Amistad Sunday: March 8

March 8 is Amistad Sunday. On this day we remember the enslaved Africans who rose up against their captors in 1839 to commandeer the ship La Amistad in Cuba, only to wind up in U.S. waters where the Africans were arrested and ordered sent back to a life of slavery in Cuba. New England Congregationalists came to their aid, paid for their legal defense, and shared their homes and churches with them when they were finally freed by a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1841. Our biblical theme will be Legalism, as found in Mark 2:23-3:6.

OGHS: March 15

On March 15, we will receive the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. This offering is a Christian effort to empower, provide water, supply food, and give relief from disasters. This last item is especially important, because it ensures that as soon as a crisis occurs anywhere in the world, the church can be immediately present through the gifts received on OGHS Sunday. All funds received are tax deductible, and provided to persons in need without regard to their religion. Our biblical theme will be Christian Family as defined in Mark 3:31-35.

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  • Covenant Renewal 2015

    January 2015

    We covenant with God and with one another, promising to join together in worship and the celebration of the sacraments, in the study of the scriptures, in sharing the good news with one another and the world around us, in joining in the struggle for justice for the whole human family, and in welcoming into […]

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Latest Sermons

Broken, but Not Divided

(22 March 2015)
It’s very easy to avoid this unforgivable sin: Don’t criticize other people’s religion. Just because you don’t agree with a person doesn’t mean you need to question their religious experience. And just because you don’t question somebody else’s experience doesn’t mean you need to convert to their religion.

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We Are Family

(15 March 2015)
Is it a good idea to so wear ourselves out being a neighbor that we forget that God is to us a Father and Mother, that Jesus is our elder brother, and that we have sisters and brothers in Christ who need us—not because they want something from us, but because when we’re not there the family is incomplete.

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One of ‘Em Must Be Wrong

(8 March 2015)
We may not—no, we probably won’t—live to see the end of any of these struggles. But let us not back down because we’re tired, and let us not give in because it’s convenient to surrender. No matter how steep the path or how deep the shadows, God is with us. The Exodus and the Cross will always trump chapter and verse.

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