“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 […]

Continue reading

“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 […]

Continue reading

“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 […]

Continue reading

“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 […]

Continue reading

“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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Gift of the Dark Wood: Uncertainty

Please enjoy and share today’s inspiring message from Rev. Vickie as we continue our Lent series “Gifts of the Dark Wood: Uncertainty” When we allow ourselves to accept the journey within the Dark Woods, the Holy Spirit tends to shake things up a bit as we begin to awaken to God’s nudging toward a fuller […]

Continue reading

“Follow the Leader with Our Hands”

Please enjoy and share this inspiring message from Rev. Vickie, “Follow the Leader With Our Hands”. As a carpenter Jesus used his hands to learn many lessons. Some of those same lessons would be applied as Jesus chose and built leaders to continue his earthly mission. Leading like Jesus includes giving our hearts and our […]

Continue reading

“Follow the Leader with Our Head”

The greatest leadership role model of all was Jesus. We cannot go wrong in following his example to be empowered to lead in our homes, workplaces, churches and communities. Leading like Jesus will make a profound diffference in our lives and in the lives of those we influence.

Continue reading

“Breaking the Silence”

At times in our lives we experience a crippling silence. We are not sure that our prayers are heard. We ask for answers that don’t seem to come. We wonder if God has abandoned us. We learn this week about the historical account in Jewish history when the people, after suffering in exile, now return […]

Continue reading