Rev. Jim Magaw

Dust and Ashes

Repentance is one of the major themes of the Christian liturgical season of Lent. What does repentance look like in our contemporary context, and is it even a useful concept here and now?

Community & Connection

What are the benefits of being part of a healthy, thriving community, and what does it take to create and sustain such communities? In this service, we will explore these questions and others.

Reproductive Justice Now

As part of a liberatory Reproductive Justice movement, we affirm our commitment to building a world in which all people are able to make choices about their bodies, their health, and their families within safe, thriving communities.

Prophetic Love and Rage

It has been said that “if you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” While it’s true that outrage and anger are appropriate, necessary, and even productive emotions, it is also true that something more is needed to nurture and sustain social justice movements. How do we bring both our outrage and our love to this … Continued

God Is Love

One of the most radical statements in the Christian gospels is expressed in three simple words: God is love.  What are the real implications of conceptualizing God not as some distant all-powerful being but rather as something familiar and down-to-earth that manifests itself in countless life-sustaining, life-affirming ways?

Life and Legacy of Bayard Rustin

Until recently, Bayard Rustin was one of the lesser-known leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. What can we learn from the life and work of Rustin, a gay Black man who was, in many ways, ahead of his time? And how might his example inspire all of us to carry … Continued

Frozen and Liberating Love

The Frozen animated children’s film franchise explores the shadow side of the hero’s journey and collective identity. What are the implications of these themes for our own lives and our own culture? And how can courageous love lead to liberation, both for individuals and for society as a whole?

Christmas Eve

These services will feature music, reflections, and readings celebrating Christmas. Our nativity reenactment and Christmas Eve candle lighting ritual will take place at both services.

Longest Night: Music of Leonard Cohen

Rev. Jim Magaw. The holidays are not always as cheerful as we might pretend. In fact, this time of year often brings painful memories and a profound sense of loss. This special vesper service, featuring the music of Leonard Cohen, is for anyone who is struggling during this holiday season (or anyone who loves the … Continued

Music of the Season

This service will be comprised of holiday­-themed music from various Sunnyhill members and friends, including the choir and other individuals and groups of all ages and many different styles. Come celebrate music and the season!