This Sunday: Retaliation and Taking Risks to Give

Sunday 13 August - 9:30am

When people offend us or attack our intentions or motives, what should we do? Our tendency is to hit back, but He has a better way. And why did He say we should turn the other cheek? Did He mean it literally?

Helping Each Other – Small Group Program and Sermon Series

It can be really difficult to figure out how to help another human being. What do they need? What do we have to offer? Will what we offer actually be helpful or will it be annoying or unhelpful?

And what about me? What do I need? And how do I get what I need?

Helping Each Other: How to Serve Spiritual Needs is a program designed to help us wrestle with these questions and practice helping each other in specific ways.  Read more…

This Sunday: Heavenly Union, Part 1: Spiritual Balance

Sunday 30 July - 9:30am

Everything in the universe reflects the Divine marriage between Love and Wisdom. Without these two qualities everything would fall apart. Over the next two weeks we will be exploring this union. This week, we will focus on our need to marry love with wisdom if we want to be truly useful. Either one on its own is weak, but together they can do amazing things.

This Sunday: Why Heaven and Hell are Relevant Today, Part 2: Hell

Sunday 23 July - 9:30am

Hell is something a lot of people would rather not think about and not talk about. And it makes sense: who would want to contemplate the idea that they or people they love might end up in a place of suffering for eternity? That’s terrifying. But ignoring hell or pretending like it doesn’t exist also doesn’t work. Just like we talked about last week with heaven, hell is a reality that we can experience on a daily basis and so we need to look at it squarely and try to understand how best to deal with it. That’s what we’re going to try to do on Sunday.

This Sunday: Why Heaven and Hell are Relevant Today, Part 1: Heaven

Sunday, 16 July 2017 - 9:30am

Heaven and hell can seem like fuzzy, distant, old-fashioned ideas—something from a different era, like fairytales with heroes and monsters. A lot of people today aren’t sure that heaven and hell even exist and those that do think they exist often think of them as something that will only be relevant later in life, when they’re getting ready to die. The New Church perspective is that heaven and hell are realities that we deal with every day and that what we believe about them can have a profound impact on our lives. Come hear the New Church perspective on heaven this Sunday.

This Sunday: Expanding Our View of Forgiveness

This Sunday - 9:30am

How far does forgiveness extend? At what point do we withhold forgiveness? The Lord pushes us to expand our forgiveness to include even those we think are least deserving. We see this expansive forgiveness in the tale of the prophet Jonah: the contrast between his resentment and God’s forgiveness teaches us a lesson in just how far God wants us to take forgiveness.

This Sunday: The Power of Parables

Sunday 25 June - 9:30am

Why does the Lord’s Word contain so many stories and stories that are often confusing to understand? It can seem like it would have been better for the Lord to just explain things in simple, clear language. But there are good reasons why the Lord chose to use stories instead. This Sunday we will have a lay service and Lance Mansfield will be reading a sermon by the Rev. Jeremy Simons titled, “The Power of Parables” that explores some of the reasons why the Lord communicates to us in stories.

Sunday Sermon: An Open Invitation, Part 4: An Open Door

Sunday 18 June - 9:30am

This Sunday we conclude our series on the letters to the seven churches. We have explored how each church stands for some quality that the Lord wants us to work on so that we can enter His kingdom. The last two churches are Philadelphia and Laodicea, which stand for the best and worst of humanity. In both cases the Lord uses the imagery of a door: for the first, an open door that no one can shut; for the second, a closed door that He is eager to enter through. The lesson for us is that no matter where we are spiritually, the Lord is putting before us a path that leads to heaven.

This Sunday: An Open Invitation, Part 3: Empty Words and Empty Worship

Over the past couple of weeks we have been looking at the letters to the seven churches in the Book of Revelation. Each one describes a group of people that the Lord wants to bring into His church. This week we will look at Thyatira and Sardis. Thyatira represents us when we find excuses to not live our faith. Sardis represents us when we act spiritual but don’t back it up with actual charity. In both cases the Lord offers a way out for us so that we can become part of His kingdom.

This Sunday: An Open Invitation, Part 2: The Misled and the Willfully Ignorant

Sunday 4 June - 5pm

The letters to the seven churches in the book of Revelation reveal seven different kinds of people that the Lord calls to be part of His church—their good qualities and their potentially fatal flaws. This Sunday evening, in Part 2 of this series, we’re talking about people who do good things but lack a true understanding, either because they’re stuck in false thinking or because they can’t be bothered to think about what’s true. Come see what the Lord has to say to people like this.