4th Sunday after Pentecost

by West Epping UCA

Matthew 10:5-14, 40-42 During this time of Covid-19, I have been reflecting on what it means to be welcoming and hospitable.  I have been asking, how do we do this when we are not physically gathering and are unable to share a meal with each other?  It is a question that many churches are asking […]

3rd Sunday after Pentecost

by West Epping UCA

Matthew 10:24-39       Rev Tammy Hollands On Thursday I had an ecumenical lunch and it is the first time back to a restaurant since the Covid-19 lockdown.  It was lovely to have a menu put in front of me and I could pick what I wanted and have it served up to me on a […]

2nd Sunday after Pentecost

by West Epping UCA

Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7 I have a great admiration for people who can speak more than one language and those who try to learn a second language.  I have never been very good at languages.  I find pronouncing words and sounds from other languages very difficult, especially languages that roll their “R”s or have guttural sounds. […]

Trinity Sunday ~ Matthew 18:16-20

by West Epping UCA

Rev Tammy Hollands This Sunday is Trinity Sunday or as I like to refer to “heresy Sunday”.  It is unusual when compared to other days in the Christian calendar as it is the only day church celebrates a doctrine not an event or a person.  And what a doctrine!  There are multiple analogies to try […]

Pentecost Sunday, Acts 2:1-21 and 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

by West Epping UCA

Rev Tammy Hollands I came across a post on Facebook this week that said something like: If this, Corona virus, were happening to the ancient Israelites we’d be stuck with an annual holiday where we’d have to stay inside for 50 days. Happy Koronakah!  Such a festival might look like this: Families gather over Zoom […]

Easter 6A John 14:15-21

by Tammy Hollands

Why can’t you always be good?”  These were my words, a few years back, directed at one of my children after they did or said something particularly helpful or nice.  I don’t remember the details of what made me say it but I do remember the response. “I try to be good all the time, […]

John 14:1-14

by Tammy Hollands

This Sundays’ Gospel reading is a popular one at funerals and with good reason since in this reading we hear Jesus’ words of comfort to the disciples as he prepares his disciples to say goodbye to him.  It comes after Jesus washed the disciples’ feet and has instructed them that they also should wash other’s […]

Abundant Life

by Tammy Hollands

St. Augustine of Hippo in his book Confessions says “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” We have been made to be in relationship with the God who made us and we are restless searching for meaning and purpose.  Searching for a way to […]

Holy Week 2020

by Tammy Hollands

During holy week there are additional opportunities for worship online. These can be accessed at the following locaitons Youtube Live at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNf7ULm92n4lwV43xXykEWA Zoom By telephone You can find more instructions on how to access these services on the worship us page – BUT note that the meeting ID and links may be different. Palm Sunday […]