It is our Pride Sunday and Rev. Nancy preached from Isaiah 56 – a powerful passage in which the prophet Isaiah shares a radically inclusive vision of the people of God, that still challenges the Church Universal today. It is one of “our passages,” in which we see ourselves – LGBTQ and Straight Allies who […]

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“We Live, We Love: Rejected”

Rejection and the Story of Hagar and Ishmael This Sunday, in our series about relationships and conflict, we consider a Biblical saga that would be perfect for a TV mini-series! An ancient story about Abraham, Sarah, Hagar and Ishmael that could be an episode of “Big Love,” about a polygamous family, love, surrogacy, rejection and […]

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The Outsiders: Who is My Neighbor

This season we have been exploring our connection and responsibility towards those of our neighbors who are perceived as “Outsiders.” This week we will focused on “Who is my neighbor” the person asked Jesus. Who is our neighbor? The parable of the Good Samaritan reminds us that the outsider is our neighbor, perhaps even more a […]

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This season we are exploring our connection and responsibility towards those of our neighbors who are “Outsiders” – something many of us know about personally. This Sunday we heard in the Gospel reading that Jesus himself was homeless as he ministered to the crowds. In fact, he called people to leave the comforts of home […]

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“Freedom to Open”

We continue our “Cup of Freedom” series with “Freedom to Open”, as Rev. Nancy brings our message.We continue to explore the Book of Acts, with the story of Paul and Silas in Acts 16. It tells of their imprisonment and an earthquake that changes everything! The good news of God’s radical love in Jesus opens […]

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“Freedom to Love”

Sunday May 19th, we continued exploring stories of the earliest church from the Book of Acts. We encounterd the apostle Peter and the Gentile centurion, Cornelius as they “took the Cup of Freedom!” Our scripture this week was another example of the “unhindered gospel,” as Peter comes to know the extravagant love of God that […]

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