Recent Sermons

September 7, 2014 “Tough Choices, New Beginnings”

Pastor Tracy examines the subtle ways people use language to separate “us” from “others” as part of the process of discrimination and oppression, from the ancient story of the Israelites in Egypt to the geo-politics of today.

September 14 2014 “Habitual Forgiven-ness”

Pepper Swanson is a recent graduate of Pacific School of Religion and is currently a candidate for ordination in the UCC. In this sermon, she explored a deeper understanding of the obligation of forgiveness as stated in Matthew 18:21 – 35.  She suggested a technique from improv theater that can [...]

August 31, 2014 “Who am I, that I should go?”

Starting from the story of Moses and the burning bush, Pastor Tracy explores the timeless human urge to avoid life’s truly big challenges in hopes someone more worthy will step forward. Her message is that when God challenges us, he also promises to walk with us and, often in very [...]

August 24 2014 “The Not-So-Golden Rule”

On her first regular Sunday with us, Pastor Tracy explores the Parable of the Good Samaritan and the life story of the abolitionist John Newton (writer of Amazing Grace) and finds that “Love your neighbor as yourself’ is a more challenging idea than we may think.

August 3, 2014 “Jesus Bread”

On his final Sunday with us as our Interim Pastor, Ken explores the idea of Communion as an intimate act of eating together . . . the act that most defines a family.  Scripture Matthew 14: 13-21.

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