16
Jan
2017

“Voices of Faith, Voices of Justice” - - Special Message - - January 15, 2017

In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we lift up a few of the modern day prophets who work for justice, fueld by their faith. In this co-preached sermon, the words of Rev. Traci Blackmon, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III are shared alongside a scriptural response, tying together today's calls for justice with the voice of ancient scipture. 

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9
Jan
2017

“Following Yonder Star” - - Rev. Mereschuk - - January 8, 2017

On this Epiphany Sunday, Acting Pastor Rev. Chris Mereschuk explores how the story of the Magi can point us along our own journeys (Matthew 2:1-12). 

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1
Jan
2017

“Inscribed On My Heart” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - January 1, 2017

On Sunday, January 1, 2017 The Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian preached her final sermon as the Senior Pastor of Haydenville Congregational Church. Reflecting on some cherished memories and lessons learned, Pastor Andrea pointed us toward the words of the prophet Isaiah in her message, "Inscribed On My Heart." 

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19
Dec
2016

“You still love me.” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - December 18, 2016

On the Fourth Sunday of Advent, we light the "love" candle. What is the difference between human love and God's love? Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian explores this question in her sermon, "You still love me." (I Corinthians 13:1-8, 13)

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28
Nov
2016

“Dawn Over the River” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - November 27, 2016

For the First Sunday of Advent, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian recounts her recent journey with "Monte's March," calling upon us to remember that while we are not obligated to complete a monumental task, we are not released from doing our part. (Isaiah 2:1-5)

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21
Nov
2016

“Pause, Breathe, Consider” - - Rev. Mereschuk - - November 20, 2016

Many of us are carrying a great amount of anxiety and a sense of urgency, and it can be hard to slow down. But slowing down - - pausing, breathing - - can help sustain us and refocus us so that we can attend to self-care and increase our resilience. Associate Pastor Rev. Chris Mereschuk offers Psalm 46 as an anicent guide to self-care in his sermon, "Pause, Breathe, Consider." 

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14
Nov
2016

“Not Your Job” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - November 13, 2016

Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian offers two distinct yet related messages on our Stewardship Sunday. First, she enocurages us to examine where and how we can put our time and talent into building and supporting our Beloved Community - - and how it is essential to not over-extend ourselves. Second, Pastor Andrea invites reflections from the congregation on the presdiential election. Included in this podcast are Pastor Andrea's own reflections and her invitation, and not the responses of the congregation. Pastor Andrea encourages us to allow of the full spectrum of emotions and actions: "Mourn, Resist, Organize, Defend, Pray." And then we repeat. 

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7
Nov
2016

“Sheltering and Joyful Guardians” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - November 6, 2016

As we celebrate All Saints Day and the Sacrament of Communion, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian calls to remember the Saints in our lives and invites us to join with them around the Communion Table. 

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31
Oct
2016

“I never said that” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - October 30, 2016

We often think we know what Jesus said and what is in the Bible - - but how do we know for certain? Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian examines the Beatitudes in Luke (6:20-31), contemplating some hard messages written in Jesus's name. 

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17
Oct
2016

“Becoming a Widow” - - Rev. Mereschuk - - October 16, 2016

Scripture teaches us that God carries a special place in their heart for widows - - protecting and seeking justice for widows. Jesus often elevates the widow to the level of unlikely hero. In "The Parable of the Unjust Judge and the Persistent Widow," (Luke 18:1-8), Jesus portrays the widow as a model for our faithful and relentless cries for justice. 

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