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We invite you to watch our recent messages. This page features videos of sermons from the previous few months. See our YouTube channel for full video library. To hear high-quality audio recordings, please visit the Sermons page.

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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)

and

I believe in all . . ., Rainer Maria Rilke

May 26, 2019 - Penny Nixon - Christ is Rising Again

Penny talks about loss and release, bringing a message of comfort on Memorial Day Sunday.

Read this before listening to the sermon:

Luke 24: 44-53
and
In Blackwater Woods, by Mary Oliver
May 12, 2019 - Penny Nixon - The Geography of Hope

Penny encourages us to listen to the voice of hope rather than despair, because the voice we listen to can shape the future in profound ways.

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John 20: 19-29

May 5, 2019 - Penny Nixon - Savoring the World

. . . An Earth Day message for all generations.

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Aimless Love by Billy Collins

and

Beatitudes for Earth Sunday by Richard S. Gilbert

April 21, 2019 - Penny Nixon - TRANSFORMED BY LOVE!

Penny encourages us to frame our story not as a victim or a hero, but from the perspective that will lead us to transformation: tell it as if our life had the purpose of learning how to love
. . . for, indeed, it does.

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Dawn
by Anne Anderson

The night’s belly is black and silent
but, as dawn approaches,
the black is suffused with shades of dark violet and grey.
Then, horizon clouds
began to shimmer with rose and gold.
And dawn has broken!
Every morning is a little Easter.
A bird escapes from its shell
a rose bud opens to the sun
a baby cries with his first breath
and an old woman sighs with her last breath.
Death, birth and transformation are all around us.
So why should we wonder at the miracle of Easter?
Two thousand years ago
The Spirit of love from
A dead and broken body
broke out of the cave tomb.
This love comes to fill every chambered heart
if we but unlatch its guarded hinge.
This is our choice, our transformation
Our Easter miracle.
Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia!

and

John 20: 1-18

April 14, 2019 - Penny Nixon - Where Are You Headed?

Penny says, "To call ourselves to our highest self, we need a moral and spiritual compass." And our "true north" is what we set our resolve to. For Jesus, this was revolutionary love, inclusion, non-violence. And though others tried to pull him away from his commitment and resolve, he always returned to his true north.

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The Journey, David Whyte

and

Luke 19: 28-40

April 7, 2019 - Penny Nixon - The Habit of Compassion: Allow Yourself to Feel

Penny states, "My religion is Love; I practice Christianity so that I might love better."

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Mark 1: 40-45

March 31, 2019 - Penny Nixon - Fierce Forgiveness

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Second Chances, by Kathie Collins

Everywhere around you is a second chance: The clean white page, marked only with the golden glow of promise, invites your hand to trace a new passage.

The rug beside your bed, its fibers sprung back full height in the dark of night, presents your feet a transformed ground on which to take a stronger stand.

Healing water, having traveled through oceans and clouds to greet you, washes yesterday’s injuries from your sorrowful face.

Those bright eyes, meeting you in the mirror above the tap, beckon you to soften your gaze as you walk back into the world—to notice how the tides have changed and the sands have shifted.

Nature, knowing only flow, has covered the path you followed into exile.

Wipe those tearstained footprints also from your heart. Imagination will lead you home.

and

Matthew: 18:18-22

March 24, 2019 - Jorge Bautista - The Habit of Becoming a People: A Beloved Community

Read this before listening to the sermon:

Acts 11: 1-12
and
John 13: 31-35
March 17, 2019 - Penny Nixon - The Habit of Generosity: Give Till It Feels Good!

Penny states, "Generosity, like love, is not a zero-sum game."

Read this before listening to the sermon:

Matthew 20: 1-16
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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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