Message & Music

May 15th, 2016 Pentecost! Embodying the Spirit = Joy

Are you spending enough time each day away from electronics and paperwork?  Are you fully immersed in the joyful pursuit of inhabiting your body? The apostle Paul teaches us that our bodies are temples for God’s Spirit, and this Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., we’ll celebrate the gift [...]

May 8th, 2016 Celebrate the Gifts of Women Biblical Beachcombing

Whether your relationship with your own mother has been easy or difficult, celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., with a lively celebration of the gifts of women.  We’ll start by beachcombing through the Bible to get a glimpse of powerful women in the life of [...]

April 24th, 2016 Earth Sunday

This Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., we’re invited to step up our commitment to being a Green Church with Judy Ford, PhD, and the Green Team!  Judy brings her remarkable scholarship and multi-cultural lens to the world’s most significant problem, climate change, and invites us to take a [...]

April 10th, 2016 Interfaith Conversation Points of Connection Christianity and Indigenous/Native Spirituality

 Have you gone on a vision quest?  Would you consider taking part in one?What might you learn about yourself and about life if you backpacked up to high altitude, fasted for a few days, and spent that time alone in nature? This Sunday, April 10, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., we [...]

April 3rd, 2016 Eastertide! The Sacrament of Holy Communion

When Jesus broke bread with his disciples at the Last Supper, he asked them to continue breaking bread together, and to remember him when they did. In the earliest expression of what became Christianity, followers of Jesus met in house churches to gather around the table for fellowship in his [...]

Sunday, March 27, 2016 Easter Sunday

What a week for Jesus and for those who loved him!  They entered Jerusalem, the Holy City, rejoicing.  Then Jesus entered Herod’s Temple to upend the established thinking about God.  Today, MaundyThursday, we remember Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples, when he told them that one of them would betray [...]

Sunday, March 20, 2016 Holy Week Begins with Palm/Passion Sunday

Our Sacred Journey has brought us to the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem.  This Sunday, March 20, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., we enter those gates with Jesus, all his followers, and an adoring crowd.  They are spreading their cloaks on the road in front of him and praising [...]

December 24, 2015 MERRY CHRISTMAS! Candlelit Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the holiest night of the year.  This is the night that we celebrate heaven meeting earth in Bethlehem, in the birth of the Christ child.  We gather at 7 p.m. for a service of beautiful music, love, joy, and candle-lighting.  All are welcome!

January 17, 2016 Race Relations Sunday From Dr. King to Black Lives Matter

This Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 9:30 a.m., we remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Baptist minister, visionary, and leader of our country’s non-violent civil rights movement in the spirit of Jesus.  When we pay tribute to the life of Dr. King, we rightly ask, how far have [...]

January 10, 2016 “Baptism of the Lord” Sunday When God is Well Pleased

The Gospel according to Matthew tells us that when John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan River, a voice from heaven declared, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”  This is a beautiful affirmation, and one which raises many questions.  What does it mean [...]