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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.

Sept 2, 2018 • 10 am • Choose Your Own Adventure

When Jesus told his followers that the kingdom of God was among them, he was inviting them to step into the adventure of engaging the world with all its challenges. We can sink into cynicism and despair in the face of the world’s peril or we can choose to act with hope and even joy, each of us playing a part in healing the world.

July 22, 2018 • 10 am • Phil Porter

In the Bible, stories about the wilderness take place in the desert, like the story of Jesus’ forty days and nights when he was tempted. In western fairy tales, the wilderness is portrayed as the dark forest.

June 24, 2018 • 10 am • Shine On, Queer Church, Shine On

On Pride Sunday, Minister of Community Life Rachel Bauman reflects on the gifts of queer folk can “shine” when they are included in faith communities and can fully claim God’s love. Jesus’ words, taken from the Sermon on the Mount, were spoken to people who were used to hearing that they didn’t belong.