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“Feast of Fools” April 1, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. So, Easter is supposed to be about spring, right? Tulips, bunnies, fancy hats? April fool! Oestara, the ancient goddess of the east, of dawn, and of springtime, is fickle – teasing us with warmer days and crocus blossoms, only to smack us again with frosty mornings and snow […]

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April 2018, Newsletter, The Flame

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“American Dreams” March 25, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Say what you want about Jesus, if the gospel writers are to be believed, he did get off a few good lines now and then. I’m thinking this morning not only of the scriptures we just heard, but also of a passage found in Luke and Matthew: If […]

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“To Be Shaped By” March 18, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. When is a black hole not black? When it explodes, said Stephen Hawking, who died earlier this week. The inherent finitude of the human body’s material existence finally caught up with the greatest scientist of our generation; the strange energy of his dauntless spirit is now free to […]

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“Learning to Swim in Discomfort” March 11, 2018 with Shanna Jones, Rhonda Brown & Jack Gaede

 It is important to know that fear will never go away so I might as well use it as a compass to direct me to where I need to go.   Click here to start at the sermon. My very first memory of performing was when I was 5. My mother had volunteered me to […]

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“To Weigh a Life” March 4, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Good morning, and welcome. Wherever you are on your journey of the spirit, you are welcome here; And invited to pause for these few moments In gratitude for the connections and aspirations that make us human; To seek our hidden reckonings and measure our days against our values; […]

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March 2018, Newsletter, The Flame

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“The Heritage of Trauma” February 25, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

  My friends, let us deal kindly with one another, for life has many struggles, and everyone you meet is bearing hidden wounds, and carrying unseen burdens.    Click here to start at the sermon. There is an old saying about people who live in glass houses not throwing stones, that comes to mind when […]

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“Giving and Receiving”, February 18, 2018, with Jack Gaede

But when we’re feeling alone, hurt, overwhelmed, heartbroken, and discontent, that is when we need community, that is when we need church.   Click here to start at the sermon. Imagine with me for a moment that we are coming off of some hard winter months and you are feeling particularly low. Let’s call it […]

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“A Valentine for You,” February 11, 2018, with Rev. Judith Cady, Anthony Edwards, Choirs

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love […]

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