“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.
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.
The Summer Bible Cabaret cast tells the story “Jesus’ Chosen Family” (Jesus calling his disciples—Matthew 4:12-22 ) and then sings “All About the Faith”.
Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny follows up a presentation of the story of Jesus gathering his disciples (?Jesus? Chosen Family??Matthew 4:12-22) by the cast of the Summer Bible Cabaret with thoughts about fishing, faith and following.
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.
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.
Are you awake. Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny explores stories of spiritual awakening. While waking up is hard to do, God sends us wake up calls, and uses our own stories to wake up others. Maybe a life of faith means learning to be faithful to those moments of awakening.