Sermons

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Threatening the Powerful

April 14, 2019
Jesus got angry at those who were threatened by the message of love and forgiveness. What can we learn about anger from his reaction?
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Give Up: Part 4

April 13, 2019
The Lenten Season is meant to shake us, awaken us from lethargy, bring us back to center, bring us back to ourselves, bring us back to God. Even Jesus “emptied…

Social Order

April 7, 2019
Jesus was a carpenter’s kid without education. He wasn't among the socially elite. Some were offended by him because he acted above his place in society. Who offends us if…
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Give Up: Part 3

April 7, 2019
In Part 3 of the Give Up series we ask, "What does it mean to recognize the Bible playing out around us? How does that awareness impact our decisions?
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Moving Past Anger: Week 1

March 31, 2019
Jesus provoked people to anger; in fact, he might provoke the same feeling in us. Here's how to move past anger, both with Jesus and others.
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Give Up: Failure

March 30, 2019
Who told you you're not allowed to fail? Everyone fails. Through failure we learn and in failure we lean on the abundant grace of God.

Cling to Jesus

March 24, 2019
In today's do-it-yourself (DIY) culture, there are some things we can't, in fact must not, do by ourselves, but rather in connection with others.
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What Are You Praying For?

March 17, 2019
What are you praying for? The Lord's prayer has three distinct sections. Let's break them down and find out how our prayers can become more effective.
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Doing the Work Today, and Tomorrow

March 16, 2019
We must continue doing our work. The evil of this world wants to exploit our differences...it's not the person sitting on the other side from you. We cannot believe the…
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Uncluttering

March 10, 2019
Uncluttering our lives is a major focus of Lent. Jesus said to 'get our house in order.' The example we set with our lives impacts others. Let's take stock and…
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Give Up

March 10, 2019
This is not the time to give up. LGBTQ+ decisions by the United Methodist Church have awakened us in a startling way. Pastor Stephanie Lendt and Autumn Dennis share personal…
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Getting In Alignment

March 3, 2019
In times like these, we often feel clueless, confused, and in need of direction. But, God is calling us to be transformed. Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk explains.
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The Sailor’s Bible

March 2, 2019
Come aboard for three seafaring stories of God’s miraculous love: Noah’s Ark, Jonah, and Paul’s shipwreck! This musical, written by Allen Pote and Tom Long and presented by the 4th-6th…
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Spirit-driven Disruption

February 24, 2019
Spirit-driven disruption can happen anywhere, anytime. If fact, it may be happening right now. Pastor Greg Weeks explains with a bowling parable.
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It’s NOT That Easy!

February 23, 2019
The Psalms say, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you…
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How Do People Know You’re a Christian?

February 17, 2019
Find out why living our faith is much more powerful that 'preaching' our faith to others.
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Trust and Tenacity

February 17, 2019
Do you tend to 'rescue' loved ones from poor decisions? Over time, have you found it to be fruitless and exhausting? Of course you have, and there’s a reason for…
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A Total Makeover

February 3, 2019
We need a change of direction, a TOTAL MAKEOVER involving three things, says Rev. Greg Weeks. The obsession with success, to always be right, and to never lose control. Replace…
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Gone Fishing

February 2, 2019
Remember the first time God seemed real? Really real? And came close? Or maybe too close? Yikes! The disciples know how you feel.
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Unleashing Your Hidden Power

January 27, 2019
No matter who you are, you have a hidden power! You only need to realize it. Find out what this power is and how you can release it.
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WHAT Did He Say?

January 26, 2019
Stop and really think about this…the same Holy Spirit, so crucial in the life and work of Jesus, is available to YOU and ME. The very same one.
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Enjoy Your Spa Day

January 20, 2019
Sometimes we feel trapped in our lives and don't know what to do. It's time to follow David's example, step outside ourselves, and shift perspective. Learn how.

Sprinkle, Pour, or Dunk

January 19, 2019
Whether we sprinkle, pour, or dunk, the Sacrament of Baptism is “an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.” Learn more.

You Are Special…

January 13, 2019
You don't have to do great things to be a disciple, only small things in great--and humble--ways, says Pastor Greg Weeks. Find out why you are special.
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Do You Know How ‘You’ You Are?

January 6, 2019
As we begin a new series on 'Celebrating You!' we need to appreciate our own uniqueness as well as look at others through the 5 “C’s” that characterize them. Learn…
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A Light That Will Never Go Out

January 5, 2019
When do you seek Jesus...in times of crisis or when there's an illness or a loss? It's time to realize that the light of Jesus is with us always. We…
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The King of Fear & The King of Peace

December 30, 2018
We can't take seriously what the depth of redemption means until we take seriously the suffering of the world the King of Peace, and we, are born into. Learn why…
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Gifts With A Message

December 24, 2018
Reflect on God's gift to you while you unwrap the others this Christmas. What gift will you give back to God, and what will that message be?
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Christmas Grace

December 23, 2018
'Grace is the gift of God all around us everyday', says Pastor Greg Weeks. 'We only need open our eyes.' Learn how in this Christmastime message.
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Worthy of Love

December 22, 2018
"As children of God, we are worthy of love. No matter who we are, God knows us. God loves us intimately and deeply." -Rev. Stephanie Lendt.
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Duck and Cover

December 16, 2018
Stress is the time to stand up and watch for God's deliverance, not duck and cover. Find out how you can avoid hiding your head in the sand when turbulent…

Love’s Great Expectations

December 16, 2018
Do you have two coats? Share one with someone in need. That's what God's love is all about, and it brings great expectations for a better world.

In A Different Place

December 8, 2018
The familiarity of the holidays can sometimes create a longing to escape to a different time filled with childlike awe and wonder. But, what if the perfect time is the…
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Songs of Christmas

December 2, 2018
There's a story behind your favorite Christmas carol. Find out what it is, and add special meaning to it, in this unique sermon by Pastor Greg Weeks.

Hanging of the Greens 2018

December 1, 2018
Three pastors share meditations of the season during a beautiful Hanging of the Greens service. Pastors: Phil Estes, Jim Peich, and Stephanie Lendt.
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Skipping Church

Reasons for skipping church abound. But, the real reason you should attend may surprise you. It's time we change our perspective on worship.
Christ the King Sunday

Christ the King

November 24, 2018
In celebration of Christ the King Sunday, let's expand our understanding of the phrase 'Christ the King.' In doing so, we may become more aware of how to interact with…
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It’s Just Business

We sometimes justify things that hurt people, especially in business. But Jesus calls us to listen, be honest, and be an advocate for the oppressed. How?
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Seeking Courage

November 17, 2018
This has been an emotionally and spiritually exhausting time in our country. Look no further than the daily news. It is easy to despair. Seeking courage? Let’s do that together.
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Clickbait

Sometimes, we are 'clickbait.' We indulge in stuff online we wouldn’t do in public. Discover how to overcome that tendency.

More Than Meets the Eye

November 11, 2018
There's so much more than meets the eye in life. Jesus sets an example throughout the Gospels to pay attention. Life is happening all around us.
Secret Sins, Greg Weeks

The Prosperity Gospel

Discipleship is not about 'what I can get out of it' now, but about being so in love with Christ that you're willing to do whatever it takes to follow…

All Saints Sunday

November 4, 2018
All Saints Sunday is a special time that is set aside to reflect on all those who have passed before us. Let us honor and celebrate their lives and the…

Can You Feel It?

November 3, 2018
We know we’re called to Love God and Love Neighbor, but even during the mid-term elections? Especially then; find out how.

Common Praise

October 28, 2018
The heart of praise is celebrating the miracle-making ability of God. Let's celebrate some of the miracles members of the church have experienced.
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Generous God

October 27, 2018
To know God’s love is to overflow with God’s love. It all begins with God.
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Common Possessions

October 21, 2018
The Acts 4 church held everything as common possessions. They demonstrated why we can’t separate the way we live from the one who claims our heart. If Jesus is the…

Generous Church

October 20, 2018
What does it mean to be a generous church? It's people coming together to both receive and give. By doing so, we become part of something far greater than ourselves.…

Common Place

October 14, 2018
God called those that came before us to build a 'common place.' Now we are called to not only keep it strong but growing in outreach for Christ.

A Compelling Outpouring

October 14, 2018
A compelling reading of the Bible brings out life, redemption, creativity, and an outpouring of grace. Find out how you can read the written word in a way that it…