Community Church of Chesterland (UCC)
Jan 27, 2019 The White Moderate

Jan 27, 2019 The White Moderate

January 27, 2019

Today's modern lesson is from the Broadway play Raisin in the Sun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NMOnxJsFq8

and the sermon is a reflection on Mathew 4:1-11 (The story of the Temptation of Jesus by Satan) as well as a quote from Dr. King's "Letter from the Birmingham Jail"

Jan 14, 2019 Muddy Waters

Jan 14, 2019 Muddy Waters

January 14, 2019

This sermon kick's off CCC's 200th anniversary year of celebration.  It was a mostly musical service of 19th century period music.  There were two videos we played of modern music, but which stories are set in this period.  They are both very powerful and I hope you take a listen or watch them.... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTTG8beemxQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVrTf5yOW5s

Jan 6, 2019 Peter Pan & The Lost Boys
Dec 30, 2018 Who’s In & Who’s Left Out

Dec 30, 2018 Who’s In & Who’s Left Out

December 30, 2018

In this season of Christmas, we encounter a surprising genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew.  There are four Kings in the line of David who are not included, and four women, plus Mary, who are.  Who is included and who is left out of the story of Jesus' lineage tells us a lot about who the gospel writer understood Jesus to be.  Also, taking the time to read the stories of the four kings and four women, to discover what about them might have gotten them excluded or included in Jesus' genealogy is a great metaphor for slowing down in the Christmas season to reflect on the nature of who Jesus is.  Instead of rushing to the birth story, instead of skipping ahead to the three wise men, we are invited to explore the stories of these eight people who make this genealogy unusual.  Their stories help us to understand the story of Jesus.   Merry Christmas.  Rev. Jason

A reading from Matthew 1:1-17.

Dec 24, 2018 When The Story Changes

Dec 24, 2018 When The Story Changes

December 24, 2018

What happens when the story we have come to know so well, the one we expect and think can't help but end the way it has always ended--changes? 

Dec 23, 2018 A Surpring Love
Dec 16, 2018 A Daffodil Bent In the Snow

Dec 16, 2018 A Daffodil Bent In the Snow

December 16, 2018

Today's scripture is taken from Isaiah 42:1-8 & Matthew 12:15-21

Dec 9, 2018 Invitation to the Table
Nov 18, 2018 A Reckless Love

Nov 18, 2018 A Reckless Love

November 18, 2018

2 Kings 5:1-15a                                         

Matthew 8: 2-3                                                

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLFEvHWD_NE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCBd8yxeODc&t=74s

Nov 11, 2018.  A City on a Hill