In the scripture, the early community of believers were gathered together, learning a new way of being together in community “day by day”.
In her Pentecost Sunday sermon, guest preacher Rev. Da Vita McCallister shows us how triumph and tragedy walk hand in hand in the story of Jesus’ disciples following his death and resurrection. The disciples gathered on that day would still have been experiencing the trauma of Jesus’ crucifixion and yet the Holy Spirit sweeps through them.
“Rejoice in the Lord, always. Again, I say rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). In a continuing series of sermons about “joy,” Minister of Art & Communication Phil Porter suggests that joy is multifaceted—it can manifest in a variety of ways—large and small, simple and profound.
In this passage from the Book of John (16:19–24) Jesus places sorrow right alongside joy. Senior Minister Molly Baskette suggests that it is easy to see what is broken around us and want to fix that in order to have our joy.
In her Easter Sermon, Senior Minister Molly Baskette finishes up the “Resist+” Lent them by pairing resistance with dancing. In these challenging times, movement may be one the best strategies—do one thing differently, make one new move.
Palm Sunday is the beginning of a series of events leading up to Easter Sunday.
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.