Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 19, 2017
1 John 4:18-21
Our immigration policy was founded on racism. It is broken in many ways, yes, but it is not repairable until this issue is addressed.
ACTION: Explore Becoming a Sanctuary Congregation; sponsor a refugee family; walk with an undocumented family as they try to get legal status. Go to this sermons page
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 12, 2017
Racism is hardwired into our foundational documents as a nation (and maybe as a congregation), and therefore subtle and difficult to identify and combat.
ACTION: Look at our Bylaws and decision-making processes to see if their is subtle racism in them. Ask, in what ways are these documents keeping people out? Go to this sermons page
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 05, 2017
Today we begin a sermon series on racism. As the sermon title suggests, Pastor Jeff explores the Christian responsibilities for American (and European) racism.
ACTION: Support the DOC repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery Go to this sermons page
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Pastor Jeff shares how last year's Ash Wednesday service impacted his prayer life, and he invites this year's service to impact yours. Go to this sermons page
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, February 26, 2017
Hebrews 11:1-3, 7-12
Today we conclude our year-long sermon series based on "We Make the Road by Walking," by Brian McLaren, with a sermon about making all we've talked about this past year real in our lives. Go to this sermons page
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 19, 2017
Jesus' offers a third way for us to follow to confront the principalities and powers that oppress. Go to this sermons page
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 12, 2017
If we dismiss the three-tiered cosmology, what do we make of Hell? Perhaps we get a hint from the story of Jonah. Go to this sermons page
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, February 05, 2017
Jesus always stands with the multitudes - the hoi polloi, the marginalized, the scapegoated, shunned, ignored, and forgotten. He stands with those without economic and political power. His disciples belong there, too. Go to this sermons page
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 29, 2017
divide up primary reading
One way to understand who Jesus was is as a teacher. His was skilled at using parables and his primary focus was teaching about "the kingdom of God." Go to this sermons page
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 22, 2017
The Rev. Jeff Spencer
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