Sermons

"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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"For Hearts Broken by 'Breaking News'"

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - Second Sunday after Pentecost

Former Oakhurst member and ordained UCC minister Kate Hauk challenges us to examine the width, breadth, and depth of our kindness in community based on Hebrews 13:2.  Click to watch.

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"A Pentecostal Mo(ve)ment"

Sunday, May 20 - Pentecost and Choir Sunday

On Pentecost Sunday, Minister of Music Karen Bryant Shipp talks about the Poor People's Campaign, what we are called to do as a Pentecost church, and how we can speak love and truth to power.  Click to watch.

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Youth and Graduate Sunday

Youth and Graduate Sunday

May 13, 2018

Our youth led us in a beautiful worship service celebrating community and challenging our comfort so that we are always looking to expand our idea of what community and inclusivity look like.  Click to watch the highlights.

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Sunday

  • Church School 9:30 a.m.
  • Worship 11:00 a.m.
  • Youth Group 5:30 p.m.
    Youth Room

Fourth Sundays

  • Dinner 5:30 p.m.
    Fellowship Hall
  • Youth Group 6:30 p.m.
  • Committees 6:30 p.m.