What Is It?
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 18, 2018
 
Exodus 16
Mark 2:23-28
 
Beginning of a sermon series on Sabbath Economics. Sabbath economics is built on the notion that there really is enough for everyone (if no one has too much) and that greed is bad. This is a radical departure from the economics of Egyptian slavery and contemporary capitalism. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

– Wednesday, February 14, 2018
 

 
Our pastors offer a very simple, meditative service. There is no sermon. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Overcoming Patriarchy
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 11, 2018
 
Galatians 3:19-29
Genesis 1:26-31
 
Christians are called to join a conspiracy -- to end patriarchy and rape culture. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

I Believe You
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 04, 2018
 
Luke 24:1-11
John 8:1-11
 
The most important thing we (especially men) can say when we hear a story of sexual violence is, "I believe you." – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Me, Too
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, January 28, 2018
 
Judges 19:16-30
John 4:7-30, 39
 
It's time to end our silence about misogyny and sexual assault; it's time to listen to and to honor women's stories as holy.  – Go to this sermon’s page
 

The Church's Role in Codifying Patriarchy
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 21, 2018
 
Genesis 21:8-21
Mark 14:3-9
 
"Rape Culture" is powered by patriarchy. Christianity has had a strong role in establishing patriarchy. Christianity has something to repent of. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Baptism and Membership
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 14, 2018
 
Mark 1:1-11
Acts 19:1-7
 
Pastor Jeff looks at the meaning of baptism in the Christian tradition and what membership in a congregational church means. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

The Angel Angle - Refugees
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 07, 2018
 
Matthew 2:13-23
Psalm 137:1-6
 
What dangers are the angels warning us about? How are we being called to safety? – Go to this sermon’s page
 

The Angel Angle - the Magi
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, December 31, 2017
 
Matthew 2:1-12
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
 
In this story of the Magi seeking out Jesus, Matthew opens up political themes for his gospel and for our day. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Sing Us Your Christmas
Children's Choir – Sunday, December 24, 2017
 
Matthew 2:1-12
Luke 2:1-20
 
There won't be a formal sermon for this service. Instead, we will tell the Christmas story in song, including songs sung by our children. – 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.