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SALT & LIGHT

Jesus told his disciples they are salt and light. Jesus tells us the same thing. Both salt and light only matter as they relate to other...

MISSION & JOYFUL LIVING

The “blessed” sayings of Jesus lay out God’s mission statement for the kingdom of heaven. These blessings are not transactional , i.e. do...

TAKE UP YOUR MISSION

After John was arrested, Jesus began his public ministry, calling people to repentance and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of...

FRESH START

This Sunday FRESH START worship series begins. Make a fresh start in faith this year. That is exactly what Jesus offers us, the chance to...

WHO IS GOD?

The Magi came from the East looking for newborn king. But they were really looking for God. Why didn’t they just say that? Why is Jesus...

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

Remember the song, “The 12 Days of Christmas”? Christmas is actually a season that lasts two weeks, until Epiphany. Thank God!! That...

SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

Love makes us do strange things — like make room for strangers, welcome the lonely, stand with the oppressed — and then discover joy we...

LOVE ALL

The love of God changes us, even without our knowing. Getting pulled into God’s profound love for each of us, we stand on the truth of...

GIVE MORE

Exasperation is a real problem. Our compassion suffers and our ability to give of ourselves diminishes. Sometimes exasperation comes from...

WAITING & HOPING

The older I get, the more mixed feelings I have about the holidays. When I was a child, holidays were amazing, the very best. Then as a...

STEWARDSHIP OF TIME

When COVID arrived and we went into lockdown, my very full schedule emptied out. I’ve always been really busy and having a day without...

Gift of New Members

I love it when new members join the church!! It reminds me of my own joy, when I was baptized at 27 years old, speaking those baptismal...

Religion, Politics and Money

What are three things you’re never supposed to talk about? Religion, politics, and money. These are things we just don’t discuss because...

It’s not a Fluke

We’ve been doing these BBQ/potlucks while also doing something for the community for several months now. Every one has been fun, easy,...

Discipleship Training

I recently read a description of church as “discipleship training ground.” It really grabbed me, because I think it’s right. Jesus gave...

God & Neuroscience

This week we begin a 4 week class called “Soul Care for Resiliency”, based on “The Body Keeps Score” by Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk. Decades...

Surprise of God

Sometimes you can see God coming, and sometimes God surprises you. More often, you see something coming and later realize it was God. Ten...

Increase Our Faith!

There’s an old joke that you should never pray for patience, because God will give you a chance to practice. Perhaps praying for faith is...

Do Good

Following Jesus invades every part of our lives, because God’s love invades every part of our lives. This Sunday we hear a story about a...

Crisis of Possessions

After sparring with his opponents, Jesus turns to his followers with a puzzling parable about an ineffective steward who writes off debts...

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