The Dream Isaiah Saw
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, December 09, 2018
 
Isaiah 11:1-9
Revelation 21:1-4
 
Let us invite the child whose bed is straw to take lodging in our hearts so that the dream Isaiah saw can become real. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Accounting for Hope
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, December 02, 2018
 
Romans 8:18-25
Jeremiah 33:14-16
 
Advent invites us to hope - to a hope that is different from powerless wishing, to a hope that is grounded in the faithfulness of God. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Worry and Thanksgiving
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, November 25, 2018
 
Matthew 6:25-33
Psalm 23
 
A practice of gratitude might be able to move us from the myth of autonomy (and its companions anxiety and greed) to covenant community (and its companions abundance and generosity). – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Sacred Ordinary
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, November 18, 2018
 
Genesis 28:10-17
Psalm 16
 
How do we create sacred space in the ordinary moments of our day? – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Entreat Me Not to Leave You
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, November 11, 2018
 
Ruth 1:1-18
Mark 12:28-34
 
The story of Ruth invites us (as a church and individually) to look beyond boundaries and borders and to embody God's radically inclusive love. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

In the Borderlands
Rev. Daniel Ross-Jones – Sunday, November 04, 2018
 
John 11:32-44
Proverbs 1:20-33
 
The festival of All Saints calls us to consider the whole communion of saints, particularly those forgotten and marginalized. As Christians who speak with a social justice accent, what stories do we share to illustrate and celebrate the very presence of God in God’s Beloved Community? – Go to this sermon’s page
 

What God Requires
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, October 28, 2018
 
Micah 6:1-8
Luke 11:37-44
 
You know what God requires of you. Bring it! – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Bring Your Gifts
Mark McConville – Sunday, October 21, 2018
 
Matthew 5:13-16
Psalm 96
 
Don't put your light under a bushel. You can't hide any better than a city on a hill can hide. Bring your gifts. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Bring Your Story
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, October 14, 2018
 
Acts 17:16-31
Matthew 28:1-10
 
You have a story to tell that, if shared, can change the lives of other people. Bring it. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Bring Your 'Yes'
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, October 07, 2018
 
Genesis 12:1-9
Luke 1:26-38
 
God needs our "yeses" and the courage they represent to change the world. Bring your 'Yes.' – Go to this sermon’s page
 

 
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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.