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Apr 1, 2018 • 10 am • Eukatastrophe

On this Easter Sunday, Senior Minister Molly Baskette talks about  “eukatastrophe,” the “sudden happy turn in a story which pierces you with a joy that brings tears.” She recounts the “dramedy” of her husband’s proposal to her,  and then imagines what it must have been like for Mary, whose grief at losing

Feb 11, 2018 • 10 am • Waffle Day

The state of the world can seem perilous. Political life in the United States seems chaotic. Minister of Art & Communication Phil Porter describes his attempts to share his experience of life with our current president to his InterPlay friends in Australia in performance in January.

Dec 17, 2017 • 10 am • Joy Watch

Minister of Community Life Rachel Bauman sets out on a “joy watch” based on the morning'ss scripture from Isaiah (61:1-11) which promises a double portion of joy. The words come in a time of exile, return, and restoraion. The writer claims that it is those who are oppressed who will lead the way.

Word Takeaway: By What Authority

First Church’s Public Theologian in Residence Marvin K. White shares from his sermon “By What Authority” from the 10 am service on Sunday, October 1, 2017.