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Feb 17, 2017 • 10 am • Living Juicy

In the Luke version of the Beatitudes, Jesus comes to the level plain to heal the people and speak to them. He has words of blessing for those who are suffering, a blessing that also included happiness and joy.

Oct 14, 2018 • 10 am • The Gratefulness of Exiles

Rev. Sophia DeWitt was the guest preacher for Disability Empowerment Sunday. She wove together Jeremiah’s stories of the Israelites who were overtaken by the Babylonians and the lepers who were cured by Jesus to explore the different ways one might be exiled both physically and psychologically.

Word Takeaway: By What Authority

First Church’s Public Theologian in Residence Marvin K. White shares from his sermon “By What Authority” from the 10 am service on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

May 21, 2017 • 10 am • Don’t Shrink Back

Rev. Alan Johnson, Chair of the UCC Mental Health Network, was First Church’s guest preacher on Mental Health Sunday. He encouraged the congregation to “not shrink back” from the reality of mental illness—our own stories, those of our family members and our church family. The stigma around mental illness is strong. By breaking the silence and stepping forward we can offer and get support.

Sept 6, 2015 • 10 am • True Stories

First Church members Curt Wands-Bourdoseau, Diana Graham and Tim Sweetser share their stories in testimony to their faith. Curt speaks of times in his life when he "quaked" in God's presence upon being challenged to help victims of poverty and oppression.