• Creation as Abundant Life
    All throughout this series we are turning to face all directions, symbolizing that our attention to God requires us to look all around us. Spirit of the Center, guardian of love,You who are the singing heart of the Universe,We ask you to be here now in this community,Help us to hear voices old and new,AndContinue Reading
  • Creation as Mother
    All throughout this series we are turning to face all directions, symbolizing that our attention to God requires us to look all around us. On this day, when our American “world” is trying to reconcile a sincere attempt to appreciate ALL that women give us: their bodies in pregnancy and birth, nurture, leadership, comfort, grace,Continue Reading
  • Come learn how God speaking thru Creation is Holy Scripture
    In this second week of our series on Creation Spirituality, we focus on the idea of “The Word of God Speaks…” creation as “scripture.” According to our ancient wisdom ALL of creation has a voice! Indeed, Mother Earth herself has a direct line of communication with God, such that when Cain murdered his brother, Abel’s spilledContinue Reading
  • Creation Spirituality
    During these Sundays between Easter and Pentecost, we are embarking on a 6-week worship journey into an exploration of Creation Spirituality—a theology that affirms God’s declaration that creation is “supremely good” (Common English Bible (CEB) translation) and that we are called to be that goodness in and for the world. I have learned of aContinue Reading
  • Easter Sunday Worship
    Join us Sunday at 10am MT online on Facebook for our live-stream worship service AND inside our sanctuary for in-person worship. Our Gospel reading is John 20:1-18 and you can download our Easter bulletin here. During the season of Lent, and this last week in Holy Week, we focused on growing gardens, tending the lifeContinue Reading
  • Maundy Thursday/Good Friday worship events
    Join us Thursday at 6:30pm MT online on Facebook for our live-stream worship service for Maundy Thursday AND inside our sanctuary on Friday (anytime between 11am – 2pm) for a personal time of devotional worship. You can download our worship details for Thursday here, and download our worship details for Friday here.Continue Reading
  • Holy Week Begins with Palm Sunday
    We stand at the precipice of Lent and Holy Week. This day moves from shouting and praising to a time of crying and lament. The drama of the story of Jesus’ last week reads like the book of our lives. Feeling hopeful one moment, we plummet the next as we deal with disappointment, danger, andContinue Reading
  • The God Who Loves All of Creation
    The story of Jesus includes many moments around tables, as this was part of his ritual of relationship even to the last. In this fifth week of the Lent season, we will hear a story of love and devotion from the disciple Mary, directed at Jesus at the table. As we will see, Jesus triesContinue Reading
  • Climbing and Climbing and Climbing …
    As we continue our look at what it means to release oppressive expectations about perfection in our lives and in our faith, this week we turn to a harmful idea that the prescription for our fear of failure is to simply work harder. As the book Good Enough reminds us, “We might feel we areContinue Reading
  • Pray for Ukraine
    Published by UCC leadership on February 24th, 2022.  “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies,Continue Reading
  • Our Lent Faith Study begins this Sunday morning
    Join me in a “Faith Study” during this season of Lent following our Sunday worship for an eight-session video discussion course, “ProFuture Faith: The Prodigal Species Comes Home,” that weaves together science, inspiration, and sustainability in a visually stunning and conversation-generating way. “Just when we are tempted to get lost in the haze of consumerismContinue Reading
  • God is still here and somehow, this faith is Good Enough!
    We continue our movement through the Lent season this week with another kind of “letting go.” This week we lament that so much in life is out of our control. This is frustrating to us and so sometimes we have been tempted to believe the sayings that tell us if we just “think positively,” weContinue Reading
  • The Traditions of Ashes begins LENT
    Ash Wednesday (or Ash Sunday, as the case may be) marks the beginning of the Lent season, a time when we aspire to make some room for deeper introspection and practices that will draw us into the love and assurance of faith. But sometimes faith can feel not as assured as we hoped for. We canContinue Reading
  • Here’s our Lord’s Prayer for this Sunday:
    Our father who dwells in the heavens and on the earth, you are holy.May heaven be a greater present reality here on earth,And may we choose to join you in making that happen. Provide us today with the things that you think we need,And may we not take for grantedthat which you have already provided.Continue Reading
  • Thy Kingdom Come
    As we continue our worship series about the Lord’s Prayer, I’m reminded of what one of my favorite preachers once wrote in a book about prayer: citing several funny stories. Sometimes what the children heard as they were learning the prayer, wasn’t what their parents intended to teach. A three-year-old recited the prayer in thisContinue Reading
  • Beginning the New Year with an Epiphany!
    We begin our new year on Epiphany Sunday with the wise men who saw the star. They were given an epiphany, a revealing, an “aha!”—about who this child really was – not the son of a poor girl and her husband who couldn’t find a room in the inn, but the savior of the world.Continue Reading
  • Christmas Eve Worship at 7pm
    Join us inside our church sanctuary for Christmas Eve worship with a concert beginning at 7pm and our candlelight worship beginning at 7:30pm. Please wear masks. O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see you lie!Above your deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by;Yet in your dark streets shines forth the everlastingContinue Reading
  • Advent highlights the Peace
    Here’s our Advent Prayer for this coming Sunday: Ah Holy One, in this season of Advent,we wait for you to break into our worlds, unexpectedly.Help us to stay awake, to be aware, to hope against hope.We pray for your peace in this worldwhen You will settle things fairly between nations, and make things right betweenContinue Reading
  • Caroling and Storytelling
    Plan to join us on Saturday, December 18 at 1pm on our church west lawn (on Pawnee Avenue) for a time of singing Christmas Carols. Folks are excited as this was something that many people missed last year at the height of the pandemic. Plan to bring your lawn chairs. Danny White has several storiesContinue Reading
  • Our Advent Worship Highlights the JOY
    To discover the story of the pink candle, we first have to look at the origins of the season and the wreath. Until Advent was instituted toward the end of the fifth century, the only season Christians observed was Lent. As preparation for Christmas, the Church established Advent in the spirit of Lent–as a seasonContinue Reading