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). 

1
Sep
2014

“Stubborn Hope” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - August 31, 2014

How and why do we remain hopeful in the face of overwhelming tragedy and strife - - or, how do we choose hope despite the facts?! Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian examines this question through the lens of the prophet Jeremiah (15:15-21), encouraging us to nurture stubborn hope. 

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25
Aug
2014

“Who do YOU Say That I Am?” - - Rev. Mereschuk - - August 24, 2014

When Jesus asks his Disciples, "Who do you say that I am?" he is not simply asking about their impression of his identity - - he wants to know why they have chosen to follow him. Jesus asks us the same question daily. (Matthew 16:13-20)

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17
Aug
2014

“Coming Out To God” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - August 17, 2014

We might think we are hiding our faults, flaws, and shadows, but God knows already. Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian uses the story of Joseph revealing himself to his brothers to urge us to confront our own need to "come out to God." (Genesis 45:1-15)

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5
Aug
2014

“And all ate and were filled” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - August 3, 2014

What would God's economy look like? Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian explores this question through the lens of the Feeding of the Multitudes in her sermon, "And all ate and were filled" (Matthew 14:13-21).

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28
Jul
2014

“The kingdom of heaven is like…” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - July 27, 2014

Returning from our 3 week summer break, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian explores Jesus's use of metaphorical language in his teaching about the kingdom of heaven. What is the kingdom of heaven like for you? (Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52)

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30
Jun
2014

“Living the Welcome” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - June 29, 2014

When we widen our hearts to welcome in people, we risk the hurt caused when those people depart our lives. Pastor Andrea counsels us to welcome all, despite the risk of hurt. (Matthew 10:40-42)

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