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February 11, 2018: “Come and Se...

In a time when “fake news” is on our minds and we’re seeking truth, how do we use our faith and reason to love and serve God and witness to others? Pastor Mary’s message is based on John 1: 43-51 and the film, “The Case for Christ.” To read it, click here. Learn more about […]

February 4, 2018: “Journeying T...

Our faith journey is our own, but it’s lived out in community with others in the Body of Christ. In community, we learn more about God and God’s love for us than we ever could alone, and we build trust in God who loves us just as we are. Pastor Mary’s message is based on […]

January 28, 2018: “Great Expect...

Everyone expected Jesus to be the Messiah they’d been waiting for – one who would overthrow the Romans by power and might – but his power came through servanthood and peace. How do we follow this Jesus, and how do we open ourselves to get beyond our expectations of others based on our preconceptions and […]

Free Movies and Popcorn

The last two films in our Faith in Film series are no longer in theaters. We’ll show “The Way” here at church on Sunday January 28 at 4:00 pm and “The Case for Christ” on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 7:00 pm.Everyone is invited.

January 21, 2018: “Force Full&#...

God’s Spirit, like “the force,” is available to us when we put our faith in Jesus, and we have a new sense of life, hope, and power. God’s power in our lives is evident in how we seek the common good and work for God’s Kingdom here and now. Pastor Mary’s message is based on […]

January 14, 2018: “Choose Kind&...

It’s easy to mask our true selves and try to be someone we are not, rather than embracing who we are as God’s beloved. when we can claim God’s love for us, we can find peace and love others for who they are and see God’s gifts in them. Pastor Mary’s message is based on […]

Lent and Easter Worship: “Gifts...

All Church Worship Brainstorming Summary Gifts of the Dark Wood This series based on the book, Gifts of the Dark Wood by Eric Elnes, is about “seeing life through new eyes, recognizing that the experiences of failure, emptiness, and uncertainty are critical for finding our way through life as they are unavoidable.” We will see […]

January 7, 2018: “Get Up and Go...

By now Joseph was used to angels. And now he needed their timely warnings more than ever. Jesus was barely a toddler and his trouble with the Roman Empire had begun. Jesus, the Savior of Humankind becomes a refugee–forced from home by oppression and violence. We ask ourselves how we might usher in #morelife in […]

December 31, 2017: “We Have Com...

Though there are no obvious angels among the magi (either en route to worshiping the newborn king or afterwards), they were warned in a dream not to return to Herod. How could they trust in God’s leading them away from Herod and “not be afraid” of the implications of going against the king? How does […]

December 24, 2017 at 10 am: “Th...

“The ABC’s of Christmas” by Erin Klassen, The Young Clergy Women Project A is for an angel, Gabriel, who began the story with a greeting: B is for Bethlehem, where our story takes place. People traveled from far and wide to arrive in the city; it was a very busy place. C is for a […]