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March 11, 2018 message: “The Gi...

The path of life is rarely clear or straight-forward. We find ourselves lost in a Dark Wood, unclear which direction to go, perhaps having strayed from the path we though we were on. It is at these times that the gift of getting lost is that we begin to pay more attention than we usu […]

March 4, 2018 message: “The Gif...

Ancient civilizations and religions all metaphorically describe the voice of the divine coming through thunder and lightning. We often describe experiences of insight as a “sudden flash,” or “seeing the light,” or “rocking my world.” Storms of life can make way for moments of insight, like the sun radiating in a clearing in the woods […]

February 25, 2018: “The Gift of...

Many of us sometimes feel empty inside and we fear that there is nothing there of worth. But what if we let go of our obsession with worthiness and released into the idea that if we want to be filled – to find God – getting empty is the best way. God will find us! […]

February 18, 2018 message: “The...

When we allow ourselves to accept the journey within the Dark Wood, the Holy Spirit Guide tends to shake things up a bit as we begin to awaken to nudgings toward a fuller life. But life is messy. Life is uncertain. Rather than a problem to be solved, what if we saw uncertainty as a […]

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 […]