Reconsidering Jezebel
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, June 23, 2019
 
1 Kings 16:29-33; 18:36-40, 19:1-3
Galatians 3:23-29
 
Although Jezebel was no angel, neither was she a temptress or sorceress. She was a smart, strong-willed queen who came into conflict with the equally powerful prophet Elijah-- and their conflict has something to teach us. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Thank you!
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, June 09, 2019
 
Acts 2:1-21
Romans 8:14-17
 
Bravo/Grad/Pentecost/last choir – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Esther
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, May 26, 2019
 
Esther 4:9-17
Matthew 7:15-20
 
Esther (and Vashti) risk their lives to do what is right? What issues are critical enough for you to take a big risk, a risk that might even call you to break the law? – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Hannah
Joy Barnitz – Sunday, May 19, 2019
 
1 Samuel 1:19-27 & 2:1-2, 7-8, 11, 18-21
1 Samuel 1:1-18
 
Hannah teaches us to be fully present, to pray from the heart, and to act with honor – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Deborah
Rev. Brenda Lorman – Sunday, May 12, 2019
 
Judges 5:1-7, 24-27, 31
Judges 4:1-10, 12-16
 
The remarkable account of Deborah's accomplishments suggest that women may have been more active in leadership than the ancient literature implies – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Miriam
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, May 05, 2019
 
Numbers 12:1-15, 20:1
Exodus 2:1-10, 15:19-22
 
Miriam's struggle against inequality parallels the story of her entire gender – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Eve
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, April 28, 2019
 
Genesis 3:1-13
Genesis 2:15-25
 
The story of the Garden of Eden is rich as an allegory and it gives us insight into two extremes that block our path to wholeness. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

"The Selfish Giant"
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, April 21, 2019
 
Luke 23:26-49
Matthew 28:1-10
 
Pastor Jeff offered a retelling of Oscar Wilde's "The Selfish Giant." – Go to this sermon’s page
 

"A Progressive Resurrection"
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, April 21, 2019
 
Luke 24:1-12
1 Corinthians 1-10
 
Without the resurrection, there would be no Christianity. But what was "the resurrection"? Pastor Jeff explores a progressive Christian understanding of the resurrection. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

– Friday, April 19, 2019
 

 
Using "the Seven Last Words of Christ," we paused seven times during the day to pray and meditate on one of the words. These were live streamed on Facebook and are available there. – 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.