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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.

Click here to view our current and upcoming sermon series, and see our weekly topics and preaching schedule.

August 5, 2018 - Jorge Bautista - Standing Up with the Bent-Over Woman

Jorge speaks of the how we come to be known by labels associated with what cripples us; he encourages us to understand that God calls us not by a label, but by our name: "Beloved"

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Luke 13: 10-17
July 29, 2018 - Jorge Bautista - Show Me Your Hand

Jorge speaks powerfully about the things we have hidden in our lives, the shame we often carry, and the healing process of bringing those things into the light of God.

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Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver
Mark 3: 1-6
July 22, 2018 - Penny Nixon - Letting Go of Power

Penny states, "When you have power, it's easy to pretend that things aren't our issue; but a real release of power is giving up our place in line now and then."

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Mark 5: 21-34

July 15, 2018 - Amie Giordano

Amie reminds us that we are all connected and asks the question are we willing to be vulnerable and open to the reality that we need each other?

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1 Corinthians 12: 12-26

Austin Mader-Clark Testimony: At the Border

Kerianne Steele Testimony: At the Border

Letting Go of Anxiety

July 8, 2018 - Penny Nixon

Penny offers a new perspective for dealing with anxiety: offer a blessing, not a curse.

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Numbers 22: 1-38

Love Is My Religion: God's Love

July 1, 2018 - Amie Giordano

Amie explores the expansiveness and inclusiveness of God's Love.

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Isaiah 42: 1-9


Matthew 3: 13-17
Is Prayer Ethical?

June 24, 2018 - Dakota Brown

Dakota suggests that when our prayers are for the 99% and the 1%, they they are ethical.

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Matthew 5: 44-47


Pray for Peace, by Ellen Bass
Letting Go of the Need for Exhaustion

June 17, 2018 - Penny Nixon

Penny reflects on how exhaustion has become a way of life in our society.

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Psalm 84
Letting Go of Certainty

June 10, 2018 - Penny Nixon

Penny states, "The opposite of faith is certainty. Faith is a trust relationship - it does not depend on what you call God."

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Psalm 23
The Spiritual Power of Destigmatizing Mental Illness: Call Me By My Name

June 3, 2018 - Penny Nixon

Penny speaks of mental illness and the fact that it does not define us. It is not a weakness or character defect and our role as a faith community is to create a safe place where people can be seen for who they are.

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Psalm 102: 1-17

Spiritual Pluralism

May 20, 2018 - Penny Nixon

Penny reflects that we may have different spiritual experiences, but we share an understanding of what it means to be human.

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Acts 2: 1-6

Also view Patrick Kane's reflection on his experience as Director of Youth Ministries, as he bids CCSM goodbye.

More Than 40: Families and Pluralism

May 13, 2018 - Penny Nixon

Penny says, "To claim pluralism is not to diminish our faith to the lowest common denominator but quite the opposite. It is to lift things up above dogma and doctrine to the highest truths; to the exalted values to which all religions aspire."

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Genesis 12: 1-3
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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.

Read this before watching Penny's sermon:
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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