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

God as Laboring Woman
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, May 14, 2017
Isaiah 42:14-17

God as Smell
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, May 07, 2017
2 Corinthians 2:12-17
Isaiah 11:1-7
Thinking about God as Smell can be a deep reminder of God's abiding and steadfast love and of the wonder of the incarnation. – Go to this sermon’s page

God as Clothing
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, April 30, 2017
Galatians 3:23-29
James 2:14-17
The metaphor of God as Clothing reminds us of God’s generosity (God clothes us), that we draw intimacy with God (we can “put on” God), and that God calls us to caring for the vulnerable (clothing others in need). – Go to this sermon’s page

The God Who Runs After Your Friendship
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, April 23, 2017
Exodus 33:7-11a
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 sermon’s page

Resurrection Now
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, April 16, 2017
John 20:1-18
Jeremiah 31:1-6
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 sermon’s page

News from Mount William, New Hampshire
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, April 16, 2017
John 21:1-17
Psalm 103:1-14
Sharing stories from his "home town," Pastor Jeff explores what the resurrection means in our daily lives. – Go to this sermon’s page

What's So
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 sermon’s page

Rev. Brenda Loreman – Thursday, April 13, 2017

This sermon was interactive and took place in the context of a shared meal. – Go to this sermon’s page

Lenten Canticles
by John Leavitt – Sunday, April 09, 2017
Passion narrative from John
The choir presented this Passion cantata during worship. – 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.