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”?

Growing a Tree-mendous Faith

Date: May 21, 2023

Speaker(s): Janeen Bertsche Johnson

Series: Like Trees Planted

Passage(s): Colossians 1:3-12, Psalm 92:12-14

The different parts of trees (roots, trunks, branches, leaves, flowers and fruits) can help us imagine different aspects of our spiritual lives: • embedding ourselves in God’s story, • growing through nurture and struggle, • celebrating our unique spiritual journey, receiving and responding to the Holy Spirit’s empowerment, • and sharing with others. As a whole, these create an ecology of prayer, a spiritual habitat or home