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Dec 30, 2018 • 10 am • Faith, Love, Service

Guest preacher Lupita Muñiz, is executive director of the Casa San José in Colima, Mexico, an independently operated NGO that houses, educates, and cares for children who have been abandoned, abused, or orphaned. She shares stories of how her faith developed and strengthened as she at first reluctantly took on the work that she has been doing now for 40 years.

July 29, 2018 • 10 am • Rachel Bauman

Minister of Community Life Rachel Bauman explores the story of Job, a righteous man who is tested as his blessings are stripped away from him by God. He ponders and laments his own state and is challenged by his friends. But Job speaks honestly of his suffering to God.

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.

Apr 29, 2018 • 10 am • Love & Belonging

In the last of his four sermons as First Church’s Public Theologian in Residence, Marvin K. White explores the rich topic of “love.” In his theopoetical style, he explores the generosity of God’s love, our own capability to name it, claim it and share it in the world, and the direct connection between love and justice.

Feb 11, 2018 • 10 am • Waffle Day

The state of the world can seem perilous. Political life in the United States seems chaotic. Minister of Art & Communication Phil Porter describes his attempts to share his experience of life with our current president to his InterPlay friends in Australia in performance in January.