First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians

Sermons by Rev. David Oliver-Holder

“Customary Practice” A sermon based on Luke 4:14-21

Delivered on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 by David Oliver-Holder Next Sunday, this congregation held its annual meeting of the corp. Like most congregations, and all Presbyterian ones, we meet annually to report on the fiscal aspects of the past year. This church has done this, I would assume, just about every year since its founding in 1856. And I anticipate that it…

“He Came Among His Own” A sermon based on Luke 3:15-22

Delivered on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 By David Oliver-Holder Welcome to the Season after Epiphany. Gone are the trees of Advent and Christmas, the lights, the ornaments, and those seasons’ music. All packed away. With the arrival of January 6th, we begin a new season, with signs and showings, revelations, epiphanies. For our Orthodox sisters and brothers, January 6th is Christmas Day,…