Oct 1, 2017 • 10 am • By What Authority

First Church Public Theologian in Residence Marvin K. White uses the power of prophetic poetry to invite the congregation to “walk” in much the same way that Jesus walked with and among his people. He calls us to the humble pace of walking—the common and the pedestrian—and to “walking with” those that Jesus walked with.

Aug 13, 2017 • 10 am • The Love Economy

In a week that saw the ramping up of tension and the threat of military and even nuclear response between the US and North Korea, and demonstrations by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Senior Minister Molly Baskette found it hard to create a sermon about God’s love as a solution.

July 23, 2017 • 10 am • Two Steps and a Hug

A minister colleague of Senior Minister Molly Baskette described the experience of attending the recent UCC General Synod, the national denominational meeting, as “two steps and a hug”—that he couldn’t go much farther than that before being warmly greeted by someone he knew.

July 2, 2017 • 10 am • A Cup of Cold Water

The scripture for the morning says, “whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.” (Matthew 10:40-42) Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny explores the nature of rewards and the difference between the accumulation of

June 4, 2017 • 10 am • Triumph & Tragedy

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.

May 28, 2017 • 10 am • Again I Say Rejoice

“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.