Liz Meeker's wonderful sermon sharing the stories behind our community ministry--Kid's Weekend Meals. Compassion is a gift we give that is too often hampered by our prejudice and pre-judgments. We are challenged to give generously and willingly without being judgmental. How do you judge who needs your help?
Sermon from Ally Hurd.
What is the difference between sympathy and empathy? What is the importance of being proximate to the problems in the world?
Ally shares inspirational stories about her work and how compassion can make all the difference.
Everyday we encounter temptations that distract us not just from what we are supposed to do but also who we are called to be. What does it look like for you to face temptation prepared in prayer and fed by the word of God? What does it look like when not? Being people of Compassion isn't just about DOING, but preparing ourselves spiritually to face the world
Sermon from this morning
My personal story of struggling with Racism and Repentance. I thought racism was just about personal interactions...but a learning experience helped me see a bigger picture. The story of Jesus' baptism further helps me deal with the dynamic of personal and communal Repentance and Racism and to see a path forward or change and transformation. As a white person in America I have a lot of learning and listening to do....
A sermon from Martin Luther King jr. weekend from 2010.
We join a world on the ramparts asking God why there's so much chaos, war, and pain. What is God's answer to the prophet? What might we notice about the nature of human existence and how we might respond together? With help from the scripture and Dr. King.... God is speaking to us!
Did you know there's a story in the Bible about how Mary and Joseph lost Jesus when he was 12? Have you ever heard of the doorway effect? Have you ever walked into a room and forgot why you went in there to begin with?
All the doorways, transitions, and thresholds of our lives make a difference to how we experience the world. Maybe it can work against us but the scriptures (and our Jewish brothers and sisters) can teach us something that can help us who we are and whose we are.
Ever headed into Uncharted Territory and have a million "What if..." questions go through your mind? A little bit of story about our trip out west, our building renovation plan, and how the story of the wisemen gives us some insight on how to journey into the uncharted territories in our own lives
Mary is the only one who stayed with Jesus his whole life, yet she is invisible to many people...are there other invisible ones in history and even with us now? Are there those who wonder if they are welcome to come see Jesus? Mary's Magnificat helps us reflect on such questions...
Sermon from this morning
Paul said, "If at all possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all"...what does he mean?
We all long for the peaceable kin-dom where the lion lays down with the lamb...but sometimes the lamb isn't so sure how this might go.
Peace is a challenge. Peace is hard. Peace is risky.