Sunday, May 28, 2017

Bix Comes Across the River to the Church of Peace

The sounds of Dixieland music get everyone’s toes tapping to the beat at the Church of Peace in Rock Island, Illinois.  Everyone is welcome to attend the church’s 15th annual Dixieland Jazz Service on Sunday, August 2 at 10:30 a.m. with a Dixieland band and singers.  The service includes performances of traditional favorites, such as […]

Sermon: Watching the Weeds

July 26, 2015 Church of Peace, United Church of Christ Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Ezekiel 31:1-11, Mark 4:26-32 Watching the Weeds Years ago during my internship as a hospital chaplain, I was paged to come to the lobby to meet a family and go with them to the morgue to see a man who had died. […]

Sermon Preview: June 26

If only Jesus had compared the kingdom of God to a tall, magnificent tree! Who doesn’t love a tall, magnificent tree? Instead, the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed which grows into an invasive species. Join us for worship at 10:30am on Sunday when our summer series “In the Garden” continues with a […]

Sermon: But We Could Lose Everything!

July 19, 2015 Church of Peace, United Church of Christ Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield I Kings 17:1-16 But We Could Lose Everything! We love to tell the stories of a little that becomes a lot. Having a little of something important is dicey. Having nothing is one problem; having enough or more than enough hardly seems […]

Sermon Preview: July 19

We all love the stories where a little bit turns into a lot. But what happens if a little bit runs out? Then what? Join us for worship at 10:30am on Sunday when we’ll hear the story of the widow of Zarephath who keeps finding herself in this holy place of Then what? In this […]

Sermon: Listen to the Lovesick Soul

July 12, 2015 Church of Peace, United Church of Christ Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Ruth 2:14-23, Song of Songs 2:1-7 Listen to the Lovesick Soul A few weeks ago on Friday June twenty-sixth, I was in Cleveland for General Synod, the national gathering of the United Church of Christ. This was an emotionally charged day for […]

Sermon: Dedicated Dreams

July 5, 2015: Dedicated Dreams Church of Peace, United Church of Christ Rev. Mariah Marlin-Warfield Isaiah 25:6-9, Isaiah 28:23-29 Church of Peace One hundred and twenty years ago today, on July fifth, eighteen ninety-five, Rev. PCF Off arrived in Rock Island. You’ve probably heard what happened. He tried to organize a church, he reached out […]