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SERVICES

Current Series

Experiencing the Holy: Celebration & Responsibility for God’s Creation

Join us for 4 weeks in worship as we connect more deeply with creation and claim God’s call on us to be caretakers of the earth. For many of us, God is never more present or real than when we can experience God out in nature. Together, we will be sharing our love of nature along with urgent needs of environmental justice.

 

Love is All You Need-Fall 2022

Love is a simple word with a lot of complexity behind it. When questioned about the most important commandment, Jesus said that loving God and loving others were the greatest of priorities. Paul wrote some of the most beautiful words about love, saying that love was greater even than hope and faith. We will kick off our fall talking, sharing, and practicing loving God and others. From the delight of loving our children to the challenge of loving our enemies, love is a wonder and a mystery. Loving others sounds wonderful, but is often the hardest work we will ever do. Good thing we get to wrestle with it together!

 

Summer Worship 2022

While Pastor Brooke is on renewal leave, we are fortunate to hear from guest preachers Rev. Melanie Homan, Rev. Lauren Rheingans (Univ. of MN Wesley Foundation) and Rev. Terry Benedett-Farmer. We welcome them warmly and enjoy hearing hew perspectives on our ancient text.

What Makes Us Cry

Joy and laughter can bring tears to our eyes. We cry when we are overwhelmed by the sadness and pain in our lives and world. In the midst of joy and pain, there is a great beauty to be seen.

May Series

God works through small, seemingly insignificant moments as well. As we seek to be Easter people, let us remember the stories in our Bible where God took ordinary people, ordinary objects, ordinary places and used them in great big ways to flood the world with love and joy: tiny mustard seeds, two fish, five rocks. Join us as we explore how these small things made a big difference.

Easter Week

Join us for Easter week worship, beginning with Palm Sunday worship on April 10 at 10am. All ages join in a Palm Processional and Holy Communion. Good Friday worship on April 15 at 7pm is an evening of reflection and music. Easter morning we celebrate the Risen Christ at 9am and 10:30am.

Sermon on the Mount

The greatest ever preached. We dive deep into the words of Jesus this Lent and listen to them anew. When Jesus climbed onto the hillside and spoke to the crowd, he gifted all of us with words that could change the world.

What Matters Most: Urgent Issues for Today

We asked Millennials (b. 1981—1996) and Generation Z (b. 1997—2012) to share what issues they thought were the most urgent to address. These two generations are now the two largest generations alive today. The future of our church requires that we understand them, care about them, and connect with them. Together we’ll examine how scripture can inform the way we understand and engage with these issues.

 

Faith AND Doubt

Too often, doubt is described as an enemy of faith. The more doubts you have, the less faith you must have. But what if we could see it a different way? What is doubt was just a natural part of faith, a healthy part of faith? What if it was something we could embrace instead of criticize? We explore the gifts that doubt can bring to our faith and how we can encourage on another to give voice to the questions, ponderings, and doubts that come  our way.

Housing the Holy

This Advent we will explore ways we can house the holy in new and creative ways. With a weary world surrounding us, how might we find a place for the Christ child to be born? How might we transform what’s right in front of us into solutions to meet our community’s needs?

 

Transforming for Tomorrow

As faithful followers of Jesus our Christ, we aim to nurture and serve others using the best tools that we have. Loving others means that we strive to share our deep faith in relevant ways that make others feel welcome and inspired to partner with us. In worship, we will be fleshing out more about what this means, as we give thanks for the saints who came before us and we prepare for those who will come after us.

Staying Awake

Jesus asks us to stay awake—to our community, to the brokenness, to the beauty, to the world. We will be using the book Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers as our guide. The book is written by Rev. Tyler Sit, a United Methodist Church planter of New City Church in Minneapolis, a church led mostly by queer people of color. Rev. Sit wrote this guide for all of us to stay awake to the ways we can transform our inner beings as well as the wider world around us. 

 

Making Room

In a world with infinite options and possibilities, it takes intentionality to ensure we carve out space for things that really matter. This last month of summer, as we prepare for the  hustle and bustle of fall, we will take time to make space--for ourselves, one another, and the aspects of our life that matter.

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