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

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

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Rev. Jeff Spencer
The Rev. Jeff Spencer
Brenda Lorman, Associate Pastor
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