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“The Courage of Living and Dying” 

Abstract Death Forrest

“The Courage of Living and Dying” The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom Bob Balderson, Worship Associate Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education The Reverend Forrest Church said, “religion is humanity’s response to being alive and knowing we must die.” While our personal mortality can be terrifying, knowing our loved ones are also […]

“Free to Forgive in a Criminally Unjust System”

Forgiveness

“Free to Forgive in a Criminally Unjust System?” The Rev. Karen Mooney Denise Cawley, Worship Associate Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director with Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Forgiveness, redemption, and atonement are concepts we wrestle with in our everyday lives. Things go wrong and we find ourselves asking for or […]

“A Human Chain of Courage”

Courage Bear

“A Human Chain of Courage” The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom Christopher Sims, Guest Speaker Bob Porter, Worship Associate Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in Residence Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education What is in your courage bank? What sustains you through fear? What resources do you have for facing the wildness of life? There are many places from which […]

“Actions of the Heart: Living with Courage”

Flower Heart

“Actions of the Heart: Living with Courage” The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom Jason Ludtke, Worship Associate Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education   The word “courage” comes from the root word for “heart,” understood as the seat of feelings. How can our own hearts lead us to live more courageously? Where might open-hearted courage take […]

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“Daring Greatly: the Courage to be Vulnerable” The Reverend Sara Goodman Diane Horne, Worship Associate Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director Sometimes the things that take the most courage take the most vulnerability. Using author Brene Brown’s best-selling book Daring Greatly, we will explore how we can use personal vulnerability to help create lasting change in […]

“The Parts Desire the Whole”

“The Parts Desire the Whole” The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Robert Syzmanski, Worship Associate Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director Authentic welcome expresses a desire to be in relationship. It assumes not only that we are part of an interdependent web of all existence, but that it is a blessing and a […]

Sailing Through the Air: Transformation’s Loss and Freedom

TWO SERVICES & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 9:00 & 11:00 A.M. This month’s theme: What does it mean to be a community of “Transformation?”   SUNDAY, APRIL 9  “Sailing Through the Air: Transformation’s Loss and Freedom” The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Tristan Strelitzer, Choir Director accompanied by Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in […]

The Beautiful Not Yet: Allowing Transformation

TWO SERVICES & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 9:00 & 11:00 A.M. This month’s theme: What does it mean to be a community of “Transformation?”   SUNDAY, APRIL 2 “The Beautiful Not Yet: Allowing Transformation” The Rev. Dena McPhetres Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director   The quickening of early spring tantalizes with the promise of warmth and blossoming. […]

Leap of Faith

Christina Leone-Tracy

The Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy, Pulpit Guest Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director We often hear about how the changing religious landscape of America means uncertainty for the future of our faith. What might we do, as we enter that uncertainty? How do we conquer our fear and leap into the unknown? Join our pulpit guest this morning […]

What Makes Me an ‘I’?

Minions

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom and Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Tristan Strelitzer, Choir Director accompanied by Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director  How are each of us constituted? What makes us who we are? How much of our personality, decisions, and life can we claim as self-directed? What, indeed, is the self? […]