Maundy
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, May 09, 2021
 
John 15:9-17
 
Jesus' gives his commandment that we love one another so that we may know joy and live as his friends. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

The Power of Love
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, May 02, 2021
 
1 John 4:7-21
 
God reveals love. Love reveals God. Love transforms the world. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Oh God, Are You Sleeping?
Maggie Guekguezian – Sunday, April 25, 2021
 
Psalm 44:17-26
 
God is not inert to human suffering, God grieves with us —though that grief is so powerful it is done in concealment. And when humans deny the harm we do to one another, especially on a systemic level, we keep God locked away.  – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Embodied
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, April 18, 2021
 
Luke 24:36-48
 
The gospels tell us that the resurrected Christ was embodied, enfleshed. We are invited to embody the resurrection in our lives and in our relationships (with people and all of creation). – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Looking Back, Looking Forward
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, April 11, 2021
 
Acts 4:32-35
 
The portrait of the early church in Acts may be more imagination and nostalgia than fact, but that's not a reason not to strive to achieve the community it portrays. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Kintsugi
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, April 04, 2021
 
John 20:19-23
 
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. Pastor Jeff explores this as a metaphor for resurrection. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Holy, Wholly
Maggie Guekguezian – Sunday, March 28, 2021
 
Matthew 9:1-8
 
Beliefs and actions - combined - fuel transformation. The parade of compassionate, nonviolent power we celebrate today leads us to pathways of transformation and wholeness. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Restoration
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, March 21, 2021
 
Matthew 8:18-27
 
Our planet is broken; our planet is whole. Our complete wholeness is dependent on the wholeness of our environment. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Different Pictures
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 14, 2021
 
Matthew 9:18-26
 
The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, the images we hold of who we are can limit our wholeness. Creating a new image, reframing our understandings and assumptions can move us toward greater wholeness. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Stories
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 07, 2021
 
Matthew 9:27-33
 
Holding a piece of beach glass in my hand, I wondered where it came from. What was its story? Telling the stories of both our brokenness and our resilience can help us move toward healing. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

 
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The Rev. Jeff Spencer
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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.