Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, April 23, 2017
Psalm 25:4-7, 11-15
The Bible includes hundreds of pictures, images, and metaphors for God; exploring these images invites us into new ways of understanding and being with God. Go to this sermons page
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, April 16, 2017
Resurrection is relationship with God—a relationship that will never be broken, that will never be abandoned, that will never know separation, and will forever be. Resurrection is now. Go to this sermons page
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, April 16, 2017
Sharing stories from his "home town," Pastor Jeff explores what the resurrection means in our daily lives. Go to this sermons page
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Friday, April 14, 2017
Selected readings from Matthew 26 and 27
Pastor Jeff explores what is "good" for him about this day when we remember the crucifixion of Jesus -- and it's not penal substitutionary atonement. Go to this sermons page
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Thursday, April 13, 2017
by John Leavitt – Sunday, April 09, 2017
Passion narrative from John
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, April 02, 2017
2 Corinthians 5:11-21
Jesus is about transformation of the person and the community. One way Jesus seeks to transform us is into anti-racism, pro-reconciliation ministers.
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Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 26, 2017
Racism isn't a stand-alone issue. It intersects with many others. I hope to focus on racism and anti-Muslim attitudes today.
ACTION: Commit to be first in line if a Muslim registration starts; Learn now to be better allies with mosques/Muslim community. Go to this sermons page
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
The Rev. Jeff Spencer
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