Jesus Christ calls us to be a joyful community that celebrates God's love, transforms lives, and is a force for justice in the world.

Sermons from September 2016

Don’t spill his blood

We’re not called to take the Reuben option. We’re called to take the Jesus option. The courage option. Love your neighbor as yourself; stop on the side of the road and show mercy to the one who is beaten and bleeding; turn over the tables of those who profit from the system; let your yes be yes and your no be no; be the light of the world. Tell the truth, even when it’s costly.

Stars in the Sky

Not just in family terms, but we have our faith ancestors. The social worker who intervened at just the right time. The coach who wouldn’t give up. The Aunt who took you under her wing. Or whoever it was who took a faith-filled step that they were doing the right thing. We are all spiritual heirs to someone, or several someones.

Eden, Shame & Fear

Maybe the Garden of Eden represents the truth of who we are, who we really are— created in love, created to delight in the world, created to commune with God and care for one another and for the earth itself. Maybe the task of faith is to push us past shame and fear and back to that sacred place from which we came.