Outdoor Worship

Help us kick-off our program year by joining us for outdoor worship.

Sunday, September 8, 9:30am at Lincoln Park

Summer Sermon Series: Generosity
Join us for a summer sermon series on generosity, Sunday mornings at 9:30, August 18th through September 1st.
August is Referral Center Month
August is a Referral Center month for our church. Please leave non-perishable foods, paper items, and hygiene products under the coat rack. Thank you for your generosity!


Sunday Sermon Preview for May 19, 2019

Sunday sermon preview: You are not a hero. You are not a villain. You are not your most celebrated moment. You are not your most embarrassing one. You are not the highest moment of your ecstasy. You are not your rock bottom.

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Other Gods (Sermon for May 12, 2019)

On my drives from Davenport to DeWitt, and from DeWitt to Davenport, I listen to a lot of NPR. Last Sunday morning, as I was on my way to preach a sermon that touched upon violence at a house of worship, some people on Weekend Edition were talking about violence at houses of worship and

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Before We Are Anything Else (Sermon for May 5, 2019)

We have spent the last twenty weeks—every week since Epiphany, way back in January—reading the gospel according to Matthew. That’s a long time to spend in one gospel. Over the last four months, we’ve heard Matthew’s version of the life of Jesus. The call of John the Baptizer, the temptation in the wilderness, the beatitudes

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A New Way to Give!

This is a reprint of my column from the May 2019 Carillon Notes. Read the whole newsletter here. If you’re like me, you sometimes have trouble doing the things that you say you’ll do. A haircut can wait a week. Cleaning the bathroom can wait a couple of weeks. Going to the gym can wait

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May Carillon Notes

A new issue of the Carillon Notes is available! Check it out here! And a reminder that the deadline for the next Carillon Notes is May 20, 2019.

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Free Mom (and Dad) Hugs!

The Extravagant Welcome committee is making plans to participate in the QC Pride Unity Parade on Saturday, June 8. The Extravagant Welcome committee will be a part of this parade by joining others to give free Mom (and Dad) hugs, sharing hugs, acceptance, and unconditional love with members of the LGBTIA+ community. To join in

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Two Stories (Sermon for April 28, 2019)

Right before today’s reading from Matthew, there’s another story. In this story, some soldiers discover that the tomb where Jesus was laid is empty, and they go to the chief priests and the elders and tell them. And the chief priests and the elders give the soldiers some money and tell them, “When people ask

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