Inspired by a sermon written by the Rev. Nancy Taylor at South Church in Boston, our worship today involved celebrating our ancestors and acknowledging their presence with us by calling out “presente!” Listen here, join us in celebrating our loved ones’ presence, and call out the names of your beloved ancestors, too!
Bonus today: stewardship testimony from John & Julie Schoenfeld. What a total blessing these two are to our church family. Thank you, John & Julie!
In worship today we held silence for the people of Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. And we held joy for a Sunday School bursting with little ones getting faces painted at our Pumpkin Party. And we held space to ponder transformation together. That’s what this sermon is about – God calling us to lives […]
Note: today’s sermon, on David and Bathsheba, discusses sexual assault in Bathsheba’s story and in our stories. This might not be a sermon to listen to if little ones are present. Works Cited & Consulted: Jackson Katz, The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, (Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks, Inc., […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]