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 OutsidersCreating new places for new people is at the heart of our mission as we seek to follow Christ’s command to “go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19-20). Christ is always urging us to spread the love of God, and this means we have to be willing to make space for new people.
So what are new places the Spirit of God is calling us to create both inside and outside the church to develop relationships with new people? How does scripture guide us? How is God seeking to do something radical and new in our very midst? Explore these questions and others as we consider how God is leading us to create new places for new people in our August Sermon Series!
New Places for
New People: 
Insiders and Outsiders 
Pastor Katie Trinter
and 
Pastor Jess Horsley
August 4, 2019
 
New Places for
New People: Courageous Invitation
August 11, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
 
 
New Places for
New People:
You are the Equipment
August 18 , 2019
Pastor Jess Horsley
 
New Places for
New People
August 25 , 2019
 
 
Messy Church
 
In the beginning, God reached into the muck and formed us. What does this say about God’s willingness to be in the mess? If we are formed from the dirt and God calls that good, why do we strive so hard to be perfect/clean/pure? This sermon series will introduce the idea that we aren’t called to be perfect, but we are called to be messy. God doesn’t wait for us to be clean, but meets us right there in the mess.
Messy Church:
In the Mud
Pastor Katie Trinter
June 16, 2019
 
Messy Church:
In the Coal
Pastor Katie Trinter
June 23, 2019
 
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Messy Church: 
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Mission Trip Recount
 
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Messy Church: 
In the Clay 
Pastor Jess Horsley
June 7, 2019 
 
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Messy Church:
In the Spit
Pastor Katie Trinter
July 21, 2019
 
Messy Church:
In the Muck
Pastor Katie Trinter
July 28, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kingdom Dreams
 
Throughout scripture, God stirred hearts and minds to envision a new future. These visions and dreams, beckoned people to reimagine their current realities and called them to active participation in transforming lives and communities. Like the prophets that came before us, we are called to dream new dreams and partner with God to create a new future — not just for ourselves or for our church — but for the whole world.
 
 
Kingdom Dreams-Dreams of a
New Future
April 28, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
Kingdom Dreams – 
Dreams of a
New Feast 
May 5, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
 
Kingdom Dreams – Everybody Dreams
May 12, 2019
Dir. Student & Family
Ministries
Jess Horsley
 
 
Kingdom Dreams – Dreams of New Lives
May 19, 2019
Jay Wiesner
 
 
Kingdom Dreams –
Dreams of a New Community
May 26, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
Kingdom Dreams  Dreams of a
New World
June 2, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
DRev. Dr. David Kerr
June 9, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cultivating Resurrection-
Resurrecting the Wilderness
March 10, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
Cultivating Resurrection-Cultivating Self-Compassion and Letting Go of Perfection  
March 17, 2019
Rev. Dr. Kyle Butler
Cultivating Resurrection – Cultivating Vulnerable Courage
March 24, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
Cultivating Resurrection – Cultivating Extravagant Grace
March 31, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
Marking Our Present 
April 7, 2019
Bishop Robert Farr
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Cultivating Resurrection – Cultivating Rebellious Hope 
April 14, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
rinte Cultivating Resurrection –
Resurrecting Love
April 21, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
 
BE THE BODY
 
In this sermon series, we explore how to take the next practical steps wherever you are on your journey of faith. How can you become the body of Christ? Each week will focus on different body parts which will reveal to you different ways to  practice discipleship. What new ways can you adopt in order to become the Body of Christ? 
Be the Body-
The Body
February 3, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
 
Be the Body – 
The Heart
February 17, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
Be the Body
– The Head
February 24, 2019
Dir. Adult Ministries
Jay Wiesner
Be the Body –
The Hands and Feet
March 3, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
Holy Doubt
 
 
 
Have you ever felt unsure? Do you struggle with big questions about God that don’t seem to have answers? You are not alone. People of faith have been wrestling with doubts and questions since the very beginning. What if doubt weren’t the opposite of faith, but a way to discover more of God? What if our questions could lead us into deeper faith?
 
 
 
Holy Doubt – Wrestling with God
January 6, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
Holy Doubt – Are You Runnning from God? 
January 20, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter
Holy Doubt – Questioning God
Questions from the Congregation
January 27, 2019
Pastor Katie Trinter, Jess Horsley
& Jay Wiesner
Draw Near
 
Through the birth of Christ, God draws near to us by taking on flesh and experiencing what it is to be human. This season, we celebrate that God is still incarnate drawing ever closer to us and to the spaces in the world that are broken. Advent is a season where we respond to God’s nearness by drawing near to God. We practice Drawing Near by leaning into wonder, justice, truth, and one another.
Draw Near to Wonder
December 2, 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
 
 
Draw Near to Truth
December 9, 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
Draw Near to Justice
December 16, 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
 
Draw Near to
One Another
December 23, 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
 
Table Manners
 
In our busy lives, we don’t necessarily make a lot of time for inviting friends and neighbors over for dinner, and we certainly don’t often share our dinner table with strangers and outcasts. But that is exactly how Jesus spent much of his ministry: around a table sharing food and stories with every kind of person. The table became the heart of his ministry, a place where the hungry were fed and the broken received grace. This month we will join Jesus at the table and see what table manners we can learn from the man who broke all the rules.
Table Manners – Welcome to the Feast
October 28, 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
 
Table Manners- The Table Will be Wide
November 4, 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
Table Manners –
Seating Arrangements
November 11, 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
Table Manners- 
The Guest List
November 18, 2018
Jess Horsley
Table Manners –
Leftovers
November 25, 2018
Pastor Kaite Trinter
Teach Us To Pray

Prayer is one of the most important practices in the life of a person of faith, yet for many of us it is a struggle. Even the disciples, Christ’s closest followers, asked him, “Lord, teach us how to pray?” During this worship series we will be exploring various ways of praying
and learning practically together how to have deep, meaningful, impactful prayer lives.

Teach Us To Pray – Common Prayer
September 30 , 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
 
Teach Us To Pray – Embodied Prayer
October 7 , 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
Teach us to Pray Mindful Prayer
October 14, 2018
Jay Wiesner
 
 
Teach Us To Pray – Prayer in Action
October 21, 2018

September Sermon Series:

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Jesus boiled down the whole of the gospel into just a few simple commandments: love the Lord and love your neighbor. Sounds easy, but sometimes it is more challenging than it seems. Who exactly is our neighbor? And what does loving them look like in the real world? This month we will be learning together the practical ways that God calls us to engage others, and how simple acts of love can change our lives, our church, our communities, and our world.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Looking Up! September 2, 2018
Jess Horsley
 
 
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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Making Time and Space- Mary and Martha 
September 9, 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Finding the Holy-Anointed by the Woman
September 16, 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Come and See! 
September 23, 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
 
 
Where is Jesus? 

Finding the presence of God in the midst of our daily lives sometimes feels like playing “Where’s Waldo.” The Divine can be hard to spot in the crowds of our monotonous days, busy schedules and preoccupied minds. But what if Jesus is closer than we ever imagined? Join us for this worship series as we explore together how to encounter Jesus in the messy circumstances of our real lives.

Where is Jesus….
          In the Daily Grind? 
August 5, 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
 
Where is Jesus…
                   In the Crowd? 
August 12, 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
Where is Jesus…
              In the Shadows? 
August 19, 2018
Pastor Katie Trinter
Where is Jesus…
      In the Others? 
August 26, 2018
Jay Wiesner