Introduction

Welcome to the personal page of Rev. Larry Gipson!  Here you can learn a bit more about Larry, read some of his sermons, and connect with him.  Just scroll down to learn more.

About Me

Larry Gipson is passionate about following Jesus and leading others to follow him, too.   He is constantly surprised by the bigness of God’s love and strives to find ways to welcome all people into a more loving relationship with God through Jesus Christ.  His proudest moments are whenever he helps others share their faith  through witness and service.

Since August 2017, Larry has served as Associate Pastor at Old South Union Church, a 300 year old congregation in the historic town of Weymouth, Massachusetts.  In addition to regularly leading and preaching at the church’s traditional Sunday service, he co-founded and teaches at The Open Table, a Saturday evening gathering for adults in their 20s and 30s.  He also helps oversee the church’s faith formation program throughout the lifespan, including traditional Bible studies, online devotional groups, Pre-K through 8th grade Sunday School, and the church’s 750 member Youth Group.

Larry grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and is a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ.  Larry received his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Yale University and his Masters of Divinity from Emory University, Candler School of Theology.  He also served for 31 months as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine.

Outside of church, Larry enjoys lifting weights, drinking coffee, reading comic books, and watching superhero movies.

Sermons

Here are Rev. Larry’s sermons starting with his most recent and going back to July 2018.

Signs in The Darkness

April 12, 2020
Given everything going on in our world today, celebrating Easter and the resurrection might seem out of place. Yet just as Jesus left signs of hope for the first disciples,…

Lost in the Wilderness

March 22, 2020
With everything going on in our world with the Coronavirus, we are all too aware of the fact that we are not in control. The good news that we receive…

Wilderness as Beginning

March 1, 2020
We all face wilderness moments in our lives, when we're so far outside our comfort zones that it feels like our identity is unraveling. Even though the wilderness might feel…

Raised to Save

February 23, 2020
Do you ever feel like your past prevents you from moving into your future? Do you ever feel unworthy of God's calling in your life? If you feel that way,…

“Lost” on Your Own Path

February 16, 2020
Parents often times fear that their children are lost, when in reality they're simply finding their own path. Mary and Joseph once thought that Jesus was lost for three whole…
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