October 14, 2018, “Groans Too Deep for Words”

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This morning’s sermon was given by Quinn Gormley, the Executive Director of MaineTransNet, and a gifted preacher and leader. Listen here to her story, join us in applauding her courage and generosity as she shares, and learn more about her work at MaineTransNet.org. Thank you, Quinn, for your witness and wisdom. We are better for […]

October 7, 2018, “Sometimes the Hating has to Stop”

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Our own Lisa Burger led us in contemplation of forgiveness and reconciliation on Sunday. Listen here to her magnificent sermon titled, “Sometimes the Hating Has to Stop.” With many, many thanks to Lisa for sharing her wisdom and faith with us in this way!

September 30, 2018, “Wading in That Water”

After our children acted out the crossing of the red sea, we delved in to that story, and its sister stories, together. And we sang. Here’s today’s message, which is always better in person – you’re welcome any Sunday. We’d love to see you here. For more on Nashon (also spelled Nachshon), you might consult: Mendy […]

September 23, 2018, “Greatness”

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In a not so great recording snafu (sorry!) I don’t have audio for this week’s message. I preach from a notes/manuscript hybrid, which I don’t always stick to. I quickly edited my notes into a version of what I shared today, for anyone who would like to know the outline of the message. Sorry to […]

September 9, 2018, “On Floods, and Stories, and God’s Promise, Which is Love”

The sermon from today’s service is posted here. What you can’t see by listening here is the chancel that was FULL of little ones this morning during our children’s time as we came together again after the summer break. And you can’t see our choir who were also back after the summer break and decked […]

September 2, 2018, “Love is the Center”

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To listen in to today’s sermon here, you’ll need to know our children’s time this morning became deeply profound when one of our children raised a really big question about incarceration. As they so often do, our youngest disciples brought depth, challenge, and wisdom to our worship. This is what I’m referencing in the sermon […]

August 26, 2018, “Thin Space”

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Today’s sermon on Solomon’s Temple and our own experience of thin spaces is posted here. Listen in to worship with us, or join us any Sunday in the pews – we’d love to see you here! Works Cited & Consulted: John Collins, “1 Kings 1-16: Solomon and the Divided Monarchy,” in Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (Minneapolis: Fortress […]

August 19, 2018, “Listening Hearts”

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Today’s sermon about Wisdom, Solomon, and Listening, can be heard here: We’d love to see you any Sunday in worship. We worship at 9am in the summers, and there’s always space for you in the pews! Works Cited & Works Consulted: Rev. Dr. Timothy T. Boggess’ story about the “skills and gills” prayer comes from […]

August 5, 2018, “Faith on the Highline”

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Today’s brief meditation is a reflection on watching a man walk a slackline up on Cathedral Ledge in North Conway, NH. What would you do if you dared to trust in God, and in yourself and your community, like this? “Join us” here as you listen in, or come any Sunday – we’d love to […]

July 22, 2018, “Fourth Watch is When the First Light Shows”

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Thanks to Becky Smith for our scripture reading this morning, and to our own church member Jim Cossey for the wisdom about “Fourth Watch” that opened this passage for me. Today’s sermon is here: Works Cited: With thanks to Jim Cossey for the conversation about Fourth Watch while he was setting up the Yard Sale […]