Join Rev. Vickie as she brings today’s message.  Jacob wrestled with God before crossing over into the promised land. Like Jacob we wrestle with our faith, with God. What if this story was told from God’s point of view? God’s story might be, “I held Jacob all night while he struggled.” Indeed, God is present as […]

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“We Live, We Love: Looking Back”

As we continue our series “We Live, We Love” we explore the story of Lot and his family as they escape the city of Sodom with God’s instruction to “not look back.” Letting go is one of the most difficult human experiences. We cling to the past, afraid to move forward, to change, to accept that […]

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“We Live, We Live: Leaving Home”

Our summer worship series from the book of Genesis is about the struggles, connections and disconnections inherent in our human-divine stories of love. Starting with the Garden of Eden, leaving home is sometimes necessary. What does it mean when our sense of “home” shifts for whatever reason? The Eden story can also speak to our […]

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“The Outsiders: The Distressed”

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 week we focus on a scripture story that describes a man whose demons forced him to live on the outside of community. The story is not only an ancient […]

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“The Outsiders: The Worthy”

We begin a new worship series, “The Outsiders,” exploring in the Gospel of Luke Jesus’ ministry with those on the so-called “outside.” What can we learn from these stories and Jesus’ call to turn the inside out and the outside in? On this Trinity Sunday, we focus on “the worthy.”  Who is worthy of the love—of the grace—of […]

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“Freedom to Heal”

Rev. Vickie brings today’s message, “The Freedom to Heal”. Jesus’ message to the disciples after the resurrection is one of new beginnings. Our scriptures this week give us images of the waters of healing waiting for us. At the center of God’s heavenly realm is the River of the Water of Life, and in the […]

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“Freedom To Rise Up”

Join Rev. Vickie as she brings this inspiring message which shows us that it is OK to rise up. The scriptures for this Sunday point to a “revival” of life, “restoration,” and a promise that we will perish no more. The dramatic image of Tabitha rising from her death bed urges us to hear the voice […]

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“The Gift of Misfits”

PALM SUNDAY LENTEN SEASON SERVICES “THE GIFT OF MISFITS” Join Rev. Vickie Miller as she brings the message. Sun. | Apr. 14 | 10AM As Lent in the Dark Wood begins to come to a close, we look around us to acknowledge the kin–dom–the family–that has always and is already right here with us. Sojourners […]

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Gifts of the Dark Wood: Emptiness

Please enjoy and share today’s inspiring message from Rev. Vickie which teaches us that “Emptiness” can be good and bad, and how Jesus sought out those who were empty. Many of us sometimes feel empty inside and we fear that there is nothing there of worth. But what if we let go of our obsession […]

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