Sermon: Growing Together

Sermon Text: Acts 2:42 Sermon Excerpt I grew up in the church.  More specifically, I was raised in the Presbyterian Church.  As a child, I knew that there was one big hurdle between where I was and the world my parents and other adults inhabited: confirmation. In order to become a member, I had to complete a lengthy educational experience led by a rather intimidating woman:  The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Johnson Pense.  It didn’t seem fair to me that she taught religion to university students Read More …

Christian Unity: What Are You Willing to Let Go Of?

January 18-25 was  the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  This annual event utilized  resources sponsored jointly by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity of the Roman Catholic Church.  This year's theme was selected by a group of Christian leaders from Jerusalem and is based on Acts 2:42: “One in the apostles’ teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer. ” The Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Read More …