Sunday worship in the sanctuary


Preacher: Rev. Stephen Kendrick
Date: September 25, 2016

Stephen writes..."I once read that the topic most avoided by ministers in their sermons was that of money. I disagreed. I think we avoid sex even more. Which is really odd, because if you eliminate money and sexuality, you have a significantly smaller segment of human life to talk about! But before everyone gets too hot under the collar (or anywhere else), I hasten to add that this Sunday's sermon will be looking at sex through the eyes of our forebears, in the context of this year's Historic Boston's Charter Day Interfaith celebration. Have you ever wondered why same-sex marriage happened in Massachusetts first? Have you ever wondered why divorce rates are lower in liberal (and mostly Roman Catholic) Massachusetts than evangelical Mississippi? Have you ever wondered why the Puritans had such a dim view of sexuality--or did they? My friends, I have the answers to these and other questions, which are not really historical, but about the way we live our lives today...We were born with bodies, and we bear these bodies, and live and move and love through them, until the day we die. Our religion need to be more comfortable and connected to the "relations" we are blessed to have as we live along side other souls in other bodies. Spirituality and sex are deeply connected, and Lo and Behold, our Mass Bay mothers and fathers knew that well. See you on Sunday!"

2016 Sermons

Date Speaker Title
Sep 25 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "Having Relations"
Sep 18 2016 All Ministers "For All that is Our Life"
Sep 11 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "Sitting at the Banquet of Consequences"
Sep 4 2016 Matt Meyer "Love the Hell out of this World"
Aug 28 2016 Peter Banos "Completely Different"
Aug 21 2016 Liz Weber "24-Hour Grace"
Aug 14 2016 Katie McQuage-Loukas "Sacred Hospitality"
Aug 7 2016 Rev. Richard Trudeau "Thinking About God"
Jul 31 2016 Rev. John Burciaga "You Don't Know Henry"
Jul 24 2016 Aisha Ansano "Learning to Craft Community"
Jul 17 2016 Natalie Malter "Sacred Stargazing"
Jul 10 2016 Rosemary Kean "Race Solidarity: Moving from White Oblivion to Awareness"
Jul 3 2016 H. Constance Hill "Awakening to Joy"
Jun 26 2016 Corey Spaley "The Consolation of Poetry"
Jun 19 2016 Rev. Tim House "Let Go and Keep Pedaling"
Jun 12 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "The Promise"
Jun 5 2016 Sam Teitel "This Is Where I Came To Live"
May 29 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "Doing People Work"
May 22 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "Are You Born?"
May 15 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "Five Smooth Stones"
May 8 2016 Rev. Tim House "Promises, Promises"
May 1 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "Hidden Harbors"
Apr 24 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "Who's Team Are You On?"
Apr 17 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "Heading Home"
Apr 10 2016 Sam Teitel "To Beat The Devil"
Apr 3 2016 Rev. Tim House Music Sunday
Mar 27 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "Brief Beauty"
Mar 20 2016 Rev. Kate Braestrup "Teach the Children Well"
Mar 13 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "The Natural Way"
Mar 6 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "The Two Angers"
Feb 28 2016 Rev. Kate Braestrup "Healing Like Jesus"
Feb 21 2016 Yakir Englander Guest Preacher
Feb 14 2016 Sam Teitel "I Believe in Love (Help My Unbelief)"
Feb 7 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "A Near Myth"
Jan 31 2016 A Winter Musicale
Jan 24 2016 "Rev. Stephen Kendrick "The Dream of Peace"
Jan 17 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "The Call"
Jan 10 2016 Rev. Stephen Kendrick "It is Always a Hopeful Time"
Jan 3 2016 Revs. Stephen Kendrick & Tim House Question Box Sermon