Sermons

Loving the Oppressor

The church should embody a heart of peace, even for those viewed as oppressors. How is this even possible? Sr. Pastor Greg Weeks explores some thoughts.

Who’s In Charge Here?

June 16, 2018
Who really is in charge? We strive to master our lives and our world, but there are some things only God can make happen. Here are some inspiring thoughts.

All Music is Written in the Same Key

June 10, 2018
All music is in the key of hope. Find out all the meanings of hope in your life, and be sure to feed the right wolf.

You Want Me To Do What?

June 9, 2018
We are all sent to share with those we meet. You never know how much impact you'll have, if you only go.

Breaking Glass Walls

Christ has broken down ALL human distinctions. Will you embody this by caring for others who are unlike you in age, race, sexuality, gender, wealth, education, etc.? Find out how.

Following the Rules

June 2, 2018
Jesus’ ministry is full of examples of how practicing Sabbath would benefit us all. Rest is holy. Renewal is essential. Whew! What are we waiting for?

Things Are Just Plain Wrong

Jesus’ simple 'love your neighbor as yourself' is a clear way of determining right from wrong. Your neighbor, by definition, may have differing experiences, background, views, but they are still…

Love and Other Heavenly Things

May 27, 2018
Why do we try to take love, and other heavenly things, and explain them, tame them, make them bow to us? Are we so fearful of wonder, awe, and the…

Are We Crazy Enough?

May 20, 2018
On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended and the Church of Jesus Christ was born. Since then, Christians have been the craziest, most counter cultural people in the world. But, are…

Who’s In Your Circle

May 20, 2018
'Who's In Your Circle,' is based on the scripture Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Acts 11:1-18.

Sighs Too Deep For Words

May 19, 2018
In Romans 8:22-27 we read '...the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs…

Why Do You Love Me?

May 13, 2018
How is a mother's love like God's love? Is love free or something you earn? Don't miss this Mother's Day message by Pastor Greg.

Love Never Fails

May 12, 2018
"Love is patient, love is kind." Imagine if everyone would naturally extend grace to the generation that came before, as well as the generation that follows.” Don't miss this Mother's…

Plug Into Jesus

May 6, 2018
Have you ever found yourself frustrated because your mobile phone battery is almost drained? Here's how we can “Plug into Jesus” so that our spiritual battery stayes charged.

The Church Isn’t What You Think It Is

April 29, 2018
The church is where Jesus comes alive through the power of story. This is where you know, in your heart, that there is a God who loves you and has…

No Matter What

April 28, 2018
Think of someone you love deeply. Your relationship with God is every bit as real. Through the love-language of prayer, perspective shifts, and it’s a new day.

Jesus Isn’t Who You Think He Is

April 22, 2018
Jesus is our link to God. Through Him, we experience God’s presence and desire for our lives. It’s NOT rational, but spiritual, which is what makes Jesus so amazing.

Look Again

April 21, 2018
“The Lord is my shepherd…” In the midst of darkness and pain there is still the excruciating beauty of living in the moment. Think you know Psalm 23? Look Again…

God Isn’t Who You Think God Is

April 15, 2018
God is infinitely above us in every aspect. To think you understand one part of God, you are confronted by the total opposite: infinitely wise yet amazingly simple.

We Are Family

April 14, 2018
Rev. Steve Harbaugh is a gifted speaker and teacher. His message, 'We Are Family,' was delivered at Manchester United Methodist Church's historic chapel.

You Aren’t Who You Think You Are

April 8, 2018
You are not who you think you are. We are limited people, controlled by forces beyond our understanding, and seeing things from skewed perspectives. So, to be able to say…

Easter Peace

April 1, 2018
Easter is preceded by a jumble of emotions, but the appearance of Christ brings PEACE. Find out what peace really means in the Easter sermon by Sr. Pastor Greg Weeks.

The Tunnel Vision of Palm Sunday

It is focusing on the good, not the bad, that gets us through the bad. How did Jesus get through the bad? WHO was he looking toward?

Jesus, the Other

“The story (of the Good Samaritan by Jesus) is not about to whom are we to be neighbors. It’s about who is a neighbor to us."  (William Willimon)

Loving the Other in Church

“…church is not where we get what we want out of God; church is God’s means for getting what God wants out of us.” (William Willimon)

The People Loved the Darkness

March 18, 2018
Don’t we just love to hide all of our bad qualities, mistakes, and doubts! We hide them away, because maybe then they will go away. It never works.

Wake Up Calls

The jolts in our lives often make us look at things from a broader perspective. We can understand them better by seeking God’s direction and celebrating what we discover.

Learning to Fear Like Christians

“…fear out of proportion, fear that plays upon insecurities and builds artificial barriers between us, is fear that cheats us of all that God intends us to be.” (William H.…

The Other, My Enemy

"Our problem is too much fear...as we allow our lives to be dominated by the avoidance of evil rather than the pursuit of good" (William H. Willimon).

Not Today, Satan

February 25, 2018
The thing about being a Christian, is that it’s kind of difficult. Often, the way of the world is easier than the way of Christ. But, the way of Christ,…

Good Grief?

February 25, 2018
Grief never goes away, for grief is a part of life, but Jesus demonstrates a power over grief that can give us hope in the midst of pain.

Saved by the Other


How Jesus Changes As We Change

February 18, 2018
This sermon is part of a series on 'Navigating Life's Changes.' To live is to change, and growing up means going through transitions, both easy and difficult. But, our faith…

Fear of the Other

This sermon is part of a Lenten series based on the popular book by William H. Willimon: Fear of the Other, No Fear in Love.

God Redeems, Not Destroys

February 16, 2018
Lent is the perfect time to reflect on the life we live and the life that Jesus lived, but also to remember that death will find us—as death found Christ.…

Into the Fire

February 14, 2018
Clinging to God in the midst of suffering purifies us, especially purifying our ability to love. What needs to be burned away in your life: jealousy, anger impatience?

On A Mission

February 11, 2018
All our training in Boot Camp Discipleship hasn't been so we can stay inside the church, it's to go beyond the church walls. What's your mission for Christ?

Embodying Transfiguration

February 11, 2018
Transfiguration Sunday is a high Christian holy day, but what does the word 'transfiguration' really mean to us as the body of Christ?

The Ways of Healing

February 10, 2018
What do vulnerability and courage have to do with prayer and healing? Find out.

Embodying Transformation

February 4, 2018
The Gospel makes us more than we could ever be alone. It has the power of healing our sickness and removing our demons. Discover how God in our lives both…

Being the Team

February 4, 2018
The church is a place where friendships form across diverse lines. But, do we take friends for granted? How can we better support each other?

God Never Sleeps

February 3, 2018
"But those who wait upon GOD get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.” (Isaiah…

Stay In Love With God

January 28, 2018
Stay in love with God; that's the most important thing Christians can do, says Bishop Robert Farr.

Community

January 20, 2018
There are people in your life who ache for a sense of community. What is your favorite thing about the life we share in this faith community?

Embodying Our Calling

January 14, 2018
God calls all of us. When God calls us it may be scary or exciting but the Good News of Christ, the Gospel, is embodied in us—we are a part…

Specializing

January 14, 2018
Specializing is an important part of boot camp. Each of us is given special talents, to be used in different places, in different times. Discover yours.

Baptism

January 13, 2018
What exactly is holy, sacred and mystical about Baptism? Everything. Find out why.

God Embodied

January 7, 2018
The Good News is this: God has become embodied in Jesus Christ! But what does that even mean for us?

Meet the Drill Sergeant

January 7, 2018
We keep Jesus too much like a storybook character, and too little as someone we can have a personal relationship with.