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

Taking Root
Rev. Diane Weible – Sunday, September 10, 2017
Revelation 22:1-5
1 Corinthians 12:12-26
Theme for the day is "Planted by the water ... for the healing of the nations" – Go to this sermon’s page

Evidence of Love
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, September 03, 2017
Jeremiah 15:15-21
Romans 12:9-21
Sometimes when we find ourselves or the world in a big mess that seems insurmountable, and we get angry at God, we should remember that anger is evidence of love. – Go to this sermon’s page

Come Away... and Rest a While
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, August 27, 2017
Mark 6:30-32
Palm 55:4-8
We offer a simple worship service and labyrinth walk in the midst of the craziness of Flea Market Weekend. – Go to this sermon’s page

30 Years and Counting
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, August 20, 2017
Psalm 46
Luke 10:25-37
Pastor Jeff reflects on 30 years of ordained ministry (8/29/17 is the actual anniversary date). – Go to this sermon’s page

Do Not Be Afraid
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, August 13, 2017
Matthew 14:22-33
1 Kings 19:9-15a
We are always in the presence of God; there is no reason to fear. – Go to this sermon’s page

Size Matters?
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, August 06, 2017
Matthew 14:13-21
Genesis 32:22-32
Jesus' action with the loaves and fishes was not intended to impress others with this transformative powers. He acted to that all would have plenty of food. Small things have big consequences. – Go to this sermon’s page

The Unshakable Promise of God
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, July 30, 2017
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-51
Considering the promise in Romans 8, the profound nature of God's protective love is not that we will be spared adversity, but that God will be faithful to us in it. – Go to this sermon’s page

Wheat and Weeds
Rev Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, July 23, 2017
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Genesis 28:10-19
I have a few ideas working here: (1) using the central thesis of "Grounded," that God is here among us (and we are among God); (2) the kin-dom might be the noxious weed; (3) purity (of the field by getting rid of the weeds) is not as important as growth (of the grain). Not sure what direction I will go. – 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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