How do you share your Snickers Bar?
Sunday October 14, 2018
What does it mean to share your wealth? God loves us all. Our struggle to share is a real world problem. Does the love of our possessions beat out the priorities of our love of God? Pastor Tanya walks us through the daily struggle of whom do we put first with our gifts from God.
Happy People: Putting it into Practice
Sunday October 7th, 2018
At the end of Jesus' most famous sermon, he encourages us to put into practice the stories we're learning. Since we know practice happens through repetition, today we hear the last four weeks in a highlight reel! Pastor Jenny walks us through our key learning from the last four weeks. We hear encouragement and wisdom around non-violence, worry, prayer & following God when our life is turned upside down.
Happy People: Tomorrow will Worry About Itself
Sunday September 30, 2018
Jesus has a famous sermon where he tells his listeners not to worry about things like clothing, food and water. Jesus goes on to say, "Stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Join us as we explore our relationship to worry. Pastor Jenny shares part of her story, some practical things you can try this week and we explore Jesus' surprising intention with this sacred story.
Sunday September 23, 2018
Happy People: How to Pray
Prayer can be confusing sometimes. We worry if there's a right or wrong way to do it. We get bored by it. Our prayers aren't answered the way we thought so we give up. Let's explore what keeps us from a meaningful connection with God and explore how easy it might be to get back on track in our relationship with God.
Happy People: Don't Push Back
Sunday September 16, 2018
When someone hurts us, we want to hurt them back. God's dream for us is to give that up. God wants us to cultivate a heart of non-violence. This goes for mean emails, fights with a loved one and systemic systems of evil like racism or sexism. The way of non-violence is for the creative, the joyful, the resisters and children of God.
Sunday September 9, 2018
Join us as we explore one of Jesus' most famous sermons. It contains some odd blessings. We're reminded the movement of God should feel and sound odd to us, otherwise we’re in danger of listening to something other than the voice of God. What if we’re happy, not when life is secure and predictable, but when we’re following a God who shakes things up? We can learn to trust there is freedom in disruption. There is joy when our carefully laid plans fall apart. There is grace available in discomfort.
Letters from Leave: Never Alone
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Ever feel like you're holding something heavy? All of us have been there. There are things we hold that we were never meant to carry alone. What if we could change the way we hold them?
Letter from Leave: Outgrowing the Formulas
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Each day we have a formula we follow. Our minds constantly drive us to answer the formulas of life. If I only do this then I will be this person. What happens when you can move out of your mind and into your heart? Listen to the message of how our hearts can hold the answers that our brains can't solve.
Letters from Leave: Part One
Sunday August 19, 2018
What is the pace of your life and our church? Is the treadmill going too fast? Pastor Jenny has returned from her renewal leave to remind us how important time to rest and play truly are. We are commanded by God to remember the sabbath. It's okay to step off the treadmill and let God speak.
The Trinity: Who is the Spirit?
Sunday August 12, 2018
Tanya Pile finishes the three part sermon series of the Holy Trinity. Of the three, the Spirit is the most mysterious. It is because we can't describe the essence of the Power of God. Is it a rush of wind? Is t descended like a dove? Perhaps the best description is a the breath we all take. In each moment the Spirit is taken in as we breath. Are you conscious of the Spirit a part of you, God, Jesus, and all things?
The Trinity: Who is Jesus?
Sunday August 5, 2018
Tanya Pile continues the exploration of the Holy Trinity by searching through "Who is Jesus?" Considered the 2nd of the three, Jesus is sent to be love and teacher. The Gospel of Mark clearly tells us that Jesus is ordinary, a human. Jesus ate, slept, and lived as a human. It is in his divinity that he is able to teach us the love of his father and the power of the spirit.
The Trinity: Who is God?
Sunday July 29, 2018
Tanya Pile begins an exploration of the Holy Trinity by asking the question "Who is God?" Can you answer the question to a 5 year old? Can you answer the question yourself? We use metaphors and experiences to help answer the question since language can not begin to put into words the wonder that is God.
God Needs You to Ask Questions
Sunday, June 17, 2018
What if the very question you're wrestling and wondering about is the question God needs you to ask? The growth of our faith depends on the questions we ask. The questions somehow bring us life. God can handle any question we've got. Questions don't faze God. Got a question that will disrupt the system around you? Ask it anyways.
How to Journey: Part Three
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Would you make a journey you can't complete? We're each writing a chapter in a book that's not at us. Our visions are lived out in community. Some generational theory reminds us how true this work is. We close with a blessing for the journey.
How to Journey: Part Two
Sunday May 6, 2018
How do you hold a vision for a long time? Let it breathe. Allow it to shift. Where are we holding onto "the way it's always been" so much that we can't see anything new?
Vision Sunday: 10 in 30
Sunday, April 15, 2018
What if church could look different than we thought possible? What if helping create new expressions of church could be a life changing gift for our many friends who find themselves disillusioned with church as they know it? We're excited to help birth ten expressions of church in the next thirty years. Join us in the miracle of this work!
Singing in the Dark
Sunday, April 1, 2018
We've all got some dark places in our lives. It feels like the end. Difficult relationships, illness, certain seasons of life. What does it take to be people who see a different story at work in the places that look like the end? What if we could sing in the dark? People who follow Jesus learn how to do that. We are people of the resurrection!
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