Personal Growth

The Art of Meaning – Sermon Text

I want to begin by sharing some stories. About six years ago, two young adults, Alie and Emma, traveled from our home congregation in upstate New York to Central America on a mission trip to a poor community in San Salvador. They were excited to get their hands dirty, doing some serious work in the … Continued

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 you also groaned a little inside, because you … Continued

Less Is More

Linda Anderson returns to offer some wise words and loving insight on simplicity.

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 them and bring them to me. If anyone says … Continued

The Sin of Certainty – Sermon Text

Time for All Ages “Seven Spools of Thread” by Angela Shelf Medearis Sermon The brothers in our story made some big assumptions. They each assumed they would inherit, and that there was no way to work together. And until they let go of their assumptions, they were willing to commit what we might call the … Continued

Fear: Friend? Foe?

Rev. Linda Anderson returns to share some thoughts on fear.

The Grand Business of Fathering

At times we all find ourselves in the role of “father.” What is it we must rely on for strength in performing that role?