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.
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.
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.
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.