NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 24, 2020
The history of humanity is fraught with pain – especially the pain that comes accompanied by fear and leads to oppression and violence of one people against another. This is the world into with Jesus was born and through which his teachings would challenge and call for transformation. This Advent and Christmas, let us fill the night with music and light and affirm and act on the reasons why we can still “believe even when” we are discouraged.
November 29 – I Believe in the Sun: Hope for Tomorrow
December 6 – I Believe in Love: Daring Right Relationship
December 13 – I Believe in God: Ode to Joy
December 20 – I Believe in the Light: Illuminating Peace
December 24 – We Believe, Even Now
NOVEMBER 2 – 22, 2020
All of us can use a little help from time to time. We are blessed when someone takes the time to lift us up when we are down. And we are doubly blessed when we have the opportunity to lift someone else. This short series is designed to do just that, encourage others, lifting them up, blessing them.
November 8 – Even It Up
November 15 – Resurrected by Love
November 22 – Special: Honoring Native American Heritage Month
SEPTEMBER 13 - NOVEMBER 1, 2020
The year 2020 has been exceptional in a lot of ways - most of them presenting real challenges to our faith, not only in God, but in our fellow citizens. With much of what we believed to be true about ourselves, our religious beliefs, our neighbors, and even our own family members, suddenly uprooted, and with our confidence in government at a dramatic low, now is the perfect time to turn our faces and our hearts toward things that are sure and true. In times like these, we must be intentional about finding calm.
September 13 – Be Still, I've Got It
September 20 – Something New
September 27 – Don't Worry
October 4– Bring It
October 11– Next?!
October 18– Breathe
October 25– I Wonder of Peter Could Swim
November 1– Elections
JULY 5 – AUGUST 30, 2020
After the celebration of the birth of Jesus, we move away from the child Jesus and encounter the man, the prophet, the teacher, the healer, the trouble-maker Jesus! We will discover, through a focus on the book of Mark, the ways in which Jesus models discipleship and calls for us to follow. In Mark, Jesus is almost constantly at the shoreline, in a boat, getting out of a boat or into one! No doubt, we are in this boat together as we seek to be the disciples Jesus has called us to be!
July 5 – Call
July 12 – Invite
July 19 – Heal
July 26 – Listen
August 2 – Go
August 9 – Believe
August 16 – Trust
August 23 – Encounter
August 30 – Feed
AUGUST 16 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2020
Bridges are made to span space and make connection. Sometimes the bridge provides the only safe way across dangerous terrain, a busy highway, or treacherous waters. There are a good number of lessons to be learned from the bridge. Join us as we take the journey across together and take a look at the Theology from the Bridge.
August 16 – Bridge Walking
August 23 – Bridge Talking
August 30 – Bridge Detours
September 6 – Bridge Crossing
APRIL 12 – JUNE 29, 2020
Most of 2021 was a matter of improvising to try and keep things as stable and normal as possible. For churches, the hope was to try and keep the faith family connected and together as possible. Our once full sanctuaries were mostly empty as only those most essential to putting a worship service together were in the room. Somehow we made it work and somehow the Spirit continued to do the beautiful work of community among us.
The weeks of livestream worship were mostly our effort to respond to the moments and events of the times. The theme was simply helping each other as we worship through the season of COVID.
FEBRUARY 26 – APRIL 5, 2020
The events of Christ’s Passion, which take place during the last week of Jesus’ life, often don’t receive enough time in our worship and study. These stories are important to our faith journey and our identity as followers of Jesus. And yet we often move too quickly from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday with little time to take in the dramatic story of that last week. Throughout the six weeks of Lent we will “freeze-frame” moments in Holy Week so we might put ourselves in the picture, thereby “Entering the Passion of Jesus.” How might taking a closer look at the ancient story open us to deeper conviction for our role in its ongoing message? Inspired by Amy-Jill Levine’s book by the same name.
February 26 – Preparing the Canvas
March 1 – The Parade: Risking Reputation
March 8 – The Temple: Risking Righteous Anger
March 15 – Teachings: Risking Challenge
March 22 – The First Dinner: Risking Rejection
March 26 – The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends
April 5 – The Garden: Risking Temptation
JANUARY 5 – FEBRUARY 23, 2020
Dreams can be a wonderful escape from the sometimes harsh realities of life. They can be a moment of peace in a hectic world, a moment of bliss in an otherwise life of hard work and obligation. Dreams can also be a marker, a place to aspire to, a goal to be lived into. That’s the approach we will take during our Epiphany series. Join us and let’s work together to find a way to make our dreams come true.
January 5 – Dreaming of a New Way
January 12 – Dreaming of a Connected Community
January 19 – Dreaming of a Right Kindom
January 26 – Dreaming of a Big Ol’ Table
February 2 – Still Dreaming
February 9 – Dreaming Big
February 16 – Dreaming of an Upside Down World
February 23 – Living the Dream