Given by Rev. Madison Shockley September 26, 2021 War is devastating for those involved. The U.S. is fortunate to have had only one major war on its soil, the Civil War. On January 6th, a different kind of war impacted us, the Culture War. Dr. Donald Schneider wrote An Ethic for Enemies where he talks about forgiveness ...
Given by Rev. Madison Shockley May 30, 2021 This past year has been extraordinary. The passages from our reading are among the most well-known. This talks about the call of the prophet Isaiah. A prophet speaks truth to kings and leaders and to the people. After the death of a leader, it disorients the nation. Isaiah ...
Given by Caroline Theiss-Aird April 4, 2021 Over the last several months, our church has talked about racism and internal bias. The congregation is invited to complete the survey coming soon so we can determine where we go from here, both as a congregation and as an individual. We would like to set clear objectives. We ...
Given by Rev. Carl Crider November 15, 2020 Our reading does not sound like it was made over 2,600 years ago. It describes events of both today and the past equally well. Ezekiel called the people of Judah to be accountable for their actions. He also reminded everyone that God was concerned about all people. ...
https://vimeo.com/241108955 Given By Rev. Robert W. Lee IV on October 22, 2017 The sermon today takes its inspiration from the old hymn Rock of Ages. The Reverend Robert W. Lee IV offered us a bit of background. His mother is a nurse. Back in the early 1980's, she was on the front lines of the AIDS crisis. ...
February is the beginning of Black History Month. Over the course of this month, we will explore the contributions of Blacks to our religious life. These contributions take many forms; breaching, biblical scholarship, liturgy, music, and social and spiritual transformation (now known as social justice).
You can't buy equality and justice for all at a department store, but they are better gifts to honor Jesus than anything you can wrap and put under a tree.
Jesus' birthday should not be about us getting what we want to fill our homes, but about us asking what Jesus wants to fill our lives.
With the pressure o bills and the responsibilities of life, it is easy to forget that we are a blessed people. So sometimes, we need to stop, take stock of our blessings, and realize that we are blessed to be a blessing to others.