A Question from the Cross
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, November 19, 2017
 
Mark 15:21-39
Psalm 139:1-12
 
Jesus' question from the cross invites us to reflect on the experiences of suffering, injustice, and the seeming absence of God. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Questions About Identity
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, November 12, 2017
 
Mark 5:1-20
Luke 16:19-31
 
It is a welcome assurance that God calls each of us by name, because we each yearn to be recognized and known by name. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Questions About Longing
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, November 05, 2017
 
John 1:35-42
Psalm 42:1-6a
 
Jesus asks more questions than he answers, and one of them-- "What are you looking for?"-- may stick with us our whole lives, because it's not so easily answered. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Sola Scriptura
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, October 29, 2017
 
John 20:26-31
Hebrews 12:1-3
 
Sola Scriptura is one of the mottoes that came out of the Reformation. What does it mean to us today, 500 years later? – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Adjusting Our Hearts
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, October 22, 2017
 
Matthew 6:19-21
Psalm 51:1-17
 
It may in fact be possible to make a shift in our heart by making a shift in our behavior (around money). – Go to this sermon’s page
 

These Two Things and More
Rev. LaTaunya M. Bynum – Sunday, October 15, 2017
 
Matthew 22:34-46
2 Corinthians 8:1-7
 
We welcome our Regional Minister, the Rev. LaTaunya M. Bynum to our pulpit! – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Using Money On Purpose
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, October 08, 2017
 
Matthew 22:15-22
 
Let's be purposeful with how we use our money (and other material resources). – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Responding to the Invitation
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, October 01, 2017
 
Matthew 22:1-14
Philippians 4:4-9
 
How are we going to respond to the invitation to the kin-dom of God? Kill the slaves or show up ready to participate in the party? – Go to this sermon’s page
 

A New Poor People's Campaign
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, September 24, 2017
 
Matthew 20:1-16
Philippians 1:21-30
 
Pastor Jeff explains what the New Poor People's Campaign is and invites us to become involved. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Becoming a Just Peace Church
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, September 17, 2017
 
Micah 6:1-8
Luke 4:16-20
 
The vision of the UCC is "a just world for all." This is a gospel vision, a vision we could embrace by officially become a "just peace" church. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

 
Our Pastors
Rev. Jeff Spencer
The Rev. Jeff Spencer
Brenda Lorman, Associate Pastor
Brenda Loreman
 

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Learn more about Progressive Christianity! Go to our Progressive Christianity Series page for links to eight sermons that discuss the various aspects of this exciting aspect of worship.