(December 2018) The sanctuary is dark. The candles are lit. The stars hang above. The carols are being sung, and we preach by telling stories. Join us this Advent season as we explore some of the questions on the hearts and lips of those we find in the birth narratives in the Gospels. From Mary and Joseph, to Herod, and even the shepherds, we’ll explore the questions they ask and we’ll see that we’re still asking these same questions… and God is still answering with beauty and power and hope.
(September - November 2018) After seventy years of exile and some of the darkest years God’s people had ever seen, a Persian king sends them back home to rebuild their worship, their city, and their relationship with God. Join us this fall as we watch renewal unfold in Ezra’s day… and as we seek it in our own.
The first sermon in this series (God’s Promise to Renew) depends heavily on the graphics presented on-screen as Pastor Tim preached. You can listen to the sermon along with the slides by watching the video below.
God’s Promise to Renew | Ezra 1:1-4 (with slides)
(September 2018) It’s the time of year when school starts; sports teams start up; calendars begin to fill up with dinner clubs and volunteer opportunities and so much more. Why do we make time for church? Why do we gather together Sunday after Sunday, and how does this affect our lives when we head back out for the rest of the week and the rest of our lives? Join us for this short, two-week series on September 9 and 16th as we explore what the Bible says about “Why Church?” and as we seek God’s best for our lives… together.
(Summer 2018) This summer we will be celebrating "The Good News" of the gospel, and how God has good news for each of us yesterday, today, and tomorrow in the person and work of Jesus Christ. The Bible paints us a picture of how good and how newsworthy the gospel is through beautiful metaphors. God uses these metaphors in scripture to display the good news in a way that meets each and every one of us in our deepest needs. Join us this summer as we seek to hear afresh, or perhaps for the first time, how good and how newsworthy is "The Good News" that has forever changed our world!
(June 2018) No one is comfortable when the church starts talking about money. So let’s do it. The Bible talks a lot about money. Sixteen of Jesus’ parables are about money or possessions. One out of every ten verses in the Gospels deal directly with the subject of money. The Bible offers around 500 verses on prayer and around 500 verses on faith, but more than 2000 verses deal with money and possessions. So let’s get uncomfortable together, because giving is a reflection of what’s going on in our hearts. Join us for the month of June as we learn that giving is a heart condition!
(April - May 2018) We continue teaching through the Gospel of John this spring, and we come to one of the most intimate, beautiful and powerful prayers in all of Scripture — when Jesus the Son prays to the Father just before the inexorable events of his betrayal, arrest, crucifixion… and resurrection. He prays out loud so that his disciples (then and now) can eavesdrop on his relationship with the Father, catching a glimpse of God’s purposes in Christ and His unrelenting, self-giving love for us all.
(February - April 2018) We’re picking back up where we last left off in the Gospel of John. This winter, we’ll be studying Jesus’ last words to His disciples at the last supper — an intimate dinner with people he loved. From footwashings to new commandments, and from betrayal to denial, Jesus instructs his disciples on how to live knowing full well that he was about to die… and rise again.
(December 2017) We’ve just spent the fall discovering “the Big Story of the Bible.” This advent season, we’ll see the big story of the manger! From the opening pages of the Bible, Jesus has always been our great Rescuer. Join us this December as the sanctuary is darkened and as the candles are lit; we’ll be singing carols and preaching through storytelling. And through it all, we will be waiting for Jesus: We will look to learn from those who waited for Jesus to come… as we wait for him to come back again!