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“Beguiled by Beauty: Contemplation and Action”

Matthew 5: 13 – 16 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN We continue our sermon series, “Beguiled by Beauty.” Last week, I encouraged you to contemplate nature, to be beguiled by the beauty of creation. Today, on this last Sunday of Black History Month, we will reflect on the extraordinary life of Howard Thurman. Thurman was a nature mystic and he discovered…

“Beguiled by Beauty”

Mark 1: 9 – 15 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN Welcome to the Lenten journey as we begin a new sermon series entitled “Beguiled by Beauty.” This Lenten sermon series is inspired by the video that you just watched and inspired by the book with the same title written by Religion Professor, Wendy Farley. What does it mean exactly to be…

“Still I Rise”

2 Corinthians 4: 8 – 9 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN On this Ash Wednesday and during this Black History month, I find myself reflecting upon the life of Sojourner Truth. Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree in 1797 to James and Elizabeth Baumfree, enslaved parents. Around age nine, she was sold at an auction for $100, along with a flock of…

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…

“Keep It Moving”

For Black History Month, we will have a guest preacher: Rev. Luther Young, Jr. Mark 1: 14 – 20. The themes that he will be weaving into his message include: repentance, justice, calling, faith and works, gifts, inclusion.

“The Rosa Parks Decision”

Scripture: Mark 1: 21 – 28 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Mark 1: 21 – 28 – February is Black History Month; it is a month in which we honor the remarkable contributions of African-Americans. These contributions literally transformed the society in which we live. This Sunday we will honor Rosa Parks who took a stand by taking a seat. She…

“Coming Through the Night”

1 Sam 3: 1 – 10 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – Dismay, terror, mourning, rage…these are the emotions I experienced as I watched our Capitol attacked on January 6th. I felt a deep pain that I knew could boil over into hatred if I let it. Yet, this past week I was reminded of MLK’s words, “Hate cannot drive out hate,…

The Blessing and the Curse of the Mirror

Martin Luther King / Ecumenical Sunday – Craig Hadley, Guest SpeakerWhat is the difference between healthy and unhealthy religion? This is one of the most important questions that practitioners of faith must ask themselves in the year 2021. We will be discussing this question and we will frame this discussion with a parable from Jesus Christ, the metaphor of a mirror, and a…

“The Gift of Sacred Revenge”

Today we will have a guest preacher: Rev. Michael Lewis. His scripture passage is Genesis 4: 1-16. Reverend Michael Lewis has a Bachelor’s degree from Graceland University in speech communication and a juris doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He received the final year of his legal education at Harvard Law School. Michael has been…