Weekly Sermons

9/15/19 - Why Read Love Poetry

Song of Songs
A Song of Beauty and Love
Buried in the middle of our bible is a song of erotic love. For more than a thousand years it was read as a deeply spiritual text. In the last five hundred years, though, it’s been largely forgotten and ignored.

Song of songs 1 read more

9/8/19 - Attachment and Freedom

Luke 14: 25-33 Read More

9/1/19 - Sabbath

Rest. We long for rest. We all need rest. And what's more, rest is the foundation of any just and equitable community.

Deuteronomy 5: 6-21 Read More

8/25/19 - Music

This week we enjoyed a service of or music, both religious and secular. You are encouraged to go listen to some music that you love and reflect on how it speaks to you.

Join us next week as we conclude our summer series on spiritual practices by exploring the practice of Sabbath.

8/18/19 - Justice

Social justice: how do you work for justice without getting angry and burned out?

Hosea 10: 9-11 Read More

8/11/19 - Writing

Prose, poetry, journaling or just scribbling in the margins - writing can be a powerful path to understanding ourselves and encountering the Divine.

Colossians 4:7-18 Read More

8/4/19 - Reading Scripture

Reading the Bible isn't a solo endeavor. It's meant to be a team sport.

Nehemiah 8:1-12 READ MORE

7/28/19 - Meditation

Meditation: what is it? how do we do it? how does it increase our capacity for love and wonder?

1 Kings 19: 1-13 Read more

7/21/19 - Come to Me

This week’s sermon if from our guest preacher, Rev. Lynn Longfield.

Matthew 11: 28-30

7/14/19 - Practice of Body

Everybody has a body. We move our bodies, care for our bodies, nourish our bodies. And Christian faith claims that God is made known in our bodies.

1 Corinthians 6:19 read more

7/7/19 - practice of beauty

The spiritual practice of beauty
Beauty and art make us feel awe and connect us with the Divine.

Genesis 1:1- 2:4 and Job 38: 1-12, 16-41; 39: 26-27

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6/30/19 - Fruit of the Spirit

…But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control….

Galatians 5: 1, 13-25 Read More

6/23/19 - Christ and Chaos

Luke 8: 26-39

6/16/19 - The one who sees

select verses from Genesis 16 & 21

6/9/19 - Born to be prophetic

Acts 2: 1-21

6/2/19 - courage to change and be free

Acts 16: 16-34

5/19/19 - Courage to Encounter Difference

Acts 11: 1-18 Read More

5/26/19 - courage to be accepted

It’s the sixth week of Easter. Easter is a season, just like Lent or Advent or Christmas. And we get one more week of Easter than we had of Lent. Six weeks of self-examination, and seven weeks to celebrate life. It’s a good balance.

acts 8: 26-40 read more

4/21/2019 - Easter

…It is so brave to dare to believe that something new could happen, could be happening to you.

Because it’s far easier and makes way more sense to believe that things are always going to be the way they always have been…

Luke 24:1-12 Read more

4/14/2019 - Palm Sunday

Joy is not the same as happiness. Joy is deeper. Joy is something we claim, with vulnerability and courage. In the face of death, joy is life.

Luke 19:28-40 Read More