharon Benton, November 27, 2016

First Fruits, Deuteronomy 26:1–11, Reverend Sharon Benton, November 20, 2016

An Opportunity to Testify, Luke 21:5–19, Reverend Sharon Benton, November 13, 2016

Return to Paradise, Luke 23:39–43, Reverend Sharon Benton, November 6, 2016

Go and Do … With Joy!, Isaiah 55:10–13, Reverend Sharon Benton, October 30, 2016

Go and Do … Breaking Boundaries, Luke 8:40–56, Reverend Sharon Benton, October 23, 2016

Go and Do … With Persistent Justice, Luke 18:1–8, Reverend Sharon Benton, October 16, 2016

Worldwide Neighbors: Go and Do the Same, Luke 10:25–37, Reverend Sharon Benton, October 2, 2016

A Man Without a Name, Luke 16:19–31, Reverend Sharon Benton, September 25, 2016

Living a Perplexing Parable, Luke 16:1–13, Reverend Sharon Benton, September 18, 2016

Let Love Be Our Legacy, Luke 15:1–10, Reverend Sharon Benton, September 11, 2016

Justice or Fairness?, Matthew 20:1–16, 2 Corinthians 8:10–15, Deuteronomy 8:11–18, Reverend Sharon Benton, September 4, 2016

All God’s Critters, Psalm 8, Reverend Sharon Benton, August 28, 2016

Good New from the National Youth Event, Jeremiah 1:4–10, Reverend David Weasley, August 21, 2016

Maybe Today is the Day for a Miracle, Luke 8:26–39, Muriel Otto, August 14, 2016

By Faith, Hebrews 11:1–3, 8–16 Reverend Sharon Benton, August 7, 2016

Liturgical Reflections, Psalm 100, Romans 12:1–5, Reverend Sharon Benton, July 31, 2016

That Familiar Prayer, Luke 11:1–13, Reverend Sharon Benton, July 24, 2016

Reflections From New Orleans, Romans 12:1–11, Judy Wahlborg, Dennis Williams, Julee Johnson, July 17, 2016

And Who Is My Neighbor?, Luke 10:25–37, Reverend Deanna Murray, July 10, 2016

This Is My Song, 2 Samuel 1:1, 17–27, Reverend Sharon Benton, July 3, 2016

The Cost of Discipleship, Luke 9:51–62, Reverend Sharon Benton, June 26, 2016

Time Out, 1 Kings 19:1–4, 8–15a, Reverend Sharon Benton, June 19, 2016

Generous Hospitality, Luke 7:36–8:3, Reverend Elizabeth Dilley, June 12, 2016

Music Sunday Reflection, Psalm 30, Reverend Sharon Benton, June 5, 2016

Many Rooms, John 14:1–4, 15–21, Reverend Sharon Benton, May 29, 2016

Not Your Average Family, Not Your Typical Home, John 15:21–28, Reverend Sharon Benton, May 22, 2016

Elements of Pentecost, Acts 2:1–18, Reverend Sharon Benton, May 15, 2016

Youth Sunday Reflections, Psalm 119, Amelia O’Connell, Wyatt Murphy-Kangas, Leigh Hjelmseth, May 8, 2016

Reflections On Justice, Matthew 7:12, Psalm 82:1–5, Micah 6:8, Mary Swenson, Keith Tyne, Mark Schofield, May 1, 2016

Do You Love Me?, John 21:1–19, Reverend Sharon Benton, April 24, 2016

Metamorphosis II: The United Church of Christ, Isaiah 6:8, Acts 13:47, Luke 10:1, Mark 16:15, Exodus 3:7–18, John 17:18–23, Reverend Sharon Benton, April 17, 2016

In Discernment & Dialogue: Metamorphosis I: On the Road to Ministry, Acts 9:1–20, Reverend Sharon Benton and Muriel Otto, April 10, 2016

Hands Up, John 20:19–31 Revelations 1:4–8, Reverend David Weasley, April 3, 2016