August 2015 – Upcoming Sermons

Please mark your calendars for the following worship services and sermons:

Sunday, August 2, 2015 — Colleen Fay will preach.
The oddest book in the Old Testament, the Book of Job, grapples with suffering and evil.  It is all a cosmic poker game or is it just above my pay grade?  No easy answers, just more hard, but good questions.  Join preacher Colleen Fay for her sermon titled, “What’s Up With That, God?, says Job.”

Sunday, August 9, 2015 — Rev. Scott Wells will preach.
This year has been marked by violence, pain and loss. The Rev. Scott Wells will speak on the importance of preparing spiritual resources to resist discouragement, and to help one another in a sermon called, “The Journey Is Too Much For You,” with lessons from the first book of Kings and the letter to the Ephesians.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 — James Rowe, Director, Believe Out Loud, will preach.
The recent Supreme Court Ruling in favor of nationwide marriage equality is encouraging, but this victory is just the beginning. Join us when our special guest James Rowe, Director of advocacy organization Believe Out Loud, will explain why faith communities have “More Work To Do” in the stride toward full equality for the LGBTQ community.

James Rowe has led development and volunteer programs within interfaith and LGBTQ equality institutions including the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and the Hetrick-Martin Institute, which advocates for LGBTQ youth. Based in New York City, Rowe is also a seasoned event planner and  student of American Sign Language. He serves as both a Board Member and sign language interpreter for the historic Anna Crusis Women’s Choir, the country’s longest-running women’s choir.

We thank Mr. Rowe for his willingness to share his perspectives and expertise with our congregation, and with the greater community.

Sunday, August 23, 2015 — Pastor Crystal Lewis will preach.
“My schedule is filled! I’m working through lunch and through the weekend! I can’t take time off this year– but maybe next year.” Sound familiar? A recent Gallup poll found that more than 50% of Americans work the equivalent of six days each week, rather than five. We are becoming more productive than ever, but at what expense? Please join us on Sunday, August 23 when Crystal will offer a sermon about how the scriptures call both people and systems to enjoy a balance between work and life in her sermon titled, “The Holy Work of Rest”.

Sunday, August 31, 2015 — Pastor David Gatton will preach. Title TBD.

We hope to see you at our August services!