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

Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, July 16, 2017
Psalm 65
Isaiah 55:10-13

guest – Sunday, July 09, 2017


Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, July 02, 2017


The Call of the Cross
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Christ's example - of dying on the cross, of refusing to use God's power to coerce his opponents - helps us to better understand God's call to peacemaking, love, and charity. – Go to this sermon’s page

Living Our Mission; Making Choices
Project Champions – Sunday, June 18, 2017
The "champions" of the four or five leading multiracial outreach/service projects give brief presentations on why their project is one the church should undertake in the next year. After worship, there are meetings for gauging interest in the projects. – Go to this sermon’s page

Bravo Sunday
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, June 11, 2017
Matthew 28:16-20
The passage called "The Great Commission" includes two other important things: the embrace of doubt and a promise of presence. – Go to this sermon’s page

God as Flame
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, June 04, 2017
Acts 2:1-21
Fire is a paradox - it warms, gives light, allows us to cook; AND it consumes and destroys. We look at the metaphor of fire as it applies to our spiritual lives and our understanding of God. – Go to this sermon’s page

God as Laughter
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, May 28, 2017
Genesis 17:15-19
God's laughter is more often derisive or ironic, a laughter that keeps the justice-seekers sane. Adopting God's laughter is a spiritual discipline that give us courage and strength for the journey. – Go to this sermon’s page

God as Bread & Vine
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, May 21, 2017
John 15:1-11
John 6:35-40
God is our delight. While the images of God/Jesus as bread and vine have tended to focus on our dependence on God, they are also invitation to recognize and celebrate how God is our delight. – Go to this sermon’s page

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The Rev. Jeff Spencer
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