Monthly Archives: April 2017

April 2017

The Least of These

By | April 30th, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/216572308 Given By Rev. Carl Crider April 30, 2017 Racism is the subject of today's sermon. Rev. Carl Crider recalls the first incidence that he experienced being taught how to live in a racist society. His grandmother scolded him for drinking from their black servant's cup. He was only four years old.  Twenty years later, ...

I Want Jesus To Walk With Me

By | April 23rd, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/215380289 Given By Rev. Dr. Monica Coleman April 23, 2017 Doctor Coleman takes inspiration from the song "I want Jesus to Walk with Me."  Spirituals helped Blacks express their pain and yearnings for freedom while encouraging themselves. Today we sing these songs because we are not always OK. We tap into our need for something ...

Celebrating Resistance

By | April 9th, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/214352048 Given By Rev. Madison Shockley April 9, 2017 Each of the four Gospels tells us something concerning Jesus's entrance into Jerusalem.  Matthew goes overboard with his description. He has Jesus riding both a donkey and a colt. Matthew lacks the understanding that in Hebrew poetry there is synonymous parallelism. They say one thing then ...

A Spirit of New Life

By | April 2nd, 2017|sermons|

We welcome back our former Youth Minister, Rev. Timothy Murphy, to the pulpit. Today, we speak to the issue of where to find hope even after going through struggles or losing things we find most dear to us.  The things we value as progressive Christians are under attack...