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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