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May 13, 2018 • 10 am • When Life is a Zoo • Michael Piazza

Guest preacher Michael Piazza lifts up the variety of zoological references in the morning’s scripture. He notes that Jesus chooses to use the image of a mother hen as a symbol of protection. “When life is like a zoo, we become more like foxes.” But Jesus’ example was to open his arms wide in welcome and acceptance, embracing and demonstrating his vulnerability.

Apr 22, 2018 • 10 am • Bad Stories/Better Stories • Steve Almond & Molly Baskette

In the wake of the 2016 election, guest speaker Steve Almond, sought to respond by writing his new book “Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country.” He challenges the degradation of public discourse and the “bad stories”—those that are fradulent, intended to sow discord, and lead away from inner lives—that have come to shape us as a people.

Sept 3, 2017 • 10 am • Barefoot Faith

In the story for the morning, Moses encounters God in the burning bush. God asks his to take off his sandals because he is “standing on holy ground.” (Exodus 3:1-15) Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny explores the vulnerability of being barefoot.

Nov 8, 2015 • 11 am • Repairing the World

In the midst of dire warnings about the effect of climate change and in advance of a major international conference on global warming in Paris in December, Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny lifts up the glory of God's creation and our responsibility to care for us.