Wisdom for Our Times

In an era of uncertainty, disease, and social, political and economic volatility, it is good to remember some of the enduring wisdom that has helped inspire and sustain humankind. This service will look at several wisdom stories and what they might mean for us today.

Service will be streamed online and the church will be open for limited capacity with RSVP’s.

Widening the Circle from the Margins

Older models of religion were based on assimilation–drawing people on the outside closer to the center. But today, as we grow the circle wider, we’re not necessarily all going to look alike or think alike, which means that our growing edges will always be on the margins. What does this kind of widening of the circle look like and feel like?

Service will be streamed online and the church will be open for limited capacity with RSVP’s.

The Myth of Polarization

Conventional thinking puts forth the idea that our current political situation has been caused by the right going further to the right and the left going further to the left. But a closer look reveals a different truth. Why is it important to push back against calls for centrism for centrism’s sake?

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Courage and Improvisation

Jazz legend Miles Davis once famously said: “It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note – it’s the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong.” Jazz encourages and requires moving forward without entirely knowing where you are going. How might this kind of thinking play out in the rest of our lives?

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Amazing Grace: How Sweet the Sound

Author Anne Lamott tells us, “Grace meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us.” In this first of four sermons on the theme of “Amazing Grace,” we will reflect on the meaning and implications of grace as a theological concept and as a way of living.

Service will be streamed online and the church will be open for limited capacity with RSVP’s.

Amazing Grace: The Hour I First Believed

John Newton’s words to “Amazing Grace” tell the story of his great change from a man who traded slaves to a man who fought against slavery. How can belief–and especially sudden changes in belief–guide our actions and transform our lives?

Amazing Grace: Dangers, Toils, and Snares

Our current era is certainly characterized by a plethora of dangers, toils, and snares. How can the concept and practice of grace help us meet these challenges and prepare us for an unknown and uncertain future?

Amazing Grace: 10,000 Years

There are certain songs that resonate deeply, connecting us with generations that preceded us and those that will follow us. How can we benefit from experiencing these vital connections, even when facing difficult truths about both the past and the future?