• Things Hoped For

    Date: August 7, 2016 Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Prayer: Wait for God. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. “Things Hoped For” “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for. . .” Today&r.. readread & listen

  • This Is What God Is Like

    Date: July 31, 2016 Scripture: Hosea 11:1-11 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: If life came with a how-to manual, perhaps the first thing we might read is a warning that C. S. Lewis once offered. “Love anything and your heart will be wrung and p.. readread & listen

  • The Call to Prayer

    Date: July 24, 2016 Scripture: Luke 11:1-13 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Heart and Soul, Mind and Body

    Date: July 17, 2016 Scripture: Luke 10:38-42 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: In his book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell explores the idea that in order to master something, one must put in 10,000 hours in pursuit of that thing. Becaus.. readread & listen

  • The Stranger

    Date: July 10, 2016 Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” It has been a bit of a hellacious week. For those of you who do not yet know, our beloved .. readread & listen

  • Exiting

    Date: July 3, 2016 Scripture: Luke 10:1-11 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Two hundred-forty years ago, thirteen American colonies declared independence from England. Part of the colonial “exit” from English rule was anger about “tax.. readread & listen

  • A Legion of Demons

    Date: June 19, 2016 Scripture: Luke 8:26-39 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: The Rev. Laura Mariko Cheifetz I don’t know about you, when I think about preaching, there’s nothing more fun and unexpected than the passage on the Gerasene demoniac. From a purely literary stan.. readread & listen

  • A Story Three Ways, Revised

    Date: June 12, 2016 Scripture: Luke 7:36-50 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: I had intended to write a different sermon this week. On Tuesday I had a little inspiration about the main outline for the sermon and collected notes to write that version of i.. readread & listen

  • Claiming Life

    Date: June 5, 2016 Scripture: Luke 7:11-17 and I Kings 17:8-24 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: What’s your comfort food? I think of homemade chicken soup, piping hot with flavorful broth, hearty noodles. Or warm toast with butter. Or chocolate—in any form. We.. readread & listen

  • Faith, Community, and Slavery

    Date: May 29, 2016 Scripture: Luke 7:1-10 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • The Dance of the Spirit

    Date: May 15, 2016 Scripture: Acts 2:1-21 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Let’s begin by admitting that all language for God is metaphor. That day in Jerusalem, there really weren’t little flames glittering over everyone’s heads, as.. readread & listen

  • Ill-Behaved Women

    Date: May 8, 2016 Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11, 4:2-3 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: In 1975, a woman named Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote an article for the American Quarterly magazine entitled “Vertuous Women Found: New England Ministerial Literature,.. readread & listen

  • All But Love Will Cease

    Date: April 24, 2016 Scripture: Revelation 21:1-6 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: You may have heard about the woman who came to the pearly gates of heaven. She peeked through the gate and saw gleaming golden streets and a great hall with an abund.. readread & listen

  • The Great Hope

    Date: April 17, 2016 Scripture: Revelation 7:9-17 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: A few weeks ago we were having dinner and out of the blue Sarah asked, “Did something happen at a school called Sandy Hook?” I wanted to sink to my knees in gr.. readread & listen

  • The Last Word

    Date: April 10, 2016 Scripture: Revelation 5:11-14 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: A friend recently sent me a poem, “A Brief for the Defense” by Jack Gilbert. Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere. If babies are not starving someplace, t.. readread & listen

  • Receive the Holy Spirit

    Date: April 3, 2016 Scripture: John 20:19-31 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Rising from Death (Easter Sermon)

    Date: March 27, 2016 Scripture: John 20: 1-18 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: The late comic George Carlin (of all people) gave me some inspiration for this Easter Sunday. He once said “I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows throug.. readread & listen

  • Jesus, Triumphant King

    Date: March 20, 2016 Scripture: John 12:12 -16 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Jesus, Triumphant King John 12:12-16 It’s a good story, if you like quests and adventures. We have a noble protagonist, handsome (we think). After trials and t.. readread & listen

  • Jesus, Light of the World

    Date: March 13, 2016 Scripture: John 8:12-20 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Who Is Jesus?

    Date: February 28, 2016 Scripture: Matthew 25:31-40 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Who is Jesus? That’s the question we are asking this season of Lent. As I have been pondering this question, and listening to Beth’s sermon two weeks ago, and .. readread & listen