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Apr 15, 2018 • 10 am • I Will Lie Down in Safety?

Reflecting on the themes of sleep, faith and safety in Psalm 4, Emerging Leader Kim Druziako shares her own stories of survival as she first moved to the Bay Area. With little resources, she finds herself in a warehouse community of other poor queer folks who help each other make ends meet.

Aug 20, 2017 • 10 am • Long Slow Lovin’

“God’s love endures forever.” That is the repeated refrain in Psalm 136 and as part of the sermon series “Summer of Love” Minister of Art & Communication Phil Porter explores the benefits and challenges of long-term relationships.

Apr 2, 2017 • 10 am • Resist + Arise

In the Gospel story, Jesus waits a few days upon hearing that his beloved friend Lazarus was sick before eventually going to where his body has been buried and calling him out of the tomb. Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny suggests that Jesus’ initial resistance may have been due to his very human grief.

Sept 6, 2015 • 10 am • True Stories

First Church members Curt Wands-Bourdoseau, Diana Graham and Tim Sweetser share their stories in testimony to their faith. Curt speaks of times in his life when he "quaked" in God's presence upon being challenged to help victims of poverty and oppression.

Aug 23, 2015 • 10 am • Testimony

During the summer of 2015, First Church explored the theme "True Stories: Reclaiming Testimonies.? Members were invited to share some of the stories of their faith journeys. On Sunday, August 23, Stan Boghosian shared his reflections.