• Bless Their Hearts

    Date: September 17, 2017 Scripture: Romans 12:9-21 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: As we continue on in this little sermon series on Romans 12, we focus today’s sermon on verse 14, words that encourage us to “bless those who persecute you; bless a.. readread & listen

  • The Hospitality Ethic

    Date: September 10, 2017 Scripture: Romans 12:9-21 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: We had some friends over for dinner on Monday night, and we sat down and I lifted my fork and took a bite. Our friends, who are not churchgoers, looked at me as though I had lo.. readread & listen

  • Holding Fast

    Date: September 3, 2017 Scripture: Romans 12: 9-21 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: One of the interesting things about this text from Romans is that Paul never tells us what love is, what evil is, or what good is. There is either the assumption that we, like .. readread & listen

  • Keys of the Kingdom

    Date: August 27, 2017 Scripture: Matthew 16:13-20 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Completing the Pilgrimage

    Date: August 20, 2017 Scripture: Genesis 32:22-31 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: Rev. Eileen Parfrey Since the rest of the church is at the beach this weekend learning pilgrimage practices, I thought we could read this story of Jacob through the lens of my own pilgrimage exper.. readread & listen

  • Stories of Grace

    Date: August 13, 2017 Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33 Preacher: Rev. Chris Murphy Guest Preacher: Please pray with me… When I saw that the lectionary option this week is the story of Jesus walking on water, I had to laugh because close to 30 years ago I pr.. readread & listen

  • Not Yet, But Soon

    Date: August 6, 2017 Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: A theologian Mary Pellauer once said, “If there’s anything worth calling theology, it is listening to people’s stories, listening to them and cherishing them,.. readread & listen

  • For the Good

    Date: July 30, 2017 Scripture: Romans 8:26-39 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • A Deeply Personal and Relational God

    Date: July 23, 2017 Scripture: Psalm 139:1-24 Preacher: Rev. Chris Murphy Guest Preacher: In the summer of 2006, my wife, Karen, and I went on a pilgrimage to Scotland with a group of about ten people. For those of you new to the experience of a pilgrimage, imagine .. readread & listen

  • Gardening Faith

    Date: July 16, 2017 Scripture: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: My dear friend Alison is one of the brightest and kindest and most thoughtful people you will ever know. She and her husband, Fred, are godparents to Sarah, and every day we wi.. readread & listen

  • The Way

    Date: July 9, 2017 Scripture: John 14:1-7 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: This past spring I invited folks to let me know of scripture passages they have struggled with and would like to hear a sermon on. I didn’t get much of a response –.. readread & listen

  • Sharing the Sky

    Date: July 2, 2017 Scripture: Matthew 10:40-42 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: The Moth is a nonprofit group based in New York City dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. They host a radio hour and a podcast, during which people tell their storie.. readread & listen

  • God and Laughter

    Date: June 18, 2017 Scripture: Genesis 18:1-15 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: God and Laughter Genesis 18:1-15 The year before we moved to Portland, Gregg was working full time and I was doing little gigs here and there, my main work being parenti.. readread & listen

  • God as Verb

    Date: June 11, 2017 Scripture: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: This morning I’d like to think and imagine with you a little, and explore the idea of God being a verb more than a noun, and what that might mean for us as we walk throug.. readread & listen

  • Guest Sermon by Caroline Kurtz

    Date: June 4, 2017 Scripture: Acts 2:1-21 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: Caroline Kurtz So picture this: Harold Kurtz, my dad, whom many of you knew, is about thirty years old. He has gone with his wife and three young daughters, including both Janie and me, to Et.. readread & listen

  • The Heart of Compassion

    Date: May 28, 2017 Scripture: 1 Peter 3:8-18a Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Who in the community most needs the love of Jesus right now? Maybe the first name that came to mind was your own. Maybe the first name that came to mind was of a dear frie.. readread & listen

  • We Belong to God

    Date: May 21, 2017 Scripture: Mark 2:23-27; Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:8-11 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: When and what are you doing when you have a deep sense of love and connection? I was nine years old, living in rural East Tennessee, surrounded by the deep green shade of .. readread & listen

  • And Their Eyes Were Open

    Date: April 30, 2017 Scripture: Luke 24:13-35 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: There is something about this story that I find… cozy. Or reassuring. Or I just love it because it’s not too complicated – except for the part about Jesus di.. readread & listen

  • The Beauty of Doubt

    Date: April 23, 2017 Scripture: John 20:19-31 Preacher: Rev. Chris Murphy Guest Preacher: Today we have the opportunity to reflect on the resurrection story involving Thomas. You know Thomas. He’s the disciple known for doubting. Poor guy. What a tough reputat.. readread & listen

  • The New Day

    Date: April 16, 2017 Scripture: John 20:1-18 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: We’re so glad you’re worshipping with us today on Easter, the brightest day of the Christian year. It’s a good Sunday to be here, what with flowers galore and.. readread & listen