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August 4, 2019 - Sheryl Johnson - Storing Up and Letting Go

Sheryl shows us that there is power in giving away in order to receive.

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Luke 12: 13-21

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The Seven of Pentacles by Marge Piercy

July 28, 2019 - Marge Boyd - Spiritual Cornucopia

Galatians 5: 22-23 ". . . the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things."

Marge links the Fruit of the Spirit to tangible, edible fruits so that their blessings surround us in everyday life.

Love, Strawberries
Joy, Cherries
Peace, Blueberries
Patience, Pears
Kindness, Apples
Generosity, Grapes
Faithfulness, Oranges
Gentleness, Peaches
Self-Control, Lemons

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A Blessing with Roots, by Jan Richardson

July 21, 2019 - Alan Roby - We're the Ones We've Been Waiting For

Alan helps us realize that we all have something to contribute to positive change in the world.
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Working Together, by David Whyte
and
Matthew 14: 22-33

July 14, 2019 - Jorge Bautista - House of Evangelista

Jorge speaks of "logical families" and inspires us to have the courage to love and support one another boldly.

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1 Corinthians 13: 1-13
July 7, 2019 - Penny Nixon - Inter-Dependence Day

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1 Corinthians 12: 21-27
June 30, 2019 - Sheryl Johnson - Parables and Paradox

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What I Have Learned So Far, Mary Oliver
and
Matthew 13: 1-17


June 23, 2019 - Amie Giordano - Letting Go of Control

Amie reminds us to relax our need for control and to find wonder in mystery.

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"Your Liberation is On the Line" by Rev. angel Kyodo williams (excerpt): Outcomes are not our business. We don't get to decide the outcomes. The quest for certainty, for purity . . . this quest for having the answer, knowing exactly how it's going to unfold, being able to control, to dominate--it's dominator culture. Free yourself. Get yourself out of that. Because if you're not working to get out, it's got you. That's the only way it works.

John 14: 25-27
June 16, 2019 - Jorge Bautista - Divided Loyalties

Jorge states his prayer for America: that she would show loving kindness and respect for her neighbors, that she would welcome the stranger, and be again a beacon of hope for all people.

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Matthew 6:24
and
Matthew 12:46-50
June 9, 2019 - Penny Nixon - Witnessing 2.0

Penny addresses the subject of abortion in a sensitive yet powerful way.

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Acts 1: 1-9
June 2, 2019 - Kibbie Ruth - Scared or Sacred

As Kibbie retires from her position of CCSM's Minister for Next Generations, she delivers a message of hope for children and adults alike.

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All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. (Romans 8:14, NRSV)
(And yet) the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths. (II Timothy 4:3, NRSV)
Jesus bemoaned, “To what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’” (Matthew 11:15-17, NRSV)
Calling over a child, Jesus said to his squabbling disciples, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me. (Matthew 18:3-5, The Message)
(Surely one day) the wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. (Isaiah 11:6, NRSV)

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I believe in all . . ., Rainer Maria Rilke
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Recalculating...
November 13, 2016 - Rev. Penny Nixon

In this post-election sermon, Penny asks us to go deeper. Since we pray every week, "Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven," what will this look like given our new reality?

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the sound quality is slightly diminished.

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PSALM 15
Lord, who can be trusted with power,
and who may act in your place?
Those with a passion for justice,
who speak the truth from their hearts;
who have let go of selfish interests
and grown beyond their own lives;
who see the wretched as their family
and the poor as their flesh and blood.
They alone are impartial
and worthy of the people's trust.
Their compassion lights up the whole earth,
and their kindness endures forever.
(translated by Stephen Mitchell)

Luke 17:20-21

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