Sunday Worship & Communion, Aug. 1

We celebrate the reception of new members today, which is always a joyful moment in the life of the church. The ways in which we grow in faith and grow together is the focus of the morning’s message. Join us as we learn more about the ways in which our lives of faith guide us!

Join us, along with Pastor Lisa Durkee, for worship in-person or via Zoom. We will also gather after worship for an outdoor coffee hour, weather permitting. Bring your own coffee, and we’ll see you there!

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Sunday Worship, July 25

Do you struggle with the notion of a miracle?  How often are our creativity and our imagination limited such that we are unable to know the abundance into which we may live?  It’s time we had some conversation about Jesus together, sharing our understanding of what it means to be a disciple and what it means to acknowledge that we may have something to learn from one whose creative impulse in living for others is astounding.  Opening our hearts and minds to think extravagantly about welcome, about service and about worship, we just may find ourselves capable of great things!  We are not the only ones wondering about what it means to be church these days, and whether you are on vacation and seeking the rest and rejuvenation that comes from slowing down for worship, or are looking for ways to be productive in your faith, you are welcome to join us this Sunday for prayer, song, scripture and conversation about what is undoubtedly good news!

Join us, along with Pastor Lisa Durkee, for worship in-person or via Zoom. We will also gather after worship for an outdoor coffee hour, weather permitting. Bring your own coffee, and we’ll see you there!

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Sunday Worship, July 18

Welcome home!  How lovely is thy dwelling place, Oh Lord!  What makes a house a home?  God’s spirit dwells in us!  What are the expressions that come to your mind when you consider the words home, house and household?  What comprises each?  Scripture for this Sunday introduces several ways of conceiving of these ideas that may lead us to consider closely how we are building a home here together, forming our corner of the realm of God.  Bring your ideas, bring your best intentions and bring your love for one another as we celebrate our foundation in Church, as God’s people!

Join us, along with Pastor Lisa Durkee, for worship in-person or via Zoom. We will also gather after worship for an outdoor coffee hour, weather permitting. Bring your own coffee, and we’ll see you there!

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Sunday Worship, July 11

We’re having a party this Sunday and every Sunday!  We celebrate the blessings we have received and we praise the Giver.  What our celebration looks like is up to us, but we have some pretty good examples of how to celebrate “with abandon.”  As we read the account of David dedicating the ark of the covenant anew, with the company and troops of Israel, and also about how Paul suggests we should respond to God’s gifts to us in Jesus, there is a lot of abundance at hand.  So, we gather together this Sunday in celebration as well, and we may ask ourselves what makes a gathering a party?  Who has to be there and how should we behave?  What should we eat and drink?  While these may sound like questions more relevant to a secular gala than a service of worship, the way that we gather makes a difference.  So, bring your dancing shoes, your joyful faces, and lift your hearts!  Then, take the joy we celebrate together and share it among those you know who are most in need of joy.  The news is good:  we are loved and are empowered to love others!

Join us, along with Pastor Lisa Durkee, for worship in-person or via Zoom. The Quinby family will provide live music, and we will gather after worship for an outdoor coffee hour. Bring your own coffee, and we’ll see you there!

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Sunday Worship, July 4

This Sunday falls on “Independence Day,” and our service will be observing this theme throughout. How might we understand this holiday given the complexities of our history–above all, the expanding awareness over recent years regarding the matter of racism (BLM) and the widening disparities between rich and poor in our country and world? We will explore this theme through the lens of the biblical texts appointed for the day… I will reflect on the long arc of the struggle for racial justice in our country, aided by the work of several poets

Join us, along with guest preacher Rev. Dr. Mark Burrows, for worship in-person or via Zoom. We will also be gathering after worship for an outdoor coffee hour. Bring your own coffee, and we’ll see you there!

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Sunday Worship, June 27

“Your faith has made you well.”  This Sunday we explore the meaning behind two (or is it really one?) miracle stories from the Book of Mark, in which a long-suffering woman and the father of a dying daughter find their way to Jesus.  How might we understand these stories today, and how can they help us to “wake up” a world so desperately in need of healing?

Join us, along with guest preacher Derek van Bever, for worship in-person or via Zoom. We will also be gathering after worship for an outdoor coffee hour. Bring your own coffee, and we’ll see you there!

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