The Redemption of Scrooge: The Remembrance of Christmas Past

Please read Isaiah 9:2,6 & Luke 2:8-14 to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: “The Remembrance of Christmas Past: Hope from Heartbreak” Reflection Questions: The Prophet Isaiah speaks of people who have walked in a land of deep darkness.  Are there ways that you feel this deep darkness in our world today? In the Gospel … [Read more…]

Giving Thanks

Please read Psalm 138, Micah 6: 6-8, and Luke 17:11-19  and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: “Giving Thanks” Key Verse:  “On the day I called, you answered me, you strengthen my life.” Psalm 138:3 Have you ever found yourself calling out to God? If so why? How does God … [Read more…]

Knowing and No-ing

Please read Mark 1:29-39 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: Knowing and No-ing Key Verse: “In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.” Mark 1: 35 In this passage Jesus models prayer, in what … [Read more…]

Be Still, and Know

Please read Psalm 46 and Hebrews 12:1 -2 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: Be Still and Know Key Verse: “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.  Psalm 46:10 What helps you to be still in … [Read more…]

Stewardship: Give All You Can

Please read Luke 19:1-10 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: Stewardship- Give all you can Key Verse: Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will be themselves refreshed. (Proverbs 3: 13-14) How does the story of Zacchaeus affect your understanding of giving? In this story, Zacchaeus takes bold … [Read more…]

Stewardship: Earn All You Can

Please read Luke 16: 1-13 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: Stewardship – Earn all you can Key Verse: Such is the end of all who are greedy for gain; it takes away the life of its possessors.  (Proverbs 1: 19) What’s your motivation to earn money? What does … [Read more…]

Stewardship: Wisdom

Please read 1 Kings 3:1-13 and use these notes to prepare for the sermon. Sermon Focus: Stewardship-  Wisdom Happy are those who find wisdom and those who gain understanding.  Her profit is better than silver and her gain better than gold.  (Proverbs 3: 13-14) King Solomon asks for wisdom when offered anything in the world. … [Read more…]

Core Values: God Centered Family

Please read 1 Corinthians 13 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: A Vision for God Centered Family Our Core Value: God Centered Family We seek to empower one another through transformational worship, continual learning, and meaningful fellowship in order to create a safe place of grace and compassion in … [Read more…]

A Vision for Justice-Focused Outreach

Please read Matthew 25: 31-40 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: A Vison for Justice Focused Outreach Our Core Value: Justice Focused Outreach We seek to engage in the work of justice by feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, housing the homeless, visiting the sick and imprisoned, welcoming the … [Read more…]

Core Values: Radical Inclusivity

Please read Romans 12: 9-18 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: A Vision for Radical Inclusivity Our Core Value; Radical Inclusivity We seek to embrace persons of any age, sex, gender identity, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, economic condition, and physical or mental ability as full participants in loving … [Read more…]