Sermon: From Everlasting to Everlasting

This sermon was preached on November 12, 2017. The scripture for this sermon is II Kings 4:8-37. When I was in my early twenties, there was a season when I found myself In Between. I was living in a different city for a year, grieving a relationship that had ended,...

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Sermon: What We Ask of Each Other

This sermon was preached on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The scripture for this sermon is Esther 2:5-11. The story of Esther’s rise to power begins when Queen Vahsti says No. Once upon a time in a far away kingdom, a great banquet had taken over the palace —all you can...

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Sermon: The Work of Her Hands

October 8, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Exodus 2:1-10   The Work of Her Hands (fourth in the series Choosing Family)   Today we’re continuing the fall series called Choosing Family by hearing the story of baby Moses and the women who...

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Sermon: Who Else is Hungry

October 1, 2017 (World Communion + Blessing of Deacons & Parish Nurses) Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield I Corinthians 11:17-34   Who Else Is Hungry? (third in the series Choosing Family)   If you are visiting Church of Peace this...

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Sermon: Hearing Ourselves Ask, “Who Are You?”

September 24, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Genesis 25:19-34   Hearing Ourselves Ask, “Who Are You?” (second in the series Choosing Family)   About ten years ago, I attended a wedding. In her toast, one of the bride’s moms made this...

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Sermon: Not Quite Fifteen Minutes (Rally Sunday)

September 10, 2017 —Rally Sunday Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield (guest speaker, Rhoda) Acts 12:1-19   Not Quite Fifteen Minutes   Oh my dear people! How sweetly splendid is it that you invited me to come and talk on Rally Day. I love this!...

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Sermon: Part One: Taking A Stand

September 3, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Romans 16   Part One: Taking A Stand (ninth in the series Church and State)   All summer, our sermon series has explored the dicey and dynamic relationship between church and state. We’ve...

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Sermon: But The Next Day…

  August 20, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Matthew 20:1-15, Romans 9:14-26   But The Next Day… (seventh in the series Church and State)   Today we’ve heard two scriptures that hurl at us the same promise: God is not fair. If you...

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Sermon: In Trouble

August 27, 2017 Church of Peace, UCC Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Romans13:1-10   In Trouble (eighth in the series Church and State)   Today we’re continuing the summer series on Church and State by hearing an excerpt from Paul’s letter to the Romans which...

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Labor Day Parade – Sept 4

Labor Day Parade – Sept 4

Join the members and friends of Church of Peace as we march in Rock Island’s annual Labor Day Parade. This year’s theme is “Sing! Rock Island.” Staging will take place between 8:30 and 9:30 am. Contact the church for the lo-...

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