We’ve found that worship is more engaging when people know what themes are being discussed.
We organize our worship series by topic, which last between 3-8 weeks, help us focus worship on issues that are relevant to everyday life. Visit us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 or Contact Us to find out more.
Detours: Navigating Life's Surprises
June 10, 2012 - June 24, 2012
Sometimes life goes according to plan. You graduate on time. You get the job you wanted. Promotions come when they should. Marriage and kids…right on schedule. You’re healthy. Happy, even. You silently wonder when the other shoe will drop.
And then the shoe drops. In the form of a pink slip. Or divorce papers. A 2 a.m. phone call. A routine check-up gone wrong. Or a letter beginning with “We regret to inform you…”
Why do bad things happen to good people? How do we begin to pick up the pieces when everything falls apart? How should our faith inform and inspire our recovery?
Throughout this series, we’ll look at three bible stories about people who were faced with difficult circumstances, for different reasons. If you have a "Detour" story to share (about a divorce, untimely death, lost job or other loss, etc) please email Pastor Eric (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Way She Moves: The Feminine Face of God
May 6, 2012 - May 27, 2012
What if I told you the bible uses female language for God at least eight different times?
Traditionally, Christian metaphors for God have been predominantly male: father, king, lord. But the bible leaves room for the feminine face of God as well, referring to God as a nurturer, mother, midwife, and protector of her young.
Why does this matter?
It matters because when we think of God in exclusively male terms, we (intentionally or unintentionally) run the risk of idealizing "being a guy" over "being a girl." Also, when we raise our daughters and sons to think of God as an old man, we miss an opportunity to teach them about the fullness of God's love.
This series is an opportunity to reflect on the feminine qualities of God. We will celebrate Mothers Day on May 13, as we give God thanks for being a strong and loving mother to us. We'll also celebrate Pentecost on the last day of this series, May 27. On Pentecost we remember the Holy Spirit's role in the early Church, and this year we'll also remember that, in the bible, the Spirit is called by feminine names ("Ruach" or "Sophia" in Old Testament Hebrew, "Pneuma" in New Testament Greek).
Join us for this important sermon series!