Progressive Bible Study (Sept 6)

August 28, 2017

Progressive Bible Study (Sept 6)

Progressive Bible Study (Sept 6)

September 6th begins Wednesday night Bible study with a twist.  Listen to a preview podcast here  We live in an odd time where the more people know about the Bible, the less they believe it and the less interested they seem in reading it … while the people who read it the most and claim […]

August 26, 2017

Better Energy For Better Things

This church is a spiritual oasis. Part of that is to be a safe place for weary travelers. We live in time when people are exhausted, worn out, and fatigued. Our church wants to be a place of rest and restoration. We also are trying something experimental which is to become a conversational community. It […]

August 24, 2017

Spiritual Oasis?

Spiritual Oasis?

You are more than welcome – you are wanted!

August 18, 2017

The Practice of Faith

The Practice of Faith

Our bodies matter.  Bodies are key for what gets called spirituality in general and specifically bodies matter in christian worship. Many people have not thought about it directly but the central story of the entire christian faith is the Christmas story – as story about god becoming embodied. The word (wisdom of god) became flesh and dwelt among […]

August 12, 2017

Life as Liturgy

This Sunday our theme is based on the 4 verbs in the story of the last supper. Jesus took the bread, blessed it, broke it, and shared it. These 4 words will provide our structure for the communion service as well as our inspiration for the week. We take what life gives us We give […]

August 12, 2017

Gluten Free Communion

Our theme for the month is Hospitality as we ‘get ready for guests‘ as a church community. One way that we practice hospitality is to prefer, or to prioritize someone else’s preference. As Methodists, we practice an ‘open table’ where everyone is welcome. That means I don’t have to be a member of the church, […]

August 4, 2017

Themes for the next 11 weeks

Table Talk: Themes for the Next 11 Weeks Hospitality is our theme in August and each week we are going to look at a different aspect of being welcoming to the stranger and open to the ‘other’. August 6 Brett Stuvland is at the table talking about his experience in the Middle East and the […]

August 4, 2017

the ABC’s of Faith

Sunday School starts again on September 10th (9am) This year we are going to be going through the basics of faith by looking at a different word each week.  This 26 week series will take us from just after Labor Day next month – all the way through Palm Sunday next spring! Each week we […]

August 4, 2017

August 15 Public House Chat

It is HOT in the Pacific NW and at this month’s Public House Chat we want to talk about the religious climate in our region! Please read the following 2 articles: Creating New Place for New People [link here] which will tell you about the group in the PNW that we are now a part […]

August 2, 2017

An Unfinished Church

An Unfinished Church

We are imperfect, unfinished, and incomplete.  

July 17, 2017

Supplement or Complement

This past Sunday we introduced an element of conversation to our gatherings. There are several things I love about this addition: While I appreciate so many things about liturgical (classic) worship, I worry that it has become a one-directional stage performance that encourages people to be passive spectators. When everything is pre-planned (and even scripted) […]

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