Planting Sequoias

Faith calls us into something of which we may never see the fullness in our lifetimes. As we remember those who have shaped our faith, we witness the beauty of "seeing and welcoming" the promises of God, even "from a distance."

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Joy. . .No Matter What

Date: October 10, 2023

Speaker(s): Ruben and Idella Chupp

Series: Joy

Passage(s): 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24

Annual church retreat focusing on the theme of Renewing Our Joy. Ruben and Idella Chupp, who are offering our input for the weekend, will bring the message, which is inspired by Philippians 1:3-6 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24.

Accept, Share, Worship

As we celebrate World Communion Sunday, we worship God who unites us across denominations, nationalities,languages, traditions, and customs. When we gather at the table of Christ Jesus, we do so with people throughout the word, to share in this holy meal and learn of God’s expansive love.

Bring Your Baggage: “Good” and “Bad”

Date: September 24, 2023

Speaker(s): Guest Speakers, Mariah Martin

Series: Bring Your Baggage

Passage(s): Isaiah 5:20

How do we know what is good or bad? Evil or holy? Sacred or profane? And what does it mean if we are called to be “bad”?

“Dont’s,” Disconnection, and Direction

Date: September 21, 2023

Speaker(s): Naomi Yoder

Series: Bring Your Baggage

Passage(s): Romans 6:11-18

Sin - Language of “sin” can carry connotations of condemnation or lists of “don’ts.” In Scripture, we see sin represented in personal and collective terms, by actions and failure to act, and as something from which we can find freedom in Jesus. How does Biblical language of sin as “missing the mark” or “losing the way” affect how we think about the concepts of “sin” and “sinner?