Sermons

"Written on Our Hearts"

Sunday, September 23 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

 How can God’s promises speak to us as we face what often feels like our own lives are in ruins? Listen as Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West helps us explore what God has to say to God’s people in times of disaster and destruction.  Click to watch.

 

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"What's Love Got to Do with It?"

Sunday, September 2 - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Found within our holy scriptures is Song of Songs, a sensual, earthy, and playful love poem between two people. What is it doing in the bible? Could it be that against millennia of religious tradition, we discover that God delights in human sexuality, in our physical bodies, and in all aspects of our human relationships? Listen as Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West asks "What's love got to do with it?" and Lynn Farmer reads an original poem.  Click to watch.

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"Where's God?"

Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 14th Sunday after Pentecost

Where does God live?  For you?  For me?  For us?   How do our ideas about where God dwells, or doesn't dwell, impact our lives together?  Listen as Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West helps us explore our expectations, limitations, and possibilities when it comes to God dwelling among us.  Click to watch.

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"Relentless Curiosity"

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - Christian Education Sunday

On a Sunday when we celebrate education in a community of faith, Pastor Lauren Colwell challenges us to be curious and be concerned.  The heart of Christian Education is found by asking, “What can I learn from you?” and then simply listening.  Click to watch.

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Mental Health Sunday

Mental Health Sunday

Sunday, July 29, 2018

On July 29 our mental health professionals, Len Bowles, Terry Fletcher, and JoEllen Duke Holmes, led us in exploring how we can walk alongside one another in ways that are helpful and nurturing and find hope and healing within covenant community.  Click to watch.

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"Imagination Under Restraint"

Sunday, July 22 - Nineth Sunday after Pentecost

So what is it about art that dictators fear most? Listen as Minister of Music Karen Bryant Shipp explores these ideas.  Click to watch.

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"Crafty, Creative, Compassionate Living"

Sunday, July 15 - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Dr. Paula Buford has spent her life exploring the connection between creativity and spirituality.  In her sermon, she invites us to open ourselves more fully to God’s creative presence in our lives as a way to love God, love ourselves, and love God’s world.  Click to watch.

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"Things Unseen"

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

God the Artist created a world of mysterious and unknowable wonder and immediately we humans went about the work of trying to name, explain, and manage it.  The brokenness and pain we are experiencing in our world will take more than hard work and stamina to repair. In her sermon, Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West explores how we can let go of old ways of seeing and see the world as God sees it – full of possibility for healing and for wholeness.  Click to watch.

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"Being Shady"

June 17, 2018 - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

In an increasingly fragmented and isolating world, we have seen the risk of depression and suicide steadily rise.  Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West explores our need for connection and how we can all seek to offer more shade.  Click to watch.

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"Group Projects"

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - Third Sunday after Pentecost

Like it or not, we all end up as part of a group project.  Sometimes those projects are a beautiful picture or cooperation, other times they are incredibly frustrating.  What do we when we decide group projects, even those assigned by God, aren't worth it?  Pastor Lauren Colwell explores that question and 1 Samuel 8.  Click to watch.

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