“Francis, We Hardly Knew Ye”

Gary Hall on Sunday, October 2, 2016:

“Both Jesus and Francis call us to get out of our heads and into our hearts – a lifetime journey for some of us.”

“Living with an Open Heart”

Sally Howard on Sunday, September 25, 2016:

“We need to hear the voices from the margins, because some truths can’t be told from the top. Only then, can you develop compassion for the suffering we have been isolated from.”

“Singing God’s Freedom Song”

Mike Kinman on Homecoming Sunday, September 18, 2016:

“God’s freedom song is never a solo. God’s freedom song is a song we sing together freeing us to remember that none of us are free until all of us are free.”

“How Do We Rejoice in the Midst of Strife?

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, September 11, 2016:

“Nothing that happens in this world is in vain if we will entrust it to God and then do our part…God doesn’t expect us to sit back and wait for something to happen to us. God wants us to be actively involved.”

“Choose Life, Hope and Resistance”

Susan Russell on Sunday, September 4, 2016:

“‘In the face of fear, resistance is hope.’ In choosing life, we resist the fear that would waste our hearts and become instead the change we want to see.”

“Jostling for Position with God”

Gary Hall on Sunday, August 28, 2016:

“We deny and neglect the poor because we deny the possibility of being poor ourselves. Accepting one’s vulnerability is a hard but vital spiritual task. And it’s the basic first step of what it means to follow Jesus.”

“Sabbath for Truth”

Eric Law on Sunday, August 21, 2016:

“Sabbath is a time when we interrupt those things that give us tunnel vision; that make us only look at what’s in front of us and prevent us from seeing the big picture.”

“We Are Seekers of Truth, Keepers of Faith”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, August 14, 2016:

“As we become God’s presence in the lives of each other, we learn that life is about compassion, love, generosity, intimacy and sharing.”

“Hope Is a Verb”

Sally Howard on Sunday, August 7, 2016:

“We never know the rippling effects of the smallest act of kindness or generosity, but we can trust that no act, awake to compassion that cares for the vulnerability of others, is ever wasted.”

“Eat, Drink and Be Merry”

Gary Hall on Sunday, July 31, 2016:

“Jesus taught that the way out of anxiety is not hoarding but sharing. Authentic security rests knowing that the world is God’s and not ours — and in accepting both our personal fragility and our cosmic anxiety.”