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Sermon: Wider Than We Think

In troubled times, how do we set aside our agendas, see one another, and respond in love and unity? As Pastor Kate reminds us, sometimes we need to listen to the voices of children. This message references Isaiah 56:1-8.

Sermon: Haunted By Our Better Selves

Why do busy people sometimes place themselves last? Self-care is not about avoiding life’s storms, Pastor Kate reminds us. It’s about preparing for them. Pastor Kate references Matthew 14-22-33, in which Jesus (and briefly Peter) walk on water ion the midst of a storm.

Sermon Series: Knowing God

In June, the congregation is considering “Knowing God.” Pastor Kate’s sermons are focusing on different elements of connection with God.

Sermon: What’s Climate Justice?

“What’s Climate Care, and What’s It Got to Do With Me?” That’s the question at the heart of this message from Pastor Kate Hillis as she continues her series on “Caring For Our Common Home.” This sermon reflects on the story of the Old Testament Prophet Amos, who was a “tree dresser” who tended to sycamore trees. Our Scripture is 5:4-15, 20-24.

Sermon: God Chose. Now What?

Pastor Kate Hillis begins her sermon series on the importance of our created world titled “Caring For Our Common Home.” The first message in the series is titled “God Chose. Now What?” and draws upon the story of Noah’s Ark in Genesis chapter 9. This is the first message in a five-week series.

Sermon: The Weave of the World

Rev. Wren Hills explores the power of baptism through the many facets of water, which can be marvelous and fierce and even mysterious – because nature, like the Scriptures, leaves room for doubt as well as faith. This message was presented on April 23, 2017.

Sermon: Binding Blind and Broken Bodies

Pastor Kate Hillis continues her Lenten sermon series on “Living Into Our Baptismal Call.” In this week’s message based on John 9, Pastor Kate challenges us to examine God’s call upon us to be nurturers in our communities. How do we create a sense of hope? Hope starts here!

Sermon: We All Get A Little Hangry

As we hunger and thirst for God, we must confront the barriers we build between one another, which can also be barriers to growing in our faith. In this message based on John Chapter 4, Pastor Kate Hillis recounts the story of the Samaritan woman who met Jesus at the well one day near Jacob’s mountain in Sychar, and how the conversation changed her life and her community.

Sermon: Do You Still Not Understand?

What does the Marvel superhero Dr. Strange have to tell us about God’s grace and our choices? Pastor Kate Hillis explores the topic as she continues her Lenten sermon series on “Living Into Our Baptismal Call,” preaching from John 3:1-10, which recounts Jesus’ discussion with Nicodemus about being born anew. Her message is titled “Do You Still Not Understand?”