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July 2021

June 2020

Moment of Concern for Safe Church Sunday

By | June 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Given by Jaime Romo June 7, 2020 We are a congregation that prides ourselves on being open and affirming. Thirteen years ago, we were tested. A registered sex offender approached the church. He wanted to connect and be part of a faith community. This triggered members with a history of abuse. We struggled between being ...

May 2020

Dialogue Sermon Child Friendly Faith Foundation Campaign Against ‘Conversion Therapy’ ~Genesis 22: 1-12

By | May 31st, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley, Sarah Henry and Jaime Romo May 31, 2020 Today, we are discussing the topic of the mistreatment of children based on religious beliefs. One example of this is conversion therapy. While this therapy has been discredited, there are still a few who still practice it. Its roots are from traditional religious ...

May 2016

The Calling

By | May 29th, 2016|sermons| On this Safe Sunday, Jaime Romo talks about what it mean to have a relationship with God. We realize that today's reading from Luke did not actually take place, it is used to serve a purpose for that community. This story of Jesus is replicated in the other gospels. It ties together other stories ...

September 2014

Please forgive me

By | September 14th, 2014|sermons|

With domestic abuse scandal after scandal, reverend Madison Shockley asks why do social media campaigns like #whyistayed and #whyileft ask the abused to explain themselves instead of asking abusers to explain themselves. Next month (October) is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Pilgrim church asks itself, what can the church to do ensure the church ...