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Current Series

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? Join us in January as 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.

Adventures on the River

God shows up in powerful ways through scripture stories that take place on lakes and near rivers.  From Moses to Isaiah, Joshua to Ezekiel, Lydia to Jesus – there always seems to be an adventure on the water and the people of God are repeatedly stretched in new and challenging ways. Isaiah’s words can bring all of us some much needed comfort..."When you pass through the waters, I will be with you".

Courage

Our vision statement proclaims that we want to be known as a courageous Christian community. What does courage look like in Christianity? What does courage look like for us in this time and place? Courage can be found in small actions and conversations that we do each and every day. We will look at the early church in Acts to gain wisdom into our own acts of courage.

 

Blessed

Every week, Pastor Brooke ends worship with a benediction, a blessing. This month in worship, we will be looking at each phrase of that blessing in detail and the scriptures that echo it. It is a powerful act to bless others, and to be blessed. What does that blessing do for us? For others? Join us in worship to discover the meaning be hind this blessing and others in your life.

Social Justice Sunday

We feature guests, Dr. Thaddeus Johnson and Dr. Natasha Johnson. Hosted by our Social Justice and Anti-Racism teams, the Johnsons will speak in worship and then join us for a time of community conversation over ZOOM.

Resurrection

The staff of the Minnesota Annual Conference created a worship service for us this week. Our new resident bishop, Bishop David Bard, will preach on looking for signs of resurrection when we have doubt and despair.

Easter

Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The story of new life and God's promises has never been more needed or more relevant. Pastor Brook will share a message, our musicians will lead us in Music (including the Hallelujah chorus!) , and we will have some interactive pieces from our congregation members.

Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart

What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press onward when our tightly-knit plans unravel into loose threads? When the song we've been singing, the life we've been living, the road we've been cruising, comes undone? We will explore stories of unraveled shame, identity, fear, grief, and expectations-stories where God meets us in the spiraling and unraveling plans turn us into something new.

Forgiveness

For two weeks in worship, we'll be talking about forgiveness. We will start by exploring how and why we forgive others. In Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, he encouraged his disciples to "turn the other cheek" and "love their enemies." What does forgiveness mean? Why is it so important? Does it mean everything is just fine? 

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