Unnamed Women
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, August 09, 2020
Matthew 15:21-28
Unnamed women in the gospels had a profound influence on Jesus and his ministry-- just as countless unnamed women have had a profound influence on history. – Go to this sermon’s page

Jesus and Self-Care
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, August 02, 2020
Matthew 14:13-21
Jesus took time to care for himself, to notice what was going on inside and tend to his needs, and (somehow) at the same time never lost compassion for the people around him. – Go to this sermon’s page

Mustard Seed Conspirators
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, July 26, 2020
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46
The kin-dom of God is like an invasive species. We are the seeds of that invasive species planted by God to change the landscape. – Go to this sermon’s page

I Hope We Go Forward
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, July 19, 2020
Romans 8:12-25
Rather than getting "back to normal," let's co-create with God a future that does not cause creation to suffer. – Go to this sermon’s page

God's Next New Thing
Rev. John Dorhauer – Sunday, July 12, 2020
Isaiah 43:15-19
The General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ explores what new thing(s) God might be doing during this time of pandemic. – Go to this sermon’s page

The Struggle Is Real
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, July 05, 2020
Romans 7:15-25a
We may not like the word 'sin,' but the struggle to do what is right, not what is simple or expedient or profitable, etc., is hard. And real. – Go to this sermon’s page

A Prophet's Reward
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, June 28, 2020
Matthew 10:40-42
Jesus suggests that when we welcome a prophet, we'll receive a prophet's reward; that might not be as fun as it sounds... – Go to this sermon’s page

Born for Just Such a Time as This
Rev. Jim Antal – Sunday, June 21, 2020
2 Corinthians 3:1-6
We are a letter that Christ is writing to the world. We will speak with our words and actions Christ's call to care for creation? – Go to this sermon’s page

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, June 14, 2020
Genesis 18:1-15
Celebrating our graduating seniors – Go to this sermon’s page

Longing and Lament
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, June 07, 2020
Psalm 13
God welcomes our lamentations and invites us to return to trust. – 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.