• Down Between the Darkness and the Light

    Date: Scripture: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7, Luke 1:68-79 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: And God stepped out on space, And he looked around and said: I’m lonely— I’ll make me a world. And far as the eye of God could see Darkness cover.. readread & listen

  • Waiting with Courage

    Date: November 29, 2015 Scripture: Psalm 25:1-5 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: I find it ironic that on this first Sunday of Advent, the chosen theme is waiting. My friend Esther speaks for me. About waiting, she says: “I don’t.” Do you .. readread & listen

  • Love Is Stronger than Death

    Date: November 22, 2015 Scripture: Song of Solomon 5:6-8, Colossians 3:12-18 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Perhaps you saw the video that a Parisian man, Antoine Leiris, made after the love of his life was killed last week. It’s a short video that he posted on Facebook, addre.. readread & listen

  • Giving Roots and Wings

    Date: November 15, 2015 Scripture: Mark 10:13-16 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: On Saturday morning, while we were still in our pajamas, I found myself having one of those conversations I hate having with my child. Before she went to bed the night before, .. readread & listen

  • Welcoming the Stranger

    Date: November 8, 2015 Scripture: Leviticus 19:33-34 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this visual, media-driven age, that is true. I think the worst picture I have seen of late is one of a toddler, who looks.. readread & listen

  • Loving Kindness

    Date: November 1, 2015 Scripture: Ruth 1:1-18 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: The writer Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto (among other novels) had a best friend, a woman named Lucy, who, at the age of nine, was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw. She sur.. readread & listen

  • Finding Treasure

    Date: October 15, 2015 Scripture: Matthew 6:19-21 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Consider the Lilies

    Date: October 18, 2015 Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: If Worry were a sport, I might not win the gold, silver, or bronze medal, but I would definitely make it to the Olympics. I am a natural born worrier. I’ve discovered a.. readread & listen

  • Practicing Faith

    Date: October 11, 2015 Scripture: Mark 10:17-31 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: When he was ninety-three years old, the great cellist Pablo Casals was asked why he still practiced the cello three hours a day. He said, “I’m beginning to notice .. readread & listen

  • A Home of Peace

    Date: October 4, 2015 Scripture: Matthew 22:39 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: A couple of months ago, our worship committee asked us, for this World Communion Sunday, to focus upon the Middle East. Christian, Jew and Muslim: We pray to the same God... readread & listen

  • The Home of Peace

    Date: October 4, 2015 Scripture: Matthew 22:39 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: A couple of months ago, our worship committee asked us, for this World Communion Sunday, to focus upon the Middle East. Christian, Jew and Muslim: We pray to the same God. .. readread & listen

  • Realizing Life

    Date: September 27, 2015 Scripture: James 5:13-20 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Years ago, before I went to seminary, I lived in New York City. After I would spend half my paycheck on my rent, I would use whatever money was left after the other things to .. readread & listen

  • Holes

    Date: September 20, 2015 Scripture: James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: The hacking of the adult site Ashley Madison has fallout that has been interesting, perhaps predictable, and in at least one case, tragic. You may have read about the Baptist .. readread & listen

  • What is Central?

    Date: September 13, 2015 Scripture: Jaems 3:1-12; Psalm 139:14 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Lost in Wonder, Love and Praise

    Date: September 6, 2015 Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: This is a true story. There was a five-year-old child, sitting in the bubble bath, quiet, with a very quizzical look on his face. His mother asked him, “What are you thin.. readread & listen

  • Everyone of Tender Heart

    Date: August 30, 2015 Scripture: Matthew 10:16 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Jesus wore a lot of hats during his earthly life. He was a promise fulfilled; he was a son who was sung over. He was a refugee, and a brother, and possibly a carpenter’s.. readread & listen

  • Making the Ants Dance

    Date: August 23, 2015 Scripture: Matthew 6: 26-34 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Storyteller Anthony de Mello tells about two men who were walking through a field when they saw an angry bull. Instantly they made for the nearest fence with the bull in hot pu.. readread & listen

  • Stories Worth Telling

    Date: August 17, 2015 Scripture: Genesis 45:1-15 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: For many people, it has been a hard week to be an inhabitant of planet Earth. Robin Williams’ suicide has broken the hearts of many and has spawned both compassionate an.. readread & listen

  • Gifted by You

    Date: August 9, 2015 Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Last week I was at Lake Tahoe at a music conference with Debbie Glaze. An old friend of mine from seminary days is a choral conductor and all-around amazing musician, and he h.. readread & listen

  • A Meal for the Journey

    Date: August 2, 2015 Scripture: Luke 22:14-20 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen