Category Archives: Ministry

What Can We Give?

I preached this on January 6 at the Unitarian Church in Pittsfield. I used Matthew 2:1-12 (the three kings coming to the Christ Child) and the final stanza of “In the Bleak Midwinter” as my texts. Continue reading

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Advent Candle Liturgy – 2018

I’m late publishing this. However, not so late if you haven’t got an Advent candle liturgy yet. You have my permission to use it providing you acknowledge my authorship. Please use the following (or something really close): “Used with permission … Continue reading

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Communion Litany

I wrote this communion litany for use on or around July 4. If you use this litany, please note in the copyright: ©Used by permission Quentin Chin Continue reading

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Why Are You Afraid?

Based upon Mark 4:35-41. This is my sermon for June 24. It addresses the current politics around immigration. Continue reading

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Planting for the Kingdom

Sowing seeds for the kingdom of God. I prepared this sermon for June 17 based upon Mark 4:26-34 Continue reading

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Death in Ministry

How does death affect clergy? Continue reading

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God is in the Driver’s Seat

I preached this sermon this morning to some of our residents.  It is based upon the Pentecost reading  Acts 2:1-21.  The service I provide is very informal.  We always have a discussion after the sermon.  Today’s discussion was quite long … Continue reading

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Creative Imagination: Ending Our Exile

I preached this sermon yesterday in North Adams.  I used 1 John 4:7-21 and John 15:1-8 as my texts. On Tuesday, The New York Times published an article entitled, Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, … Continue reading

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Who’s a Fool?

I know I haven’t posted in some time. My life has been too full lately. I’m finally finding some balance. This is the sermon I preached today for Easter based upon Mark 16:1-8. The period from Maundy Thursday, which was … Continue reading

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Advent Lighting Liturgy 2017

I’m late posting this, probably because I’m not preaching every week in Advent this year.  This liturgy uses the Isaiah texts for Year B, except on the fourth Sunday, which I used Romans.  You can use this liturgy for home … Continue reading

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