• 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

  • Prone to Wander

    Date: July 26, 2015 Scripture: Luke 15:11-37 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessings” is my favorite hymn. The tune, Nettleton, is named after Asahel Nettleton, a Connecticut evangelist who was active in the ea.. readread & listen

  • A Song of Thanksgiving

    Date: July 12, 2015 Scripture: Job 26:7-14 and 38:34-7 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Years ago, I heard stand-up comedian David Roche. He began his routine on stage with his back to the audience. In those first moments, he endeared himself to us by his gentle s.. readread & listen

  • God Is Here!

    Date: Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • A Song of Peace, for Lands Afar and Mine

    Date: July 5, 2015 Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: A story I heard on The Takeway last week caught my ear, and resonated with this text from Isaiah and my thinking about patriotism. The story was about the plight o.. readread & listen

  • God of the Neighbor, God of the Foe

    Date: June 28, 2015 Scripture: Matthew 5:38-48 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: I hate white supremacists. I consider them my enemy. I despise their values and their actions. I despise their ignorance, and their dehumanizing of Jewish people, of dark-.. readread & listen

  • No More a Stranger or a Guest

    Date: June 14, 2015 Scripture: Mark 10:13-16 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Long ago I was introduced to the four Quaker questions, often used when a group of people are just getting to know one another. The questions are answered one at a time, after.. readread & listen

  • Being Closed

    Date: June 7, 2015 Scripture: Mark 3:19b-35 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Labor Pains

    Date: May 31, 2015 Scripture: Romans 8:22-27 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Well, the news is in, and it’s either good or bad, depending on how you read it. The news I’m talking about is a major project done by the Pew Research Cen.. readread & listen

  • Holding Space

    Date: May 17, 2015 Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Let us pray: Strength and beauty are in your sanctuary. One of our Stephen Ministers, Leslie Wykoff, recently showed me a new beautiful thing. That is the Japanese art of .. readread & listen

  • This is Love

    Date: May 10, 2015 Scripture: John 15:9-17 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Atheists are getting some good press these days. As Christendom wanes in influence in the northern and western hemispheres, atheists are finding their voice and using it. The.. readread & listen

  • We, Like Sheep

    Date: April 26, 2015 Scripture: John 10:11-18 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Last week the New York Times published an article that confirmed what dog lovers have known all along. The article reported that “Japanese researchers found that dogs wh.. readread & listen