Speaker: Pastor Kimberley Debus

Simply Pray – Sermon Text

Let us pray.

Now… some of you instantly bowed your head a bit, maybe you closed your eyes. Perhaps you took in a deep breath as you waited to hear how I started the prayer and to whom I addressed it.

Others of you did that, but … read more.

A Circle of Trust – Readings, Texts, and Resources

Readings and Text

Opening Words                                           Laura Esquivel’s novel Like Water For Chocolate:

Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us, but we can’t strike them all by ourselves; we need oxygen and a candle to help. In this case, the oxygen for example, … read more.

With These Hands of Mine – Sermon Text

This sermon was delivered at a Maundy Thursday service, held at Clinton Memorial AME Zion Church in Greenport, NY, on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

 

Sometimes the gentle moments are the most striking. There’s a lot to grab our attention this week: the crowds at the gates … read more.

See the Whole Board – Sermon Text

Reading: Matthew 21:1-11

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie … read more.

Crazy Wisdom

A Time for All Ages
“The Most Peaceful Day of the Week” by Amy Petrie Shaw

Today in the service, we’ll be talking about wisdom that comes from things that are funny, absurd, satirical, and witty. Sometimes those things creep in at the worst times, like when … read more.

The Joy of Protest – Text

Introduction                                                                                                            

What the heck is going on here? Why are we sitting at tables? Why are there pencils and markers and sheets of poster board? And what’s with all the color?

Today is a day of pulling some threads together – threads that seem unrelated. Yes, … read more.

Singing About God: The Immanent – Sermon Text

Last week, we started cobbling together our own universal translators. Unlike the Star Trek universe that Gene Roddenberry created, we aren’t equipped to automatically understand the many different languages of many cultures, and even if we were, we wouldn’t always know what people really meant. … read more.