Begin Anew


John 3:1-21 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.’ Jesus answered […]

Practical Theology


Philippians 2:1-7 Therefore, if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort in love, any sharing in the Spirit, any sympathy, complete my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, being united, and agreeing with each other. Don’t do anything for selfish purposes, but with humility think of others as better than […]

UCC 3 Great Loves: Love of Neighbor


Our worship today is focusing on the United Church of Christ’s 3 Great Loves… let me share a message from John C. Dorhauer—General Minister and President of UCC The United Church of Christ has a vision of a just world for all. In this world all are welcomed, everyone is loved and justice is inherent. […]

Advent 4 & Christmas Eve-Gifts from the East


SCRIPTURE: Matthew 2:1-12 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’ When King […]

Advent 3: Transformative Joy


PROCESSIONAL DRAMA based on Luke 1:26-38 What I’m about to say is true. In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent an angel named Gabriel to the village of Nazareth in Galilee. Gabriel appeared to a virgin named Mary who was engaged to be married to Joseph, who was descended from King David. Upon […]

Advent 2: Prepare the Way of the Lord


Processional Drama from Isaiah 40: 1-11 In the wilderness prepare the way of the Holy One, Make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, And every mountain and hill made low; The uneven ground shall become level, And the rough places a plain. The prophet walks to […]

Keep Awake!!

We can live in God’s new age right now— if our spiritual and physical senses are open to God’s coming in every moment and event.

Go Walk–

Isaiah 9:1-7 NRSV But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. […]

Not Being Silent…


Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15,21-24 (CEB) These are the words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa. He perceived these things concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, in the days of Judah’s King Uzziah and in the days of Israel’s King Jeroboam, Joash’s son. He said: The Lord roars from Zion. He shouts from Jerusalem; […]

Hey Children, What’s that Sound?


1 Kings 19:1-18 Jezebel: I am Jezebel, Queen Jezebel, and I am after Elijah’s blood. He has dared to challenge and kill my prophets and I want revenge! How dare he make fun of the God, Baal? How dare he? I have sent him a message: “May the gods strike me dead if I do […]