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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.

May 13, 2018 • 10 am • When Life is a Zoo • Michael Piazza

Guest preacher Michael Piazza lifts up the variety of zoological references in the morning’s scripture. He notes that Jesus chooses to use the image of a mother hen as a symbol of protection. “When life is like a zoo, we become more like foxes.” But Jesus’ example was to open his arms wide in welcome and acceptance, embracing and demonstrating his vulnerability.

Apr 1, 2018 • 10 am • Eukatastrophe

On this Easter Sunday, Senior Minister Molly Baskette talks about  “eukatastrophe,” the “sudden happy turn in a story which pierces you with a joy that brings tears.” She recounts the “dramedy” of her husband’s proposal to her,  and then imagines what it must have been like for Mary, whose grief at losing