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April 7 – Love as Connection to God

God is a verb.  A relationship.  When a river is disconnected from its source, its water becomes stagnant; it becomes toxic and unable to support the ecosystem that depends on it.  In order for streams and souls to stay healthy, they have to be connected to the wellspring that gives them life.  This Sunday, we'll dive into the many ways…
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April 9, 2019
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March 31 – Life in Balance

It seems like an oversimplification, particularly when we're being pulled a thousand different directions all at once.  For days that are already over-stretched, any sense of spiritual practice can seem like just another empty checkbox on an already over-crowded to-do list.  This week, we'll devote ourselves to the calm balance of life together with each other and life in solitude…
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April 1, 2019
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March 24 – Shadow of a Doubt

Doubt.  Ingrained in us through human experience, unmet expectations and constant disappointment.  We doubt our leaders.  We doubt each other.  We doubt our faith.  And well we should, fragile as it is; our faith is as inconstant as we ourselves or anybody else.  This weekend, we'll talk honestly and openly about our doubts, and the real meaning of faith; the…
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March 25, 2019
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March 17 – Ghosted by God?

Hit the send button and your text message, DM, email floats out into the universe.  Hours go by. Days. Weeks.  You begin to wonder if your message went through, wonder if it was ever read, or if you're just being ignored. Ghosted.  This Sunday, we'll examine our "answered" and "unanswered" prayers; our needs we float out into God.  After the…
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March 20, 2019
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March 10 – How Resilient Are We?

Listen to Sermon Audio We live in a world filled with all sorts of enticements and seductions, pleasing to whet the appetites of all sorts of unholy pleasures.  And so we pray, "Lord, through your patient, persevering love, keep us from that which will hurt us, or others, or, mostly, you."  From all the times we have fallen into temptation,…
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March 12, 2019
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March 3 – Assigning Blame, or Better

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do…
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March 4, 2019
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February 24 – Peace with Unsolvable Problems

Listen to Sermon Audio Not all of our problems are solvable. We can't control the behavior of people we love. Not all sickness is curable. Not every season of life lends itself to sitting at your favorite coffee shop with a book for two hours before spending the day at the zoo... all with perfectly behaved children. This Sunday, we'll…
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February 24, 2019
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February 17 – A Touch of Transcendence

Listen to Sermon Audio A lot of Christ lies between Christmas and Easter, and right in the middle lies the Transcendent event of the Transfiguration. A glimpse of the Divine. Jesus' face shining like the sun. Garments bright as light. A voice from heaven saying, "This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him." The transcendent God that can't…
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February 17, 2019
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February 3 – It Takes a Storm

Listen to Sermon Audio It takes a storm sometimes to shatter our illusions of control, both over the direction of our life and over the love that God shows for all of his children. The wind starts to blow and the waves start to crash and we become aware of the One who creates and controls our world. Through Jonah,…
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February 3, 2019
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October 21 – The Inherent Goodness of Being

Watch Sermon Video https://youtu.be/uhxb9hYnxCg Listen to Sermon Audio The great Hymn of Creation in Genesis 1 ends each stanza with a chorus reminding us all of our Created-Goodness. God surveys the Divine order of Sun, Moon and Stars; of Sea, Sky and Humanity and calls it all very good. This messages brings us beyond the concept of Original Sin and…
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October 21, 2018