"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

– Thursday, April 18, 2019
Luke 22:7-20, 39-42
Luke 10:38-40
We didn't have a formal "sermon." Instead, we shared a simple soup supper and remembered the Last Supper and prayed together. – Go to this sermon’s page

A Progressive Cross
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, April 14, 2019
Luke 23:26-49
Luke 19:29-40
If the crucifixion of Jesus is not about satisfying God's blood lust, what is it about? – Go to this sermon’s page

Jim Antal and abby mohaupt
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, April 07, 2019
Job 39
Genesis 2:4b-23
A Christians, as followers of Jesus, we are called to an understanding and an embrace of eco-theology. – Go to this sermon’s page

Martin Luther King and Ella Baker
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 31, 2019
Exodus 5:1-9
Matthew 5:43-47
Martin Luther King and Ella Baker continue to remind us that the work of racial justice, economic justice, and freedom from militarism continues. – Go to this sermon’s page

Romero and Teresa of Calcutta
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 24, 2019
Matthew 25:31-40
Luke 4:16-21
Romero and Teresa call us to both downstream and upstream ministry. – Go to this sermon’s page

Hild and Patrick
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, March 17, 2019
John 13:21-26, 30-35
Genesis 1:11-12, 24-31a
Hilda and Patrick invite us to consider a Celtic spirituality -- one that might deepen our faith. – Go to this sermon’s page

Benedict and Teresa of Avila
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, March 10, 2019
Hebrew 11:29-12:2
Acts 6:1-6
Teresa called her nuns to radical prayer. Benedict's rule focused on the importance of community. How might these calls impact our lives today? – 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.