New Sermon series: "Joy in Humility" 

During September and October, we will be exploring how humility is a key ingredient in becoming disciples of Jesus Christ. When we allow God's love to really take root within us, we become ready to let go of our egos and embrace the love of God more fully.  This is how humility becomes the fertile soil of our lives in Christ.

Watch previous messages and see what's coming.

What Position do you Seek?

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Over the next few weeks we will be celebrating the power of humility, the joy of humility.  If you are at all aware of our culture, you will recognize that this is definitely not something that the culture celebrates. 

What Possesses your Heart?

Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Gospel text today is one of the so-called “hard sayings” of Jesus, in which he tells us that we must abhor our families and give up all possessions if we wish to follow him as a true disciple.   How do we do justice to this text and yet live in this world?

What Happens when you are Lost?

Sunday, September 15, 2019

 At many points in life, we can find ourselves feeling disconnected from God, from those around us and from the person we thought we were.  We feel at loose ends, at sea without an anchor, adrift, alienated, confused and disoriented, or just frustrated as we try to make life fit what we thought was the way forward. 

Who do you Serve?

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Here we have another of the hard sayings of Jesus---hard if we are addicted to our wealth and consumption-driven economy.  For those who would like the Christian faith to have nothing to say about economic, this text is clearly a problem. 

Community Interfaith Ceremony for the Healing of Mother Earth

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Larry Spotted Crow Mann,
Nipmuc Nation Cultural Educator and Story Teller 

Faith or Pride?

Sunday, October 6, 2019

In the text today, Jesus contrasts faith and prideful service.  It should make us all give a little “ouch!”  Do we have the faith of the smallest seed?  Do we expect our church work will gain us God’s love and approval? 

Do you have Gratitude?

Sunday, October 13, 2019

When we are lonely and someone offers us compassion and love, we are grateful.  It is just part of our humanity to be grateful and thankful when we are blessed.  .  It is that primal a human response.

Laity Sunday

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Ron Franklin preaching

In what do you Trust?

Sunday, October 27, 2019

We spend time justifying ourselves in our own minds.  It is as common as breathing.  Our little speeches to the judge inside us are all a little different, but they follow common patterns.  We try to down play our failings and lift up our successes to justify ourselves. 

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