Month: May 2020

I’ve been saying it for weeks now, in one way or another: the church is not what we thought it was. The church isn’t the building or the steeple. It’s not the sanctuary or the pulpit or the pews. It isn’t the classrooms or fellowship hall. The church isn’t…
Did you miss our video worship on Facebook last Sunday? You can watch it here!…
Episode 9 of our podcast is available now! In this week’s episode, Pastor Chris talks about the question, “How did Christ redeem and restore the world?” Plus, this week’s scripture, sermon, and a time for prayer.  You can listen to the pod right here (the player is at the…
We have been worshipping online for ten weeks today. That’s two-and-a-half months. In the grand scheme of things, that doesn’t seem like a long time. But… In the last two-and-a-half months, I have learned how to make a podcast, and how to hold meetings and Bible studies and worship…
Sunday sermon preview: We will go through this… and we will get out of this… and we will be transformed….
Episode 8 of our podcast is available now! In this week’s episode, Pastor Chris talks about one of the catchphrases of the United Church of Christ: Never place a period where God has placed a comma. Plus, this week’s scripture, sermon, and a time for prayer.  You can listen…
On the one hand… There’s a meme that’s been going around with the caption, “Day 15 of the quarantine. My wife took up gardening, but won’t tell me what she’s going to plant.” And the picture very clearly shows that she’s dug a grave. Because the guy’s wife is…
Sunday sermon preview: We love a broken world. Even to the cross. Even to the tomb. Even to resurrection. That is our religion….
Episode 7 of our podcast is available now! In this week’s episode, Pastor Chris talks about one of the catchphrases of the United Church of Christ: No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here. Plus, this week’s scripture, sermon, and a time…
During Zoom worship on Sunday, our congregation experienced an act of violence. I am not going to describe it except to say that someone hijacked one of our member’s names to come into our online sanctuary and show a video that was, itself, an act of violence. And it’s…

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