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.

  • Read the sermon, by clicking on its title (if available)
  • Listen to the sermon, by clicking the Audio link
  • And read the associated Bible passages by clicking those links


2018 Sermons

Date Sermon Title Bible Text Pastor
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


2017 Sermons

Date Sermon Title Bible Text Pastor
Dec 31 Bringing Gifts
Audio - Dec 31
Matthew 2:1-12 Rev. Brian Plaugher
Dec 24
Christmas Eve
6 & 8:30 pm
Good News for the Sore Afraid (pdf)
Luke 2:8-20 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Dec 24
Christmas Eve Morning
Look What Love Has Done
Audio - Dec 24
(picks up in the middle)
Matthew 1:1-17 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Dec 17 Women on the Verge (pdf)
Audio - Dec 17
Luke 1:26-55 Rev. Rachel Knuth
Dec 10 The Bethlehem Promise
Worship - Dec 10
Matthew 2:1-6 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Dec 3 Confirming Hope
Audio - Dec 3
Isaiah 40:1-11 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Nov 26 The Good Shepherd (pdf)
Audio - Nov 26
Matthew 25:31-46 Rev. Rachel Knuth
Nov 12 Making Church (pdf)
Audio - Nov 12
Exodus 25:1-16 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Nov 5 Semper Reformanda (pdf)
Audio - Nov 5
Exodus 20:1-17 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Oct 29 Burned But Not Consumed (pdf)
Audio - Oct 29
Exodus 3:1-6 Rev. Rachel Knuth
Oct 22 Strong Enough to Serve
Audio - Oct 22
Genesis 32:22-33:11 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Oct 15 A God Worth Waiting For
Audio - Oct 15
Isaiah 25:1-9 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Oct 8 To a Land That I Will Show You (pdf)
Genesis 12:1-9 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Oct 1 World Communion Sunday
Telling a Better Story (pdf)
Audio - Oct 1
Genesis 6:5-8, 7:1-5, 8:1, 9:7-17 Rev. Rachel Knuth
Sept 24 Archetype of All Sermons
Audio - Sept 24
Genesis 3:1-13 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Sept 17 The Logos of Love
Audio - Sept 17
John 1:1-7 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Sept 10 Launch Sunday
Being Human or Playing God (pdf)
Audio - Sept 10
Genesis 2:4-25 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Sept 3 God's Speech Act
Audio - Sept 3
Genesis 1:1-2;3 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Aug 27 Transforming 'Mission'
Audio - Aug 27
Romans 12:1-8 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Aug 20 Naming White Privilege
Audio - Aug 20
Matthew 15:21-28 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Aug 13 A Little Faith Is Enough
Audio - Aug 13
Matthew 14:22-23 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Aug 6 Free But Not Cheap
Audio - Aug 6
Isaiah 55:1-5 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
July 30 Kingdom Corruption
Audio - July 30
Matthew 13:31-33 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
July 23 Wheat and Weeds Welcome
Audio - July 23
Matthew 13:24-30 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
July 16 Sowing Seeds of Forgiveness
Audio - July 16
Matthew 13:1-9 Rev. Rachel Knuth
July 9 Which Life Shall We Enjoy?
Audio - July 9
Matthew 11:16-19 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
June 25 MADD Camp Presentation: Old Turtle
Audio - June 25 Pastor Rachel & a host of children!
June 18 Be the Church
Audio - June 18
Matthew 9:35-10:4 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
June 11 Dancing in the Round
Audio - June 11
Matthew 28:16-20 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
June 4 Becoming the Church
Audio - June 4
Acts 2:1-11 Rev. Rachel Knuth
May 28 Pulled into Heaven
Audio - May 28
Luke 24:44-53 Rev. Blythe Osner
May 21 Becoming Like Outsiders
Audio - May 21
Matthew 18:1-5 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
May 14 What Would Mama Do?
Audio - May 14
Matthew 7:7-11 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
May 7 Who Taught Us to Pray
Audio - May 7
Matthew 6:7-15 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
April 30 Embracing Doubt, Embracing Belief
Audio - April 30
John 20:24-31 Rev. Brian Plaugher
April 23 The Cost of Silencing Resurrection
Audio - April 23
Matthew 28:11-15 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
April 16 Easter Sunday
Appearance Like Lightning
Audio - April 16
Matthew 28:1-10 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
April 14 Good Friday
It is Finished
John 19:30 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
April 9 Palm / Passion Sunday
The Wrong Son of God
Audio - April 9
Matthew 27:11-26 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
April 2 Called Out by Love
Audio - April 2
John 15:12-17 Rev. W. Matthew Broadbent
April 1 Service of Installation
Audio - April 1
I Corinthians 4:18-31 Rev. Diane Weible
March 26 Joining Us in Our Cry
Audio - Mar 26
Matthew 26:36-46 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
March 19 A Cross-Bearing Community
Audio - Mar 19
Matthew 16:24-28 Rev. Rachel Knuth
March 12 The Truth about the Bread
Audio - Mar 12
Matthew 16:5-12 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
March 5 Remembering Whose We Are
Audio - Mar 5
Matthew 4:1-11 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Feb 26 We Cannot Keep God Safe
No audio available
Matthew 17:1-9 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Feb 19 Expanding Boundaries
Audio - Feb 19
Matthew 5:38-48 Rev. Rachel Knuth
Feb 12 God, Cooperation, & Evolution
Audio - Feb 12
Matthew 5:21-37 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Feb 5 Salty Language
Audio - Feb 5
Matthew 5:13-20 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Jan 29 Blessed Are You
Audio - Jan 29
Matthew 5:1-12 Rev. Brian Plaugher
Jan 22 Jesus Goes Public
Audio - Jan 22
Matthew 4:12-25 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Jan 15 Destiny, Choice, and Justice
Audio - Jan 15
Isaiah 49:1-7 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Jan 8 To Give Us a Second Birth
Audio - Jan 8
Matthew 3:13-17 Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Jan 1 A Star in the East
Audio - Jan 1
Matthew 2:1-12 Rev. Rachel Knuth