Sermons

September 4, 2016

Gathering of the Waters: Fountain of Youth

Gathering of the Waters: Fountain of Youth

16th Sunday after Pentecost / Gathering of the Waters Today as we gather around the Table of Thanksgiving, we share in our annual celebration of the Gathering of the Waters from around the world. We remember and celebrate that Jesus is the Living Water, the Bread of Life and the Cup of Healing and Hope […]

August 28, 2016

Humility and Hospitality as a Tool for Nonviolence

Humility and Hospitality as a Tool for Nonviolence

15th Sunday after Pentecost Today we continue our theme of “Tools for Nonviolence” with a look at humility and hospitality. Minister of Pastoral Care, Rev. Jacque Franklin preaches on the lectionary gospel text found in Luke. We celebrate communion as an open table where all are welcome.

August 21, 2016

Forgiving and Giving

Forgiving and Giving

14th Sunday after Pentecost Today we welcome guest preacher Rev. Steve Brown who will share a message based on Matthew 6:19-33 entitled “Forgiving and Giving.” Steve is an ordained Disciples of Christ/UCC Minister and Director of Westside Cares. He hass been a member of this church since 2002.

August 14, 2016

Jazz Sunday: The Grace of Improvisation

Jazz Sunday: The Grace of Improvisation

13th Sunday after Pentecost / Jazz Sunday Today is our annual Jazz Sunday. We welcome musicians from both our congregation and the wider community as we contemplate what it means to improvise through the disjunctive fits and starts of our lives with an endlessly surprising God.

August 7, 2016

12th Sunday after Pentecost: Interfaith Dialogue as a Tool for Non-Violence

12th Sunday after Pentecost: Interfaith Dialogue as a Tool for Non-Violence

12th Sunday after Pentecost / Multi-Gen Sunday Today we celebrate faith: faith of all kinds. Many of our children have just experienced a multi-faith camp with Buddhist, Muslim, and Jewish children. The visits to the Mosque, Temple, our Sanctuary, and Shove Chapel filled out their week with cultural experiences of different faiths. We come together […]

July 31, 2016

11th Sunday after Pentecost: Listening as a Tool of Non-Violence

11th Sunday after Pentecost: Listening as a Tool of Non-Violence

11th Sunday after Pentecost / Mission Trip Sunday Today our High School Mission Trip Team will share reflections from their Border Awareness Experience at Annunciation House in El Paso, TX. They were there from July 3-9, and lived in community with undocumented immigrants and those experiencing homelessness in migration. The service today will be centered […]

July 24, 2016

10th Sunday after Pentecost: A Very Good Goodbye

10th Sunday after Pentecost: A Very Good Goodbye

Farewell Sunday Today our Lead Minister, the Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent, preaches his final sermon and we engage in a Liturgy of Farewell. After serving our church for 17 years, Benjamin has accepted a call to the Community Church of Sebastopol, California. On Friday, July 22, Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent performed “Final Act […]

July 17, 2016

9th Sunday after Pentecost: Truth-Telling as a Tool of Non-Violence

9th Sunday after Pentecost: Truth-Telling as a Tool of Non-Violence

Folk Music Sunday Today we gather for multi-generational worship on our 26th Annual Folk Music Sunday. Continuing our summer worship series, we explore “Truth-telling as a Tool of Non-Violence.”

July 10, 2016

8th Sunday after Pentecost: Rhetoric as a Tool of Non-Violence

8th Sunday after Pentecost: Rhetoric as a Tool of Non-Violence

Open & Affirming / Pride SUNDAY Today we celebrate our church’s Open & Affirming designation and participate in the Colorado Springs’ Pride Parade. Continuing our summer worship series, Rev. Dr. Jacque Franklin preaches on “Rhetoric as a Tool of Non-Violence.”

July 3, 2016

7th Sunday after Pentecost: Vulnerability as a Tool of Non-Violence

7th Sunday after Pentecost: Vulnerability as a Tool of Non-Violence

7th SUNDAY after Pentecost On this Independence Day weekend, we continue our summer worship series, “Tools of Non-Violence,” considering the vulnerability of Jesus’ first disciples as they entered towns and shared the good news.

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