9/4/16 Podcast: “The Undercover Boss” — guest preacher, Rev. J.C. Pritchett

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9/4/16
Dana Cosper, Liturgist
Colossians 3:23-24
The Undercover Boss — guest preacher, Rev. J.C. Pritchett, pastor Faith Church St. Petersburg


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Podcast: 8/28/16 — “Conclusion of sermon series on nature” — Rev. Wells

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8/28/16
Conclusion of sermon series on nature — Rev. Kim Wells


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Podcast: 8/21/16 — “Shark Encounters” — Rev. Wells

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8/21/16
Lucille Ruga, Liturgist
Matthew 5:43-48 and Romans 12:14-21
Shark Encounters Rev. Kim Wells


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Podcast: 8/14/16 — “Building” — Rev. Emily Bell, guest preacher

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8/14/16
Sue Sherwood, Liturgist
Genesis 1:20-23 and Luke 6:46-49
Building — Rev. Emily Bell, guest preacher


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Podcast: 8/7/16 — “The Privilege of Privilege” — guest preacher, Rev. J.C. Pritchett, pastor Faith Church St. Petersburg

Screenshot 2016-08-08 18.41.26 copy8/7/16 — “The Privilege of Privilege” — guest preacher, Rev. J.C. Pritchett, pastor Faith Church St. Petersburg — Exodus 2:5-10 — delivered at Lakewood UCC, St. Petersburg, FL — the recording begins with the scripture read by Jim Andrews, Liturgist


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Podcast: 7/31/16 — “Christianity and Culture” — Rev. Kim Wells

Screenshot 2016-08-08 18.41.26 copySermon Podcast: 7/31/16 — “Christianity and Culture” — Rev. Kim Wells — Romans 14:13-17 — Lakewood UCC, St. Petersburg, FL

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Podcast: 7/24/16 — “Intelligent Life” — Rev. Kim Wells

Screenshot 2016-08-08 18.41.26 copySermon Podcast: 7/24/16 — “Intelligent Life” — Rev. Kim Wells — Luke 10:25-37 — Lakewood UCC, St. Petersburg, FL

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Podcast: 7/17/16 — “The Harvest” — Rev. Kim Wells

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Sermon Podcast: 7/17/16 — “The Harvest” — Rev. Kim Wells — Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

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Podcast: 7/10/16 — “Remembering” — Rev. Kim Wells

Screenshot 2016-08-08 18.41.26 copySermon Podcast: 7/10/16 — “Remembering” — Rev. Kim Wells — Genesis 6:5-9:17

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Podcast: 2016-07-03 “Learning from the Bison”–Rev. Kim Wells

Screenshot 2016-08-08 18.41.26 copyAnother of our new EZ play podcasts! No downloading! Just click and play! Try it! Just click on the little orange circle with the white arrow in it. Only one click and it plays! All our streamable podcasts are at https://soundcloud.com/luccpodcastss — please tell your friends who might enjoy listening! Keep checking back, more and more will be added each week.

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Podcast backlog

god-is-still-speakingThere is an immense backlog of podcasts from before the move to Soundcloud with it’s EZ play audio streaming. As this backlog is slowly being added, four guest speakers from 2015 and 2016 are featured: Dr. Forrest Harris, Sr., Adrien Helm, Rev. Victoria Long, and Claire Stiles, Ph.D. Each is featured in a separate post following this one. The backlog of sermons from Rev. Kim Wells, pastor of Lakewood UCC, will continue in a few days.

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Dr. Forrest Harris, Sr. guest preacher

guest_preacher copySunday Feb. 7, Dr. Forrest Harris, Sr., President of the American Baptist College, Nashville, TN, Associate Professor in the practice of ministry at Vanderbilt University and Director of the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies preached at Lakewood UCC. It was an honor to have this church leader, inspiring visionary, and teacher in our midst.
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The recording begins with Rev. Wells reading the scripture, followed by Dr. Harris’ sermon.

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Sermon Podcast: Adrien Helm, guest preacher, December 27th, 2015

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The recording begins with Adrien Helm giving the children’s sermon, followed by Liturgist, Jim Andrews, reading Micah: 6:8; Matthew 5:21-26, 43-48; 10:16, followed by Adrien Helm’s sermon, “Blessed Are the Peacemakers;” One Blessed Life.

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Following, are links referenced in the sermon:

  • The link to the Peace Pilgrim Home Page.
  • A link to download a PDF of Steve Leeper speech.
  • The following are Helm filmed segments of some highlights of the three weeks of the International Peace Walk:

  • A documentary that was shown in movie theaters the USSR in the years following the walk:

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11/8/15 Sermon Podcast

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The recording begins with Liturgist, Jean Johnson, reading the scripture, followed by Rev. Well’s sermon.

To listen, right-click HERE and select the save link option and play the downloaded file with your computer’s media player. If you have a one-button mouse (on a Mac), press and hold the “Control” key and click the link and select the save link option.

 

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11/1/15 Sermon Podcast

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The recording begins with Liturgist, Jean Johnson, reading the scripture, followed by Rev. Well’s sermon.

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11/22/15 Sermon Podcast

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The recording begins with Liturgist, Jean Johnson, reading the scripture, followed by Rev. Well’s sermon.

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Making A Difference by Confronting Racism Through Sacred Conversations on Race by Patti Cooksey

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Led by Claire Stiles and Pastor Kim, a group of beloved brothers and sisters in Christ tbe2piccame together each week for 5 weeks to study and respond to “A Pastoral Letter on Racism from the UCC.” This letter acknowledges that racism remains “a wound in the heart of our nation and cannot be washed away or treated carelessly.” The word conversation emerges throughout this letter and challenges us, as members of the United Christ, to open our hearts and minds in a dialogue of faith, truth, understanding, love, compassion, forgiveness. In doing so we can “find the courage to raise our voices for justice and make America and the church all that they out to be.”

One of the initial articles our group read, taken from the Washington Post, was entitledAcross America whites are biased and don’t even know it.”

This may or may not have come as a surprise for some of us, but one thing was for certain, our conversations were deeply sincere as we shared experiences, observations, and responses. We all recognized or came to recognize that racism remains in our lives, in our communities, in our churches and in our institutions, such as our schools and the criminal justice system.

During our conversations, Pastor Kim gave us a history of the United Church of Christ and its early and continuous role in challenging racism. Bill Parsons along with other long time members shared action steps and events LUCC took in making LUCC an active community leader in racial justice, inclusion, and healing.

Our group engaged in a white privilege walk that led to a conversation on white freedom—the freedom to move around. This activity was especially revealing to me as I reflected on this quote from Peggy McIntosh’s article: “My schooling gave me no training in seeing myself as an oppressor, as unfairly advantaged person, or as a participant in a damaged culture.” I had always seen myself as kind, compassionate and guided by a heart filled with hope and seeking justice.

In each meeting, our conversations continued with prayerful hearts, and sometimes a sprinkle of needed humor. The clock became our only challenge– and it also a reminder that the conversation cannot easily be silenced, nor can it end.

From this dialogue we each came away with a renewed understanding and faith. We also came away with a new energy and voice.

These are some action words taken from the final meeting: Listen, Give, Explore, Engage, Speak, Forgive, Compassion, Encourage, Partner, Write, Work, Invite. To these words I add: “Imagine Justice.”

The words and initiatives taken from our final Sacred Conversation lead us to a quote from the UCC literature: “Understand that this conversation is not a one-time event, but a continuing journey.”

In closing, and in offering a collaborative voice for our discussion group, I offer these words from the Rev. MLK, Jr. that were printed in our material: “Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.”

As members of LUCC, we can connect this to a line our closing song from each meeting and a closing song from our worship: “Weave us together in unity and love.” This song and the experience in sharing sacred conversations define us as members of LUCC who will continue the journey and will continue to reach out to each other in unity and love.

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8/2/15 Sermon Podcast

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The recording begins with Liturgist, Jean Johnson, reading the scripture, followed by Rev. Well’s sermon.

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10/18/15 Sermon Podcast

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The recording begins with Liturgist, Colleen Coughenour, reading the scripture, followed by Rev. Well’s sermon.

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10/4/15 Sermon Podcast

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The recording begins with Liturgist, Christy Martin, reading the scripture, followed by Rev. Well’s sermon.

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9/25/15 Sermon Podcast

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The recording begins with Liturgist, Charlie Lewis, reading the scripture, followed by Rev. Well’s sermon.

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09/06/15 Sermon Podcast, guest preacher, Rev. Victoria Long

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The recording begins with Liturgist, Denise Williams, reading the scripture, followed by Rev. Victoria Long’s sermon, “Does this mean Mr. Yacobowski too?”.

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08/30/15 Sermon Podcast

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The recording begins with Liturgist, Colleen Coughenour, reading the scripture, followed by Rev. Well’s sermon.

To listen, right-click HERE and select the save link option and play the downloaded file with your computer’s media player. If you have a one-button mouse (on a Mac), press and hold the “Control” key and click the link and select the save link option.

 
 
 

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