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Rev. Dr. Donna Giver Johnston, pastor of Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon (CPCBA), preaches a sermon, "All Are Welcome."

Spiritual Food for Thought: "The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?" ~ Pablo Casals

Scripture Reading: Mark 9:30-37

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston referencing scripture passages James 3:1-18 and Mark 8:27-29.

Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston's sermon, "Be Open." Scripture passage referenced is Mark 7:24-37

Sermon by Rev. Jean Henderson
Rev. Jean Henderson, "Pieces of Peace" on Peace Sunday
Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston
Sermon presented by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "Just A Touch"
Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston
Sermon presented by Rev. Susan Rothenberg
Reading from Acts and Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston
Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston on Mother's Day 2018
Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "No Foolin'" delivered on Easter Sunday (also April Fools' Day)

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "Between Palms and Passion" 

Spiritual Food for Thought: "No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown." ~ William Penn

Scripture readings: Mark 11:1-11, Mark 15:1-20,33-39

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "Isaiah: Prophet of Presence and Power"

Spiritual Food for Thought: "This is a God who is not identified with the help of a dictionary but through a relationship." ~ Kathleen Norris, 'Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith'

Scripture readings: Isaiah 43:1-5a, Romans 8:31-39

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "Moses and Jesus: Prophets of Law and Love." Words of inspiration: You can't go wrong when you love others. When you add up everything in the law code, the sum total is love. (Romans 13:10, The Message) Scripture readings: Exodus 20:1-17 and Mark 12:28-34

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, sharing reflections from Prophet Brother Roger, who founded the Taize Community in France in the 1940s. Scripture Micah 6:6-8.

Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston delivers sermon, "Name Changer, Game Changer." Scripture readings: Genesis 17:1-10a, 15-17 and Jeremiah 31:31-34

Scripture verses Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Mark 1:9-13, followed by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston's sermon, "Ezekiel: Keeping Hope Alive"

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "Let the Light Shine." Scripture verse Mark 9:2-9

Scripture reading reflection by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston on "Music and a Meal" Sunday. Scripture verse - Isaiah 40:25-31

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "For Good or Evil." Scripture verse - Mark 1:21-28

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "Follow Me." Scripture verse - Mark 1:14-20

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "Words to Remember." Scripture verse - Mark 1:4-11

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "By Another Road." Scripture verse - Matthew 2:1-12

Sunday worship sermon by Rev. Jean Henderson

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "For I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink." Scripture - Matthew 25:31-46

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