A Daughter Says, 'I Am Not Okay'
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, January 23, 2022
 
Mark 5:22-42
 
Sometimes, the first step in the healing process is acknowledging we need help-- and then reaching out for that help. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

A Leader Says, 'I Am Not Okay'
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 16, 2022
 
Psalm 51
 
Shame is a liar. Guilt can be an antiseptic to sin. Confession is the beginning of healing. Wholeness is needed for leadership. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

A Preacher Says, 'I Am Not Okay'
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 09, 2022
 
1 Kings 19:1-9
 
Fear can make us "not okay." The antidotes to fear are self-care (and being cared for), courage, and faith. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

More Light
Rev Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, January 02, 2022
 
Matthew 2:1-12
 
God hath yet for light and truth to break forth from the scriptures. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Dwelling
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, December 26, 2021
 
Colossians 3:12-17
 
We are invited to in-habit (make habitual) the values Christ embodied and about which we learned during Advent as we looked at "housing the holy." This is a good reminder as we enter a new calendar year. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

The Christmas Path
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Friday, December 24, 2021
 
Luke 2:1-20
Matthew 2:1-12
 
Pastor Jeff tells a tale of "The Christmas Path," inspired by a book or the same name by Sue Wright. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

The Inn
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Friday, December 24, 2021
 
Luke 2:1-20
 
That "no room in the inn" line actually places Jesus in the center of the household. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

A Room with a View
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, December 19, 2021
 
Luke 1:46-55
 
Mary is "the inn," her womb gestating love for the world. Like Mary, we can envision, see, prophesy, and act for a world that God continues to call us to co-create: a world filled with love. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

How Much is Enough?
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, December 12, 2021
 
Luke 3:10-14
 
John the Baptizer suggests that we can change our hearts and lives by living ethically, and when we live more ethically, there is more joy in the world. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

A Place at the Table
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, December 05, 2021
 
Luke 1:68-79
 
We are invited to imagine and make real the gathering of all people at the table, robed in garments of Peace that comes with justice. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

 
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