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“No Gloom in the Tomb”

1 Corinthians 15: 54 – 55 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Mary feared that grave robbers had taken Jesus’ body from the tomb. But it is God who robs graves and renders them useless. For centuries in the Eastern Orthodox church, a Holy Humor Sunday was observed by the faithful as a day of joy and laughter. On Holy Humor Sunday,…

“Tomb or Womb?”

John 20: 1 – 18 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – After a year of living in a pandemic, we have a greater understanding of Lent. It feels like we’ve been living it for a year – sacrifice and reflection. Emptiness and uncertainty. Physical and social distancing has diminished our lives and challenged our communities. In some ways, we have become…

Beauty, Wicca and Christianity

We welcome guest speaker, Patricia Little, to our virtual pulpit this Sunday. Patty is a fairly new member of our congregation and a professor of sociology at CSUSB. Patty will share her spiritual journey which includes both Christian and Wiccan faith traditions and how these two traditions bring meaning to the Spring Equinox.

“Beguiled by Beauty: Contemplation and Action”

Matthew 5: 13 – 16 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – We often divide contemplation and social action into separate entities as we split apart the world into dualistic categories: spirituality / activism, prayer / work, inner / outer life. Yet, life is a seamless whole. On this last Sunday of Black History month, we celebrate the life of Howard Thurman…

“Beguiled by Beauty”

Mark 1: 9 – 15 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – We begin a 40 day Lenten journey modeled after Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness. The Lenten season is a time of intentionality as we cultivate meaningful connection with the Divine. The contemplative life can move us to deeper connection; it is a kind of “silent gazing on God,” an…

God, Our Creator, Don’t Do Color!

1 Corinthians 13: 1-7 (New International Version) – Guest Preachers – Charlie and Dee Dee Seek – The classification of persons by skin color or ethnicity as been used for a multitude of purposes since biblical times. On Valentine’s Day Sunday, the second Sunday of Black History Month, Charlie and I wish to explore the parallels between the interracial marriages of the…