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Bluegrass United Church of Christ

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Bluegrass United Church of Christ is a congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. We see the value and worth of all God's creation and practice our understanding of God's love toward everyone that "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."

Bluegrass United Church of Christ is a congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. We see the value and worth of all God's creation and practice our understanding of God's love toward everyone that "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."

Location:

United States

Description:

Bluegrass United Church of Christ is a congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. We see the value and worth of all God's creation and practice our understanding of God's love toward everyone that "No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."

Language:

English

Contact:

859-287-2827


Episodes

February 9, 2020 Just a Sprinkle Here and a Glimmer There by Pastor Pam Lee-Miller

2/9/2020
Reading: Matthew 5: 13-16-48 Sermon Title: Just a Sprinkle Here and a Glimmer There Pastor Pam Lee-Miller When believers are challenged to be difference-makers by allowing ourselves to be a mechanism for God's flavor and aura in the world, we are often reminded of the example Jesus gave of salt and light. Today, we are reminded again through a poignant message of challenge and encouragement We would love to have you join us for a Sunday morning service. We gather at 10:00 AM at 500 Don Anna...

Duration:00:20:24

February 02, 2020 A Hem And A Prayer by Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles

2/8/2020
Reading: Luke 8: 40-48 Sermon Title: A Hem and a Prayer Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles Jesus did so much of his good work and ministry on the way to doing good work and ministry. That was the case when a woman, desperate with a years-long illness, pressed through the crowd in an act of incredible faith to touch the hem of his garment. What happened next was as powerful as it was beautiful. We would love to have you join us for a Sunday morning service. We gather at 10:00 AM at 500 Don Anna...

Duration:00:20:20

January 26, 2020 Dance? Fish? Surely There's Something! by Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles

1/30/2020
Reading: Matthew 4: 12 - 23 Sermon Title: Dance? Fish? Surely, there’s Something! Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles When Jesus called his disciples into service he knew the kind of people he'd be working with. He knew their strengths, weaknesses, fears and skills. When he called the brothers James and John, he knew them as skilled fishermen. He knows us too... our strengths, weaknesses, fears and skills... and he calls us to be fishers of souls. We would love to have you join us for a Sunday...

Duration:00:20:20

January 19, 2020 Me Too! From The Inside Out by Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles

1/20/2020
Reading: Galatian 3: 28 Sermon Title: Me Too! From the Inside Out Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles When the story of Bluegrass United Church of Christ is told, it will include the very special moment when two congregations, one predominantly white and progressive in its theology, the other entirely African-American and holding firmly to a much more conservative views, came together to form a united congregation committed to doing justice as it preached and lived out the Gospel. It was the kind...

Duration:00:16:00

January 13 2020 Stepping Into the Binding Water With Jesus by Pastor Pam Lee-Miller

1/13/2020
Reading: Luke 3: 15-16, 21-22 Sermon Title: Stepping into the Binding Water with Jesus Pastor Pam Lee-Miller It's a new day, a new year, a new decade! We go into this new season and new opportunities believing that it's possible to realize our dreams. Our new We're calling our 2020 Epiphany series "Living Into The Dream" because we believe God has something remarkable to dream into. Today, Pastor Pam Lee-Miller takes us into the sacred water of baptism in an inspiring and encouraging way. We...

Duration:00:17:55

January 5, 2020 Crossroads by Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles

1/12/2020
Reading: Matthew 2: 1-12 Sermon Title: Crossroads Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles It's a new day, a new year, a new decade! We go into this new season and new opportunities believing that it's possible to realize our dreams. Our new We're calling our 2020 Epiphany series "Living Into The Dream" because we believe God has something remarkable to dream into. We would love to have you join us for a Sunday morning service. We gather at 10:00 AM at 500 Don Anna Drive in Lexington, Kentucky. You...

Duration:00:18:13

December 29, 2019 Through It All by Pastor Kenny Bishop

12/30/2019
Reading: Romans 8: 24-25 Sermon Title: Through it All Pastor Kenny Bishop As the year and the decade come to a close, we settle for a moment to give thought to the opportunities that lay ahead of us, and the voices that we may allow ourselves to hear in the days ahead. We are reminded that we often hear from God not just through the pages of the bible, but more often than not, in the voices, sounds and experiences that are unexpected. And through it all, we are assured of God's presence with...

Duration:00:20:53

December 24, 2019 Christmas Eve

12/30/2019
We would love to have you join us for a Sunday morning service. We gather at 10:00 AM at 500 Don Anna Drive in Lexington, Kentucky. You can learn more about us at www.bluegrasschurch.org and find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at bluegrassucc.

Duration:00:12:47

December 22, 2019 With Us by Pastor Pam Lee Miller

12/23/2019
Reading: Isaiah 7: 13-15 and Matthew 1: 18-25 Sermon Title: With Us Pastor Pam Lee Miller The beloved song "Joy to the World" was written 300 years ago this year. Our 2019 Advent Series is based on the classic Christmas hymn, and this first sermon of the series explores the blessing of sharing unabashed joy. Pastor Pam reminds us of our commitment as faithful believers to the calling of being peace in our own lives and in our larger world. We would love to have you join us for a Sunday...

Duration:00:19:47

December 15, 2019 A Rose by Pastor Kenny Bishop

12/17/2019
Reading: Isaiah 35: 1-10 and Luke 1: 46b-55 Sermon Title: A Rose Pastor Kenny Bishop The beloved song "Joy to the World" was written 300 years ago this year. Our 2019 Advent Series is based on the classic Christmas hymn, and this first sermon of the series explores the blessing of sharing unabashed joy. Pastor Kenny reminds us of our commitment as faithful believers to the calling of being joy in our own lives and in our larger world. We would love to have you join us for a Sunday morning...

Duration:00:19:53

December 8, 2019 The "A" List by Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles

12/17/2019
Reading: Isaiah 2: 1-5 & Romans 13: 11-14 Sermon Title: The "A" Life Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles The beloved song "Joy to the World" was written 300 years ago this year. Our 2019 Advent Series is based on the classic Christmas hymn, and this second sermon of the series explores the blessing of sharing loving joy. Pastor Marsha reminds us of our commitment as faithful believers to the calling of being joy in our own lives and in our larger world. We would love to have you join us for a...

Duration:00:20:50

December 1, 2019 Life Is... by Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles

12/1/2019
Reading: Isaiah 2: 1-5 & Romans 13: 11-14 Sermon Title: Life Is... Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles The beloved song "Joy to the World" was written 300 years ago this year. Our 2019 Advent Series is based on the classic Christmas hymn, and this first sermon of the series explores the joy sharing joy. Pastor Marsha reminds us of our commitment as faithful believers to the calling of being joy in our own lives and in our larger world. We would love to have you join us for a Sunday morning...

Duration:00:21:30

November 24, 2019 They've Been Here by Kenny & Mason Bishop

11/25/2019
Reading: Matthew 6: 28-30 Sermon Title: They've Been Here Pastor Kenny & Mason Bishop November is Native American Heritage Month. The First People lived here, hunted here, cared for the land, raised their families and worshipped here. Mason Bishop is a member of the Acoma Tribe of the Pueblo Nation, and a student of Environmental Science and Environmental Justice with an emphasis on how to blend Indigenous knowledge with western science through decolonization and rematriation. Today, he...

Duration:00:29:07

November 17, 2019 Wrestling With God In The Dark by Pastor Pam Lee-Miller

11/17/2019
Reading: Genesis 32: 22-31 Sermon Title: Wrestling With God in the Dark Pastor Pam Lee-Miller Sometimes doing the right thing, the work of God means meeting the task head-on. Sometimes it even means wrestling with God. In today's sermon, Pastor Pam Lee-Miller takes us back to the struggle between two brothers who fought it out, even while accomplishing God's plan for their lives and the world. We would love to have you join us for a Sunday morning service. We gather at 10:00 AM at 500 Don...

Duration:00:20:08

November 10, 2019 Thankful Action by Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles

11/11/2019
Reading: Amos 5: 18-24 Sermon Title: Thankful Action Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles In the month of Thanksgiving we take the time to give thanks to God for opportunities... opportunities to love, to believe, to give and to serve. In this powerful service, Pastor Marsha challenges us to step out of what we know best, our comfort zones, to imagine those opportunities and the ways the world will know God better when we take advantage of them. We would love to have you join us for a Sunday...

Duration:00:23:49

October 27, 2019 Riding Out the Storm with Jesus by Pastor Pam Lee-Miller

10/29/2019
Reading: Mark 4: 35-41 Sermon Title: Riding Out the Storm With Jesus Pastor Pam Lee-Miller Everyone faces storms in their life. They come in the form of personal issues; sometimes it's a health-related storm, or emotional, financial, or even about a relationship. Sometimes we endure it all alone, but Jesus extends the invitation to ride along with us. The storm is still there, but with Jesus, we have the assurance that God is aware, and hope is assured. Join Pastor Pam for this encouraging...

Duration:00:26:12

October 20, 2019 A New Favorite Color by Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles

10/21/2019
Reading: Psalm 25: 1-5 Sermon Title: A New Favorite Color Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles Issues that some believe are simple to explain, black and white, are often much more nuanced and complicated. Even while some churches and pastors preach a gospel of "hard truths," we believe that God sees our world for what it is, shade after shade of color. We would love to have you join us for a Sunday morning service. We gather at 10:00 AM at 500 Don Anna Drive in Lexington, Kentucky. You can learn...

Duration:00:36:23

October 13, 2019 Surprise by Pastor Kenny Bishop

10/16/2019
Reading: Mark 16: 1-8 Sermon Title: Surprise! Pastor Kenny Bishop When the Mary's who came to the tomb after Jesus had been crucified, they were surprised to find the grave empty. Just like Jesus, we have the ability to make the lives of those we meet more meaningful, more powerful and even surprisingly wonderful. We would love to have you join us for a Sunday morning service. We gather at 10:00 AM at 500 Don Anna Drive in Lexington, Kentucky. You can learn more about us at...

Duration:00:17:15

October 6, 2019 Together We Can by Pastor Pam Lee-Miller

10/16/2019
Reading: Acts 4: 32-35 Sermon Title: Together We Can Pastor Pam Lee-Miller Sometimes we may feel that our small portion can't do much to make any kind of difference in the community. With this fourth sermon in our series, "It's a Wonder-Full Life," Pastor Pam reminds us that as a congregation, as a community, as a family, we can. And when we do, we offer hope and love and we're finding people to love and people to love us. This is the final sermon in our four-week series, "It's a Wonder-Full...

Duration:00:25:36

September 29, 2019 The Cost Of Hope by Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles

10/1/2019
Reading: 1 Timothy 6: 17-19 Sermon Title: The Cost of Hope Pastor Marsha J. Moors-Charles Some of the biggest scandals in America's history involved people who looked like they had it all together. Come to find out, they'd been living and succeeding off the hard-earned finances of others, and when that wealth was gone, their reputation was too. Marsha reminds us that in whatever way we may be rich, we should not be egotistical. This is the third sermon in our four-week series, "It's a...

Duration:00:27:14