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Nov
2014

“Dear Church Family” - - Special Stewardship Edition - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - November 9, 2014

Our podcast begins with a message from former Stewardship Committee chair Kayla Gilman-Solomon, sharing her history of giving, family, and community. Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian follows up with a love letter to the church, titled, "Dear Church Family" (Genesis 12:1-3). This is why we give from the heart!

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3
Nov
2014

“born of the Virgin Mary comma suffered under Pontius Pilate” - - Rev. Dr Ayvazian - - November 2, 2014

When did Christianity move from being focused on "doing" to simply being about what one must "believe?" Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian explores this question through the lens of the Apostle's Creed and Matthew 23:1-12. 

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27
Oct
2014

“Loving God With Heart, Mind, and Soul” - - Carole Bull - - October 26, 2014

Jesus proclaims the Great Commandment: We are to love God with all of our heart, mind, and soul - - and our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:34-46). What does that look like in our daily lives? Carole Bull, one of our Members-in-Discernment and lead chaplain at a local hospital, explores this passage with her personal reflections. 

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21
Oct
2014

“What is mine? What is ours? What is God’s?” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - October 19, 2014

The Pharisees tried to trip up Jesus when they asked him if it was lawful to pay taxes. Jesus observed that, since Caesar's likeness was stamped on the coin, it ought to be rendered to Caesar. What is stamped on your heart? (Matthew 22: 15-22)

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16
Oct
2014

“Born Hungry” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - October 12, 2014

The Israelites got restless and felt abandoned when Moses was with God on Mount Sinai, so they built a golden calf to take God's place (Exodus 32:1-14). They were hungry for God, and needed to satiate their appetites. We, too, hunger for God. 

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6
Oct
2014

“Rubbish!” - - Rev. Mereschuk - - October 5, 2014

Paul tells the Philippians that all of his prior credentials and ancestral honor are rubbish. Do our credentials increase our self-righteousness and impede us from knowing Christ? (Philippians 3:4b-14)

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21
Sep
2014

“God’s Enemies?” — Rev. Mereschuk- - September 21, 2014

When Jonah finally gets to the city of Ninevah, he is indignant about God sparing the people from destruction. Does God have enemies? Does God love our enemies? Associate Pastor Chris Mereschuk explores these questions from Jonah 3:10-4:11. 

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15
Sep
2014

“Why We March” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - September 14, 2014

As we prepare to send 50+ members and friends of Haydenville Congregational Church to the NYC climate march next Sunday, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian share the scriptural and historical mandates for people of faith to march for justice. (Genesis 2:4-9, 15)

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7
Sep
2014

“…it is to such as these…” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - September 7, 2014

On this Rally Day Sunday, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian reminds us of the promises we make to children and families at the time of baptism, bringing to mind Jesus's words that, "...it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs" (Mark 10:13-16). 

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7
Sep
2014

“…it is to such as these…” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - September 7, 2014

On this Rally Day Sunday, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian reminds us of the promises we make to children and families at the time of baptism, bringing to mind Jesus's words that, "...it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs" (Mark 10:13-16). 


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