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Join Pastors Jen and Jacob at Claremont United Church of Christ for sermons that are engaging, inspiring, and challenging. Claremont UCC is an open and affirming congregation that welcomes ALL people regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability.

Claremont United Church of Christ Pastors Jen and Jacob

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

Join Pastors Jen and Jacob at Claremont United Church of Christ for sermons that are engaging, inspiring, and challenging. Claremont UCC is an open and affirming congregation that welcomes ALL people regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability.

    • video
    Ghost Stories: The Witch of Endor

    Ghost Stories: The Witch of Endor

    In a moment of fear and panic, Saul goes to the Witch of Endor to find answers. But what causes us to demand certainty in the first place? Can we find peace amidst the uncertainty?

    • 19 min
    • video
    May Your Table Be a Playground

    May Your Table Be a Playground

    For World Communion Sunday, Pastor Laurel talks about how we are called to come to the table from a child's point of view. What does it look like when communion is playful?

    • 18 min
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    Wabi-Sabi: Accepting Impermanence

    Wabi-Sabi: Accepting Impermanence

    Finishing up our Wabi-Sabi sermon series, Pastor Jen considers how the brief lives of our animal companions helps us accept the impermanence of this world and find beauty in being present each day.

    • 12 min
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    Wabi-Sabi: What Kind of God Gets Crucified?

    Wabi-Sabi: What Kind of God Gets Crucified?

    Ancient Christians used to be slandered as donkey worshippers. The donkey was a symbol of foolishness and what could be more foolish than worshipping a God who died on a cross? Join Pastor Jacob as he teaches us how to embrace the foolish aspect of our faith

    • 19 min
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    Wabi-Sabi: We Are The People

    Wabi-Sabi: We Are The People

    Although King David’s abuse of power and assault of Bathsheba is extreme, his story reminds us that we all fall short of God’s dream for us. By acknowledging our sins and failures, we open ourselves up to new healing, transformation, and wholeness. Like the Japanese art of “kintsukuroi” in which cracked pottery is mended with golden lacquer to highlight rather than hide the flaws, our stories of overcoming our issues become beautiful testimonies to the life-changing power of our faith in God.

    • 20 min
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    Wabi-Sabi: No Excuse Will Do

    Wabi-Sabi: No Excuse Will Do

    In Exodus 4, God calls Moses to go to Egypt to rescue God's people. But, Moses has a few objections first. Sometimes we too have objections to the idea that God might have a calling for us in this world. Join God and Moses as they have a conversation about these objections and discover that God calls each of us, imperfections and all.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

rmzehm ,

Such a great change

Listening to these sermons during the week remind me what a progressive church body this is compared to other sermons I’ve listened to in the past. There’s such a relevant take to each sermon that doesn’t feel trite, and instead feels applicable to my everyday life.

sharpcommae ,

Perfect Reminder

Relevant sermons bring such a refreshing take on how the gospel is incorporated into our everyday lives. The inclusivity message from the church along with tying in real world events makes this the perfect reminder of how we incorporate God’s word into everything we do.

(765)w ,

Oh, I missed a Sunday!

I missed a Sunday at Claremont United Church of Christ because I really didn’t feel well and I wish I went anyway! I heard it was another fantastic service with everyone wearing red, confirmands that I knew sharing their faith statements, confetti cannons spreading the Holy Spirit upon all the children, AND another fabulous sermon! Thank goodness they use this podcast so I can catch up on at least one fabulous aspect of my missed day at church!

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