• Together

    Date: May 19, 2019 Scripture: Acts 11:1-18 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Last Sunday, during our adult-education hour, we heard from the Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero. A memorable thing he said was that we often say we wa.. readread & listen

  • Who Is Family?

    Date: May 12, 2019 Scripture: Mark 3:31-35 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: Caroline Kurtz .. readread & listen

  • Ordinary Resurrection

    Date: April 28, 2019 Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; John 20:19-23 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: Rev. Eileen Parfrey Here’s my dirty little secret: I work out my faith questions through writing sermons. Which explains why I’ve put together two scripture texts not normally read tog.. readread & listen

  • The Living Christ

    Date: April 21, 2019 Scripture: Luke 24:1-12 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Let us pray. O Christ, our familiar stranger, you meet us on our way, and will not let us go. As we listen to your incredible tale this morning, Give us your deepest bles.. readread & listen

  • Parading

    Date: April 14, 2019 Scripture: Philippians 2:5-11 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: How many sopranos does it take to change a light bulb? Ten. One to change it, and nine to think they can do it better. (I myself am a soprano, and I believe there is some truth.. readread & listen

  • Trash or Treasure

    Date: April 7, 2019 Scripture: Philippians 3:4b-14 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: We’ve spent this Lenten season looking at some bits of the letters of the apostle Paul, and I must commend you all for hanging in there with the apostle. Paul is rarely e.. readread & listen

  • No Privilege

    Date: March 24, 2019 Scripture: Philippians 2:1-8 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Our scripture reading this morning is based on an ancient song of praise. “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form of God.. readread & listen

  • Heavenly Creatures

    Date: March 17, 2019 Scripture: Philippians 3:17-4:1 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Maybe you all had a similar experience to mine. When I was younger, often when I’d leave the house for one reason or another, my mother would call out, “Remember wh.. readread & listen

  • Faith Letter

    Date: March 10, 2019 Scripture: Romans 10:8b-13 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Building the Mystery

    Date: March 3, 2019 Scripture: Luke 9:28-36 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Can all mysteries be explained? Nearly sixty years ago, my aunt and uncle were married. She was a refined North Carolinian woman, the daughter of a senator, a law school g.. readread & listen

  • Imperishable

    Date: February 24, 2019 Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: If you were to buy a package of sunflower seeds to snack on, and if you bit off the kernel to get to the wee seed, and if you were to look at that seed for a few seconds, you m.. readread & listen

  • Woe Is Me or Am I Blessed?

    Date: February 17, 2019 Scripture: Luke 6:17-26 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: While on study leave in January, I learned a new preacher’s trick: the four-page sermon, in which the sermon is structured in four parts: problem in the text, problem in .. readread & listen

  • Never Be the Same

    Date: February 10, 2019 Scripture: Luke 5:1-11 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Valentine’s Day is this week. Some people anticipate it with great gusto and joy. Others do their best to ignore it.It’s an important time for businesses: purv.. readread & listen

  • Consequences, Intended and Otherwise

    Date: February 3, 2019 Scripture: Luke 4:21-30 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Of course many of you are familiar with Isaac Newton’s third law, that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. As it is in the world of nature and scie.. readread & listen

  • How Are We Doing?

    Date: January 27, 2019 Scripture: Luke 4:14-21 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: How are we doing, Westminster? It’s a good question to ask at least once a year. So, how are we doing? We can answer that question by looking at numbers, for those o.. readread & listen

  • What Does Peace Look Like?

    Date: January 20, 2019 Scripture: Isaiah 62:1-5 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: The people who lived in darkness have seen a great light, Isaiah told us once, back in Advent as we were awaiting the birth of the Christ child. We’re now in the season o.. readread & listen

  • Beloved, Precious, and Powerful

    Date: January 13, 2019 Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: One of our deepest desires is to belong. And most of us have at some point have felt the pain of not belonging. Before I went to seminary, I studied in Chicago for a master&rsq.. readread & listen

  • Following God, Following the King

    Date: January 6, 2019 Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • The Christian's New Clothes

    Date: December 30, 2018 Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: I’ve been thinking about the holidays and how they bring out the best and worst in us, don’t they? Some people bring a long list of expectations and judge the goodn.. readread & listen

  • Piercing the Darkness

    Date: December 23, 2018 Scripture: John 1:1-5 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: If the only gospel we had was the fourth one, the Gospel According to John, things might look a lot different today. We might not be celebrating the birth of Jesus; we would ha.. readread & listen