This Sunday: How to Live Gratefully

Last Sunday we talked about the need for gratitude in our lives and the difference it can make. This week we’re going to dig into how to practice gratitude. What habits and practices can we put into our lives so that we live every day gratefully?

This Sunday: Living Gratefully: The Value of Gratitude

Do you feel like you’re on a treadmill that’s going too fast for you to keep up? It’s a busy and stressful time of year and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and like there’s just too much to deal with. How can the Lord help us cope with all of this? Gratitude—the Lord commands us…

This Sunday: A Promise of Blessing

After all the threats of destruction throughout the book of Amos, the prophecy ends on a hopeful note: the promise of a return to a fruitful land. Is this promise being made to us? And if so, what was the purpose of all the threats of destruction that came before? We’re wrapping up our series…

This Sunday: A Thirst for the Word of God

In the New Church we tend to focus on the deeper, spiritual meaning of the Bible. But does that mean we can ignore the commandments in the literal sense to care for the poor and feed the hungry? How do we experience the connection between those external things and the deeper meaning within them? We’re…

This Sunday: How to find relevance in challenging parts of the Word

Cows of Bashan, sacrifices, worms devouring olive trees, death, opulence, corruption, rivers, exile, oppression, darkness—this is the content of the text that we’re going to be digging into this Sunday. We’re continuing our series on the book of Amos and continuing to grapple with the question of how we can hear the Lord speaking to…

Sermon This Sunday: The Lord Cares

In light of the recent tragedy in our community, this Sunday we’re going to be taking a break from our series, “Amos: The Word of a Prophet,” and instead Rev Malcolm will be reading a sermon by the Rev. Mark Pendleton titled, “The Lord Cares” that explains what the Lord does for us in times of…

Sermon this Sunday: The Word of a Prophet Part 1: The Wrath of God?

This week we begin a five-week series delving into the book of Amos, one of the Old Testament prophets. Throughout the series we’ll be grappling with the question of how we can hear the Lord speaking to us today through the ancient, sometimes obscure prophecies recorded in the Bible. This week, we’ll especially be asking…

Sermon this Sunday: Changing the Dynamic

For the past two weeks we’ve been looking at different dynamics in relationships. What do you do if there’s a dynamic in one of your relationships that you don’t like? You’re stuck in a rut or a pattern of interaction that is unhealthy, harmful, or just frustrating for both of you; what can you do?…

This Sunday: Relationship Dynamics: Boundaries and Freedom

Every relationship involves unique people, each with their own thoughts and desires, and each with their own free will. It’s one of the things that makes relationships challenging, and also one of the things that makes them powerful and beautiful. With that in mind, how can we work together toward common goals while still encouraging…

Sermon This Sunday: Fighting the Good Fight

Who are you fighting with at the moment? How does that fight affect the rest of your life? This Sunday we’re starting a 3 week series on dynamics in relationships and we’re beginning the series by talking about fighting. Being in conflict can cause us a lot of stress and pain and so we often…