The First Congregational United Church of Christ (DeWitt, Iowa) Podcast
Episode 9: Redemption

Episode 9: Redemption

May 25, 2020

In this week's episode, Pastor Chris talks about the question, "How did Christ redeem and restore the world?" Plus, this week's scripture, sermon, and a time for prayer. 

Our format for online worship has changed! During the pandemic, you can find a prerecorded version of worship that you can enjoy any time you would like. You can find more information about that, and learn more about us, by visiting uccdewitt.org.

Our theme music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod.

The scripture reading this week was 1 Corinthians 15:1-2651-57. That link will take you to the NRSV version of the reading.

Scripture and Sermon for May 24, 2020: The Way Out is Through

Scripture and Sermon for May 24, 2020: The Way Out is Through

May 24, 2020

This is our scripture-and-sermon only version of the podcast, which has our scripture reading and sermon for May 24, 2020. The full podcast, where Pastor Chris also talks about the question, "How did Christ redeem and restore the world?" will be out on Monday, May 25. 

Our format for online worship has changed! During the pandemic, you can find a prerecorded version of worship that you can enjoy any time you would like. You can find more information about that, and learn more about us, by visiting uccdewitt.org.

Our theme music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod.

The scripture reading this week was 1 Corinthians 15:1-2651-57. That link will take you to the NRSV version of the reading.

Episode 8: Never Place a Period Where God Has Placed A Comma

Episode 8: Never Place a Period Where God Has Placed A Comma

May 18, 2020

In this week's episode, Pastor Chris talks about one of the catchphrases of the United Church of Christ: Never place a period where God has placed a comma. Plus, this week's scripture, sermon, and a time for prayer. 

Our format for online worship has changed! During the pandemic, you can find a prerecorded version of worship that you can enjoy any time you would like. You can find more information about that, and learn more about us, by visiting uccdewitt.org.

Our theme music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod.

The scripture reading this week was 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. That link will take you to the NRSV versions of the reading.

Scripture and Sermon for May 17, 2020: Love is Our Religion

Scripture and Sermon for May 17, 2020: Love is Our Religion

May 17, 2020

This is our scripture-and-sermon only version of the podcast, which has our scripture reading and sermon for May 17, 2020. The full podcast, where Pastor Chris also talks about the United Church of Christ catchphrase 'Never place a period where God has placed a comma' will be out on Monday, May 18. 

Our format for online worship has changed! During the pandemic, you can find a prerecorded version of worship that you can enjoy any time you would like. You can find more information about that, and learn more about us, by visiting uccdewitt.org.

Our theme music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod.

The scripture reading this week was 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. That link will take you to the NRSV versions of the reading.

Episode 7: No Matter Who You Are or Where You Are on Life’s Journey

Episode 7: No Matter Who You Are or Where You Are on Life’s Journey

May 11, 2020

In this week's episode, Pastor Chris talks about one of the catchphrases of the United Church of Christ: No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here. Plus, this week's scripture, sermon, and a time for prayer. During the pandemic, you can join us for worship online at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can find more information about that, and learn more about us, by visiting uccdewitt.org. Our theme music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod.

The scripture readings this week were Acts 18:1-4 and 1 Corinthians 1:10-18. Those links will take you to the NRSV versions of the readings.

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Scripture and Sermon for May 10, 2020: Two Hands and a Roll of Duct Tape

Scripture and Sermon for May 10, 2020: Two Hands and a Roll of Duct Tape

May 10, 2020

This is our scripture-and-sermon only version of the podcast, which has our scripture reading and sermon for May 10, 2020. The full podcast, where Pastor Chris also talks about the United Church of Christ catchphrase 'No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here' will be out on Monday, May 11. During the pandemic, you can join us for worship online at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can find more information about that, and learn more about us, by visiting uccdewitt.org. Our theme music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod.

The scripture readings this week were Acts 18:1-4 and 1 Corinthians 1:10-18. Those links will take you to the NRSV versions of the readings.

Episode 6: Our Faith is 2000 Years Old. Our Thinking is Not.

Episode 6: Our Faith is 2000 Years Old. Our Thinking is Not.

May 4, 2020

In this week's episode, Pastor Chris talks about one of the catchphrases of the United Church of Christ: Our faith is 2000 years old, our thinking is not. Plus, this week's scripture, sermon, and a time for prayer. During the pandemic, you can join us for worship online at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can find more information about that, and learn more about us, by visiting uccdewitt.org. Our theme music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod.

The scripture readings this week were Acts 17:1-9 and 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. Those links will take you to the NRSV versions of the readings. 

Scripture and Sermon for May 3, 2020: Upside-Down

Scripture and Sermon for May 3, 2020: Upside-Down

May 3, 2020

This is our scripture-and-sermon only version of the podcast, which has our scripture reading and sermon for May 3, 2020. The full podcast, which also has a discussion about the idea that our faith is 2000 years old but our thinking is not, will be out on Monday, May 4. During the pandemic, you can join us for worship online at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can find more information about that, and learn more about us, by visiting uccdewitt.org. Our theme music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod.

The scripture readings this week were Acts 17:1-9 and 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. Those links will take you to the NRSV versions of the readings.

Episode 5: Extravagant Welcome

Episode 5: Extravagant Welcome

April 27, 2020

In this week's episode, Pastor Chris talks about extravagant welcome and First Congregational United Church of Christ's Open and Affirming covenant, and gives an update on how we're dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, this week's scripture, sermon, and a time for prayer. During the pandemic, you can join us for worship online at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can find more information about that, and learn more about us, by visiting uccdewitt.org. Our theme music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod.

The scripture for this week was Acts 3:1-10. You can read the NRSV version here.

Scripture and Sermon for April 26, 2020: A Whole Church Full

Scripture and Sermon for April 26, 2020: A Whole Church Full

April 26, 2020

This is our scripture-and-sermon only version of the podcast, which has our scripture reading and sermon for April 26, 2020. The full podcast, which also has a discussion about extravagant welcome and our Open and Affirming covenant, will be out on Monday, April 27. During the pandemic, you can join us for worship online at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. You can find more information about that, and learn more about us, by visiting uccdewitt.org. Our theme music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod.

The scripture for this week was Acts 3:1-10. You can read the NRSV version here.