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I want to read you a letter from a nine-year-old boy:                                            “Dear NASA,             My name is Jack Davis and I would like to apply for the planetary protection officer job.              I may be nine, but I think I would be fit for the job. […]

Sermon: Born to Serve



by Frank Campagna After purchasing the old church in Stockbridge Mass which once housed the infamous Alice’s Restaurant and turning it into a rescue mission of sorts, providing food, clothing, job training, counseling to anyone who needed it, Arlo Guthrie (son of the famous Woodie Guthrie) was asked by a […]

Sermon: A Compass and a Flashlight



As I’ve gone about my travels, I’ve been asking people if they have any special plans for the holiday season. And there’s been common theme: “We’re going home for Christmas.” Or “All the kids are coming home to celebrate with us this year; it’s going to be a full house!” […]

Sermon: Homecoming Christmas


            I’ve never met a soul who didn’t love Christmas music!             Shortly after Thanksgiving (or even before) we start to hear those familiar holiday songs on the radio, piped over loud speakers, in stores and doctor’s offices and – well – “everywhere we go”: “I’m Dreaming of a White […]

Sermon: Mary’s Song


When I first started preaching I always thought it was so odd for the common lectionary to begin Advent – every year – with Jesus prophesying the Apocalypse. “What kind of a way is this to begin our journey to the manger?” I’d ask myself. It’s definitely not something you’d […]

Sermon: Apocalyptic Advent