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March 3, 2024: “Why Are You Anx...

Jesus convicts us with his questions about worry. There’s comfort in his words, but it’s complicated to simply “give up” worry because it’s a part of having free will. But there are ways that we can respond to worry so that we can move toward greater hope. Pastor Mary’s message is based on Luke 12: […]

March 4, 2024 Worship Brainstorming: ...

March 4, 2024 Worship Brainstorming: Forgiveness

All-Church Worship Brainstorming “Forgiveness” Mon., March 4, 2024 in the church lounge Noon Potluck 12:45 – 3:00 p.m. Brainstorming for Worship April 7-28 (4 Sundays) If you ask children what they want to be when they grow up, they are unlikely to say, “angry, bitter, and unforgiving.” We see the physical, emotional, and spiritual effects […]

February 25, 2024: “Why Are You...

Everyone is afraid at some point, and Jesus asks a seemingly obvious question in the midst of a fearful time. Fear can make us feel like we’re sinking and out of control, but listening to Jesus and remembering that he is present reminds us that fear doesn’t have to overwhelm us. Pastor Mary’s message is […]

February 18, 2024: “Who Do You ...

Jesus was fond of asking questions, may of which cut right to the heart of what it means to be human. Author Magrey deVega explores six of the most provocative questions Jesus posed to others and guides us in answering them for ourselves. At the beginning of Lent, the question is about identity – both […]

February 11, 2024: “My Story &#...

Our faith in Jesus Christ is grounded in Scripture. Telling our own faith story is a powerful witness to others, influencing how we think about, understand and follow God. Today’s message is based on Mark 9: 2-9 (Jesus’ transfiguration) and The Jesus Way by Phil Wickham and is the final week in our series, “My […]

February 4, 2024 : “Keep Swingi...

Our faith story undoubtedly has seasons of struggle when we feel like we’re battling against ourselves or others. Following Jesus means that e have a Guide on the journey who knows the pain of struggle, the need for perseverance, and the strength of hope. This is the fifth week in our series, “My Story – […]

January 28, 2024: “In the Real ...

The formation of identity and the search for meaning and purpose is a shared human experience. We contemplate both the meaning of life and the reality of death, and we seek truth and wisdom about who we are and who we can become. Ultimately, we rest in knowing that we belong to God who offers […]

January 29, 2024: Brainstorming for L...

“Questions Jesus Asked” 6:00 p.m. Potluck 7:00-9:30 p.m. Brainstorming for Worship February 18 – March 31, 2024 (5 weeks of Lent, Holy Week, Easter) Jesus was fond of asking questions, many of which cut right to the heart of what it means to be human. Author Magrey deVega explores six of the most provocative questions […]

January 21, 2024: “We Belong To...

Differences in cultural identity and experience are part of our lives. Learn more about one another is a blessing. Differences aren’t a reason to fear or separate ourselves from each other. Rather, seeking to understand others is a part of embracing the world God loves. This is the third week in our series, “My Story […]

January 14, 2024: “See for Your...

Our tendency to separate ourselves from others on the basis of categories we create is sin and denies us the opportunity to see God’s grace in others and God’s love for the whole world. God calls us to see faith, hope, and love in others – and be strengthened as a community of faith. This […]