Category Archives: Messages

God So Loved the World . . . by Ruthie Tippin

I’m so glad to be with you again… The very first thing I want to tell you today is that God loves you.  More than you can imagine, more than you would ever think possible – God loves you.  No … Continue reading

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A Cup of Cold Water — Bring What You Have by Tim Jackson

It is so great to be here and to see all of you. Our lives have been intertwined for many years and we are so blessed to be with you today. Today marks the end of a year of meeting … Continue reading

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Listen to Jesus by Nick Block

Along with being Valentines Day, according to the Narrative Lectionary, today is Transfiguration Sunday. It’s the day when we commemorate Jesus inviting three of his disciples to go away with him for a time of prayer. When I was approached … Continue reading

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Resurrection, Reconciliation and Revolution by Helen Park

Good morning.  My topic today is Resurrection, Reconciliation and Revolution. WHAT? You may be wondering what those three things have in common. That’s easy, they all start with “re” a Latin word root meaning “again.” Things happen again and again. … Continue reading

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How Will We Treat Each Other Now? by Jon Maroni

Good morning friends, I am excited to be back in the meetinghouse for the first time in many months for me. Hello and greetings to everyone who is in person here today, and thank you for what you all do … Continue reading

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Nuturing Hope by Leann Williams

There have been a few times in my life within the last two decades that I have pursued a study on the topic of hope. The first study came out of a time of conflict. I was deeply troubled and … Continue reading

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Blessings? by Linda Pierce

In the last few months I have developed a complicated relationship with the word blessed.  This bracelet that I often wear has the words, thankful, grateful and blessed.  I have no problem with thankful and grateful, and the bracelet encourages … Continue reading

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Life in a Procrustean Bed by Walter Simon

One of the great joys of my life was hearing Gilbert and Sullivan performed by the Doily Cart ensemble from London; and as prologue offer the lines from Iolanthe’s Nightmare song:  When you’re lying awake with a dismal headache, and … Continue reading

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LaVerne’s Songline by LaVerne Biel

This is about my personal journey and hopefully is a chance for people to get to know me better.  I struggled with facts and timelines and quickly realized that those really didn’t define who I was or explain my worldview.  … Continue reading

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Kindness . . . the sharing of light and love by Walter Simon

In this summer of violence we experience as Americans a divided nation, social edges frayed by hostility and confused by self-serving, awkward, and politically skewed interests. In faith and understanding what I offer today is to express our obligation to … Continue reading

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