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This Sunday, August 20

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: Pastor Heidi is back in the pulpit this week. She will use the troubling passage of Jesus’ refusing to help the Canaanite woman to lead a discussion on processing racism and bigotry — both ours  and…

Going, going, gone! Auction coming Oct. 21

Our biannual auction, held to raise money to supplement our annual budget, will be Saturday night, October 21 in the Foundation dining hall. The event also provides lots of fun for everyone who attends! For the price of a $5 ticket, you receive a meal prepared by the Presby Hall kitchen staff and the right…

This Sunday, August 13

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: This week we welcome Rev. Cindy Shepherd, regional director of Faith in Place, to our pulpit. Rev. Heidi Weatherford will be the liturgist. Elementary children will leave worship after Passing of the Peace for summer Sunday…

This Sunday, August 6

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: Pastor Keith will preach “Between A Rock and A Hard Place” based on this week’s Old Testament lectionary passage (Genesis 32:22-31). Worshippers will be invited to consider their own places of struggle, where the gracious presence of…

This Sunday, July 30

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: Guest preacher this week will be Julia Abel, our director of Christian education. The Bible story includes polygamy, concubines, lying, jealousy, and cheating. Is there anything that this ancient text can teach us in our modern context? Find…

This Sunday, July 23

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: Worship will be led by guests this week while Pastor Heidi is on medical leave and Pastor Keith is on vacation. Elementary children will leave after Passing of the Peace for summer Sunday school, this week “Relaxation”…

This Sunday, July 16

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: In “Lay Down Your Burden,” Pastor Heidi will reflect on the constant self-criticism of the Apostle Paul and on Jesus’ encouragement to “Come Unto Me.” Stephen Larson will be the guest musician. Elementary children will leave after…

This Sunday, July 9

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: Pastor Keith will preach “Solidarity and Belonging” based on this week’s lectionary passages (Matthew 11:28–30 and John 14:15–17). He will share some of his significant spiritual reflections from his involvement in the Fourth of July parade with the…

This Sunday, July 2

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. (If you bring cookies to support the children’s service project—see details below—please deliver them to the basement before worship.) Worship: In her sermon, “A Cold Cup of Water,” Pastor Heidi will explore just how difficult it is to…

This Sunday, June 25

Fellowship: 10 a.m. Please join others in the basement fellowship space for treats, drinks, and conversation before worship. Worship: On our continuing journey after Pentecost, Pastor Keith will preach a sermon titled, “Check the Price Tag” based on this week’s gospel lectionary passages from Matthew 10:24–39. He will invite us to consider new understandings of…