Sermons

"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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"Why Can't We Be Friends?"

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - Sixth Sunday of Easter

Our society seems to be obsessed with power, who has it and who doesn’t.  And we too can be tempted to play the power game when it benefits us.  How does Jesus’ model of being together compare?  What does it mean that we are friends and what does that call us to do?  Listen as Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West explores Jesus’ words in John 15:1-17.  Click to watch.

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"Unexpected Encounters"

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - Fifth Sunday of Easter

Oakhurst member Elaine Hoffman takes a look at the story of the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:25-40 and its implications for us.  What do we do when we encounter the stranger or have an unexpected encounter?  Do we let our discomfort get the best of us?  Do we brush it off?  Move on?  Or do we allow it to change us?  Click to watch.

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"Good Shepherds and Good Stewards"

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - Earth Sunday

Former Oakhurst member Sue Witty asks us if being the "Good Shepherd" is also in sync with being good stewards of the earth.  Are we shepherds also?  Click to watch.

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    Fellowship Hall
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