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June 16: “Fortifying Legacies” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. “My father died only at the end of his life,” concludes Sam Keen, in reflecting on his personal legacy of promises ultimately kept. It is a touching story of connection and mutual awareness between a father and son; a willingness to claim love, and acknowledge its obligations; to […]

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June 9: “The Opposite of Connection” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Back in the day, they tell me, people used to join churches defensively. I guess there remain communities where this still happens, though not so much in urban centers any more. But time was when the second or third question folks would ask upon meeting someone new was, […]

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May 26: “Against My Religion” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. There is no way to talk about this subject that is not wrenching, which usually means that we are at the edges of something sacred. Most of us would probably agree with Albert Schweitzer and others that what he famously called ‘reverence for life’ is a religiously appropriate […]

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May 19: “Something Else from Nothing But” with Ministerial Intern, Rebecca Gant

Click here to start at the sermon. How many of you remember learning about photosynthesis? When you learned that six molecules of carbon dioxide plus six molecules of water plus light yields a sugar molecule and six molecules of oxygen did you stop and say “wow!”? When you learned that animals and plants evolved in […]

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May 12: “Silver and Gold” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Every year, of course, has its highs and lows; its historic moments. But fifty years ago, in 1969, the world shifted in some unusually significant ways. In May, the first color pictures of the earth as seen from outer space were published – just consider that for a […]

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