Florence Congregational Church

Florence Congregational Church

“My primary message is that God is Love.  We hear it, we know it, but what does it mean?  How does it affect our day-to-day lives especially in a time of crisis? Through close deconstruction of the Biblical text, I look at Jesus’s world view and his specific word choices, so that we can understand the God’s message as it applies not only to the world two thousand years ago, but the world today.”

Reverend Averill Elizabeth Blackburn

Mini-Sermon #5

Sermon Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13Psalm Reading: Psalm 104:24-34 Before the Beginning… We, as Christians, tend to view the Holy Spirit as a “Christian innovation”. This, however, is hardly the case. The Holy Spirit has been around for a great deal longer. “To begin at the beginning,” God is eternal. God is everlasting. God existed before time and will exist after time itself has ended. There is no beginning and there is no end, and yet God is the beginning and […]

The Love Map, Pt II (+ Give God a Hug)

Minister: Rev. Averill Elizabeth BlackburnOrganist: Kathy Marks Sermon Lesson: John 17:6-11Psalm: Psalm 68:1-10 For the first part of this sermon series: The Love Map, Pt. IRelated Textual Sermons: Mini-Sermon #4 This week we have a Kid’s Sermon. It’s a short little message about how we can “Give God a Hug.” It features Archdeacon the Cat, for all of his devoted fans out there (note: he is incredibly better behaved than normal). Please Remember To Give To Your Local Congregation Florence […]


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