“Downsize the Burdens You Carry and Travel Lightly”



Many of us carry our pain like bricks in a suitcase and it becomes part of our identity.  Is anybody with me on this?  Our life is a string of events and stories – a collection of both good and not-so-good.  This Sunday, we invite you to reflect and hold your painful stories you carry.  What lies beneath under your unexamined stories, your unforgiven wounds and the crippling weight of oppression?  Could you let go?  How do you begin to let go?

Archbishop Desmond Tutu says, “We are not responsible for what breaks us, but we can be responsible for what puts us back together again.”  Let us stay where our pain is.  Be still and know God is there.  In that liminal space, we are invited to carry the cross of our own reality until God transforms us through it.  Join us.  Amen.

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2024 January – February Worship Series

Fierce Love


Inspired by the tenets of ubuntu—the Zulu phrase, “I am who I am because we are who we are”, that we are each impacted by the circumstances that impact those around us, and that the world won’t get better until we all get better.  In her book, Fierce Love, Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis shares her own experience, of being the first female and first Black minister in her church’s history, of being in an interracial marriage, and of making peace with childhood abuse – illustrates that our human capacity for empathy and forgiveness is the key to reverse a world divided and broken.She lays out the nine daily practices in her book for breaking through tribalism and engineering the change we seek but in our worship, we will reflect on six practices. From downsizing our emotional baggage to speaking truth to power to fueling our activism with joy, it demonstrates the power of small, morally courageous steps to heal our own lives, and our larger communities.

Sharing stories that trace her personal reckoning with racism as well as the arc of her journey to an inclusive and service-driven faith, Dr. Lewis shows that kindness, compassion, and inclusive thinking are muscles that can be exercised and strengthened.  She says, Fiercely Love!  Love! Period!


Jan 14, 2024   |   Human Relations Sunday

Travel Lightly. Downsize the Burdens You Carry

1 John 4:16 – 19


Jan 21, 2024   |   Christian Unity Week

Show Kindness and Affection Wildly

Luke 10:25-37
Leviticus 19:18 (Guest Preacher: Ken Schoon)


Jan 28, 2024

Think Inclusively!  They are Your People, Too!

Luke 19:1-10
Galatians 3:28



Feb 4, 2024   |   Black History Month      

Find Joy Purposefully!  It is the Water of life!

Isaiah 12:1-6
John 4:14



Feb 11, 2024

Have Faith in Love! Love is the way! Period!

Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Leviticus 19:18