Community Church of Sebastopol

United Church of Christ

Come and Find the Quiet Center

1000 Gravenstein Hwy North           707.823.2484

On this page you will find the more recent sermons preached at our church, with the most recent listed first. For older sermons, check out the Archives.

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  • And read the associated Bible passages by clicking those links

2019 Sermons

Date Sermon Title Bible Text Pastor
September 15 Church of the Lost, Found By God
Audio - September 15
Luke 15: 1-10 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
September 8 Embracing Our Wannabe Status
Audio - September 8
Luke 14: 25-33 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
September 1 Why You Should Never Invite Jesus to Dinner
Audio - September 1
Luke 14:1, 7-14 Rev. Rachel Knuth
August 25 A Daughter of Abraham Stands Up Straight
Audio - August 25
Luke 13:10-17 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
August 18 Talk About the Weather
Audio - August 18
Luke 12:49-59 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
August 11 The Function of Freedom
Audio - August 11
Luke 12:32-40 Rev. Lacey Hunter
August 4 The Best Things Aren't Things
Audio - August 4
Luke 12:13-21 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
July 28 Guns: The American Idol
Audio - July 28
Luke 11:1-13 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
July 21 Women's Work
Audio - July 21
Luke 10:38-42 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
July 14 Who Is One of Us?
Audio - July 14
Luke 10:25-37 Rev. Brian Plaugher
July 7 Stomp Your Feet
Audio - July 7
Luke 10:1-11 Rev. Rachel Knuth
June 30 Testimonies from Mission Trip to Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota
Audio - June 30
  Sr. High Youth Mission Trip Participants
June 23 Clothed in Our Right Mind
Audio - June 23
Luke 8:26-39 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
June 16 The Non-Violent Gospel
Audio - June 16
Romans 5:1-5 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
June 9 Songs of the Spirit
No Audio Available
Acts 2:1-21 Rev. Brian Plaugher
June 2 Everywhere We Go
Audio - June 2
Luke 24:50-53 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
May 26 Not an Issue
Audio - May 26
Acts 16:9-15 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
May 19 Earth Renewed
Audio - May 19
Revelation 21:1-6 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
May 12 Eye-Opening Faith
Audio - May 12
Acts 9:36-43 Rev. Rachel Knuth
May 5 An Awkward Moment
Audio - May 5
Luke 24:36-43 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
Apr 28 Christ the Stranger
Audio - Apr 28
Luke 24:13-35 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
Apr 21 The First Witnesses
Audio - Apr 21
Luke 24:1-12 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
Apr 14 The Preacher Thinks About the Donkey
Audio - Apr 14
Luke 19:28-38 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
Apr 7 The Sabbath of the Skin
Audio - Apr 7
John 12:1-8 Rev. Rachel Knuth
Mar 31 Mercy for Those Still Far Off
Audio - Mar 31
Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
Mar 24 An Arms Open Embrace
Audio - Mar 24
Luke 13:6-9 Rev. Brian Plaugher
Mar 17 To Love What Is Mortal
Audio - Mar 17
Luke 13:31-35 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
Mar 10 Meanwhile, with the Beasts
Audio - Mar 10
Luke 4:1-15 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
Mar 3 On the Eighth Day of the Week
Audio - Mar 3
Luke 9:28-36 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
Feb 24 The Most Difficult Kind of Love
Audio - Feb 24
Luke 6:27-38 Emily Syal
Feb 17 Beatitude and Woeitude
Audio - Feb 17
Luke 6:17-26 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
Feb 10 The Evolution of Fishing
Audio - Feb 10
Luke 5:1-11 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
Feb 3 A Real Cliffhanger
Audio - Feb 3
Luke 4:21-30 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
Jan 27 How the Trouble Began
Audio - Jan 27
Luke 4:14-21 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
Jan 20 When the Wine Runs Out
Audio - Jan 20
John 2:1-11 Rev. Rachel Knuth
Jan 13 And Jesus Also
Audio - Jan 13
Luke 3:21-38 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent
Jan 6 For Birth of Death?
Audio - Jan 6
Matthew 2:1-12 Rev. Benjamin Broadbent


2018 Sermons

Date Sermon Title Bible Text Pastor
Dec 30 Being Where We Ought to Be
Audio - Dec 30
Luke 2:41-52 Rev. Brian Plaugher
Dec 23 Filling the Empty, Emptying the Full
Audio - Dec 23
Micah 5:2-5a
Luke 1:39-56
Rev. Rachel Knuth
Dec 16 Cheer Up, Vipers!
Audio - Dec 16
Zephaniah 3:14-20 & Luke 3:7-18 Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent
Dec 9 Good News for All Flesh
Audio - Dec 9
Malachi 3:1-4 & Luke 3:1-6 Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent
Dec 2 The Three Advents
Audio - Dec 2
Luke 21:29-36 Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent
Nov 25 Is, Was, and Is to Come
Audio - Nov 25
Mark 13:24-27 & Revelation 1:4-8 Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent
Nov 18 Birth Pangs
Audio - Nov 18
Mark 13:1-8 Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent
Nov 11 Joyful Sacrifices
Audio - Nov 11
Mark 12:38-44 Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent
Nov 4 Wherever You Go
Audio - Nov 4
Ruth 1:1-18 Rev. Rachel Knuth
Oct 28 The Last Disciple
Audio - Oct 28
Mark 10:46-52 Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent
Oct 21 Becoming Servant Leaders
Audio - Oct 21
Mark 10:35-45 Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent
Oct 14 The One Whom Jesus Loved
Audio - Oct 14
Mark 10:17-22 Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent
Oct 7 Bone of Our Bone
Audio - Oct 7
Genesis 2:18-24 Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent
Sept 30 Mission Statement 4: Putting Our Faith into Action
Audio - Sept 30
Mark 9:38-41 Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent
Sept 23 Mission Statement 3: Teaching the Message of Jesus to All Ages
Audio - Sept 23
Proverbs 31:10-31 Emily Syal
Sept 16 Mission Statement 2: Share the Love of Jesus
Audio - Sept 16
Mark 8:27-38 Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent
Sept 9 Mission Statement 1: To Worship God
Audio - Sept 9
Mark 7:1-8 Rev. Dr. Benjamin Broadbent
Aug 26 Gold, Gold, Gold
Audio - August 26
I Kings 7:48-51 Rev. Rachel Knuth
Aug 19 America's Original Sin
Audio - August 19
Mark 7:24-30 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Aug 12 Three of Every Four Breaths
Audio - August 12
Mark 6:45-52 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent & Middle School Youth
Aug 5 Aching with Compassion
Audio - August 5
Mark 6:30-44 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
July 29 Incarnate & Gender Queer
Audio - July 29
Luke 15:1-10 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
July 22 Humility, Choice, and Grace
Audio - July 22
Mark 9:33-37 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
July 15 Me Too, Vashti, Me Too
(no audio available)
Esther 1:1-5; 8-13, 15-22 Rev. Rachel Knuth
July 8 Strengthened By Diversity
Audio - July 8
Mark 6:1-13 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
July 1 Give Her Something to Eat
Audio - July 1
Mark 5:21-43 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
June 24 Stay in the Boat
Audio - June 24
Mark 4:35-41 Rev. Blythe Osner
June 17 Prodigal Reflections
Audio - June 17
Luke 15:11-32 Rev. Rachel Knuth & MADD Camp Youth
June 10 Breaking In to Break Bread
Audio - June 10
Mark 3:20-27 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
June 3 Our Primary Calling
Audio - June 3
Colossians 3:11-17 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
May 27 Being a Peaceable Trinitarian
Audio - May 27
Ephesians 4:1-6 Rev. Brian Plaugher
May 20 A Spirit-Formed Faith
Audio - May 20
Acts 2:1-21
Revelation 2:29
Rev. Rachel Knuth
May 13 The Wrath of Mom
Audio - May 13
Hosea 11:1-9 Hosea 13:4-8
Luke 13:31-35
Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
May 6 Risen and Still Rising
Audio - May 6
Acts 1:6-11 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Apr 29 Bearing Fruit Together
Audio - Apr 29
John 15:1-8 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Apr 22 All Things in Common
Audio - Apr 22
Acts 2:41-47 Rev. Rachel Knuth
Apr 15 While in Joy, Disbelieving
Audio - Apr 15
Luke 24:36b-48 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Apr 8 Resurrection in Our Midst
Audio - Apr 8
John 20:1-31 Rev. Brian Plaugher
Apr 1
Easter Sunday
Victory Through Defeat
Audio - Apr 1
Mark 16:1-8 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Mar 30
Good Friday
Ecumenical Service
Audio - Mar 30
John 18:28-19:30 Rev. Christy Laborda Harris
Mar 25
Palm /Passion Sunday
A Hero's Welcome
Audio - Mar 25
Mark 11:1-11
Mark 14:43-52
Mark 15:21-41
Mark 15:42-47
Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Mar 18 The Words We Are Given
Audio - Mar 18
Matthew 10:1-4, 18-20 Rev. Rachel Knuth
Mar 11 Prayer without Pretense
Audio - Mar 11
Matthew 6:1-8 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Feb 25 That None Might Boast
Audio - Feb 25
Matthew 4:1-7;
I Corinthians 1:26-31
Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Feb 18 We Are More than What We Have
Audio - Feb 18
Matthew 4:1-4 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Feb 11 Jesus Outside the Box
Audio - Feb 11
Mark 9:2-9 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Feb 4 Eating with the Wrong People
Audio - Feb 4
Mark 2:13-17 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Jan 28 Called Back to Who We Are
Audio - Jan 28
Luke 19:1-10 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Jan 21 Waiting to Grow
Audio - Jan 21
Mark 4:1-9 Rev. Rachel Knuth
Jan 14 The First Sign
Audio - Jan 14
John 2:1-12 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Jan 7 Soaked with Promise
Audio - Jan 7
Mark 1:1-11 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent