Sunday on the Commons

Sunday on the Commons

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Weekly podcast of sermons from the United Congregational Church of Little Compton, Rhode Island. Most weeks will feature our Senior Pastor, the Rev. Rebecca Floyd Marshall, in the pulpit, but guest preachers step in from time to time as well.


A Case for Love | February 9, 2020
Feb 11 • 23 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry For Christians, loving our enemies is not an option, it is a command from our God. First Reading: Micah 6:1-8 Second Reading: Matthew 5:38-48 Revolutionary Love TED Talk —- Send in a voice message:…
Revolutionary | February 2, 2020
Feb 5 • 28 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry Jesus’ sermon on the mount, especially the litany of “Beatitudes,” is one of the most well-known passages in Scripture. Many of its lines are familiar to us: “Blessed are the poor in Spirit..Blessed are…
Turn Toward the Light | January 26, 2020 | Alex Floyd Marshall, Substitute Preacher
Jan 28 • 14 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry We have a choice in how we direct the movement of our lives. One option is to flee from the darkness of our world, to hide, letting fear guide us. The other is to turn toward the light, to follow its…
Consider the Stars | January 19, 2020
Jan 24 • 26 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry After a couple of weeks away, Rev. Rebecca is back, sharing reflections with us about the stars, her time at a conference in Arizona, and the season of Epiphany. Let’s listen! First Reading: Isaiah 40:26,…
“Emanuel” | Third Sunday of Advent | December 15, 2019
Dec 17, 2019 • 15 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry This week, we mark the third Sunday of Advent, waiting for Emanuel, God with Us, to come. Let’s listen as Rev. Rebecca explores with us what it means for God to be with us in our time, to bend near and…
“Heads Up” | Guest Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Richard L. Floyd | December 1, 2019, First Sunday of Advent
Dec 3, 2019 • 28 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry This week, we welcome back the Rev. Dr. Richard Floyd to share with us a sermon on the First Sunday of Advent. Let’s listen as he invites us to consider how God may be working in our own lives and in the…
“Give Thanks” | Who’s My Neighbor? Lessons on Life and Faith From Mr. Rogers | Nov. 24, 2019
Nov 27, 2019 • 24 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry This Sunday was Thanksgiving Sunday, where we marked the end of our stewardship season by consecrating the pledges we’ve received and where we reflect on our many blessings. Let’s listen as Pastor Rebecca…
“St. Fred” | Who’s My Neighbor? Lessons on Life and Faith From Mr. Rogers | Nov. 3, 2019
Nov 5, 2019 • 21 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry This Sunday Rev. Rebecca returned to her sermon series about Mr. Rogers for All Saints Sunday. Let’s listen to a reflection on what it means to be a “Saint” in our Protestant tradition and how Fred Rogers…
Bonus! Kid’s Lead Worship: The Call of the Disciples Skit | From the ctober 27th 2019 Worship Service
Nov 3, 2019 • 9 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry Last Sunday we had a children and youth led worship service at UCC Little Compton. Hear a play/skit put on by our kid’s that incorporated many of the elements of our worship together. Special thanks to…
“No Big Deal, Just Change the World” | Guest Sermon by Alex Floyd Marshall | Oct 27, 2019
Oct 31, 2019 • 17 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry This Sunday: we had a children-and-youth led service and Alex gave our sermon and our confirmands did the readings. Let’s listen and reflect on the story of Jesus calling the disciples. Video: Breaking…
Bonus: Peter Fallon Stewardship Testimony
Oct 27, 2019 • 9 min
During stewardship season we invite members of our congregation to share stories of how the church has impacted their lives and why they are choosing to support our ministry. Our first testimony this year is from Peter Fallon, the co-chair of our board of…
Generous | October 20, 2019
Oct 22, 2019 • 32 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry This week is the beginning of our stewardship season here at UCC Little Compton, and so Pastor Rebecca discusses the most difficult topic for American Christians to talk about: money. Let’s listen as she…
“Winning” - Who’s My Neighbor? Lessons from the Life and Faith of Mr. Rogers | Oct. 13, 2019
Oct 16, 2019 • 22 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry This week Pastor Rebecca continues her sermon series on the life and faith of Fred Rogers. We’ll hear how he emulated Jesus’ understanding of what “winning” and “success” looks like when Jesus said: “the…
“Look to the Children” | Who’s My Neighbor? Lessons from the Life and Faith of Mr. Rogers, Ep. 2 | Sept. 29, 2019
Oct 2, 2019 • 24 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry This Sunday we continue our sermon series on the life and faith of Mr. Rogers. We’ll look more closely at Mr. Roger’s ministry to children and how he took very seriously Jesus’ call to “welcome the little…
“Good Neighbors” | Who’s My Neighbor: Lessons on Life and Faith From Mr. Rogers, Ep. 1
Sep 24, 2019 • 24 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry This Sunday we begin a sermon series titled “Who’s My Neighbor: Lessons on life and faith with Mr. Rogers.” Fred Rogers was ordained by the Presbyterian church to a special ministry—teaching children on…
“The Cost” | September 8, 2019
Sep 11, 2019 • 18 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said: “Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock. Such grace is costly because…
How to Sabbath | September 1, 2019
Sep 6, 2019 • 23 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry Labor Day was established in honor of the workers and tradespeople of our nation as a day of celebration and a day of rest. Our faith has much to say about the value of carving out a day of rest each week.…
God Is In This Place and I Did Not Know It | August 18, 2019
Aug 20, 2019 • 25 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry From Jacob’s pillow to the Road to Emmaus, people of faith have found God in unexpected places. Perhaps you, too, have had an experience like this of God’s presence showing up somewhere you didn’t expect…
“You Can’t Take it With You” | Guest: Rev. Dr. Richard L. Floyd | August 4, 2019
Aug 7, 2019 • 26 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry For his final sermon with us, the Rev. Dr. Richard Floyd spoke about the story Jesus tells in response to a man who asks him to settle a family feud over inheritance. As the saying goes, “You can’t take it…
“Ask, Search, Knock!” - July 28, 2019 | Guest: Rev. Dr. Richard L. Floyd
Jul 30, 2019 • 41 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry One of Jesus’s disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us how to pray.” This pas Sunday we explored the theme of prayer. Rev. Dr. Richard Floyd’s sermon inspired our religious imaginations with questions like:…
Taking on the Mantle | Rev. Dr. Richard L. Floyd | June 30, 2019
Jul 8, 2019 • 28 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry Who is Jesus? Albert Sweitzer famously remarked that “looking for Jesus is like looking down a well. You see only your own reflection: that Jesus remains a stranger and an enigma; there will never be one…
The God Who Still Speaks | The Rev. Dr. Richard L Floyd | June 16, 2019
Jun 21, 2019 • 22 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry This week we welcome back the Rev. Dr. Richard Floyd, stepping in for Pastor Rebecca on maternity leave. This week is Trinity Sunday, and Rev. Floyd leads us in an exploration of the One, Holy, and…
God Is Still Speaking | Pentecost Sunday | Guest Preacher: Rev. Dr. Beverley Edwards | June 9, 2019
Jun 18, 2019 • 23 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry We are a week late getting this up due to a technical difficulty known as your editor having a newborn. Apologies! Here is the sermon from June 9th by the Rev. Dr. Beverley Edwards on Pentecost Sunday, the…
Open Doors, Broken Chains | Guest Preacher the Rev. Dr. Richard L. Floyd | June 2, 2019
Jun 6, 2019 • 22 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry Once again, while Pastor Rebecca is on maternity leave, we have the Rev. Dr. Richard L Floyd in our pulpit. This week he focuses on an exciting reading from Acts that could come from an action-adventure…
“By the River” | Guest Preacher the Rev. Dr. Richard L. Floyd | May 26, 2019
May 31, 2019 • 28 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry Pastor Rebecca is on maternity leave, and this Sunday we have the Rev. Dr. Richard L. Floyd in our pulpit. He shared with us stories about two rivers, one a real river, where Paul meets a remarkable woman…
“The Gardner” | Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019
Apr 21, 2019 • 28 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry It’s Easter, and we are celebrating! Today we remember the extraordinary claim of our faith: that God’s love is more powerful than the darkest darkness, more powerful than the worst we can do, more…
“These Stones Would Cry Out” | Palm Sunday | April 14, 2019
Apr 14, 2019 • 23 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry Holy Week begins this Sunday as we travel with Jesus into Jerusalem where he is hailed as the Messiah, the long-awaited King by cheering crowds waving palms. What is this strange palm parade about? And how…
“The Joy of Giving” | April 7, 2019
Apr 7, 2019 • 27 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry During this season of Lent, we have been exploring “habits of joy.” This week, Rev. Rebecca invites us to examine the relationship between generosity and joy. Contrary to the culture of consumerism all…
“Slow Down and Listen” - Guest Preacher Alex Floyd Marshall | March 31, 2019
Mar 31, 2019 • 17 min
www.ucclittlecompton.org | Donate to Our Ministry During this season of Lent, we have been exploring “habits of joy.” This week, we are examining the relationship between listening to God and the joy of purpose and fulfillment. Many of our kids and youth…