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March 12, 2023 – Paster Rob Hamilton

Were You There? The Soldiers

They just had a job to do, right? Someone has to work for the department of corrections. The soldiers all had a role in Jesus death – some it was another day on the job stripping men of their dignity, others actually realized that Jesus wasn’t just a man, he was the Son of Man. Join Pastor Rob as we explore what the crucifixion was like from the perspective of the soldiers.

March 5, 2023 – Paster Rob Hamilton

Were You There? The Other Victims

As we know, Jesus wasn’t the only person to be crucified on that fateful day. Two others were crucified with him. Were they thieves, bandits, criminals, terrorists, rebels, freedom fighters? What was their experience like? What might we be called to do for victims in our day? Find out with Pastor Rob in this narrative Lenten series “Were you there?”

February 26, 2023- Pastor Rob Hamilton

Were You There? The Bystanders and Scoffers

Consider those who mocked and tormented Jesus. We know the type who make sure the world knows people deserve what is coming to them. These scoffers stinging words hang in the air, just as Simon of Cyrene stings from the pain of carrying the cross. He was just an innocent bystander that day. Are we scoffers and bystanders to where we see Jesus today? Join Pastor Rob at the start of this new series, Were you there?

February 12, 2023 – Pastor Lisa Telomen

What We Value: Serving Others 

At UMCG, we transform our community through faithful acts of mercy and justice. As disciples of Christ, we seek to serve like Jesus, and give our lives away in service to others needs: this means self-sacrifice. As Jesus says elsewhere, you cannot serve two masters, not God and money. Jesus reminds us later in Matthew that in serving others, we are serving him; Paul reminds us in his letters that we are called to serve one another humbly in love. As we see neighbors here and around the world struggling to survive, are we willing to sacrifice our time, talents and wealth, living more simply, so others can simply live?

February 5, 2023 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

What We Value: Open-Minded 

At UMCG we value respectful dialogue. Jesus is known for respectful dialogue, but one time he might not have started out a conversation in the way to which he aspires. We can follow Jesus as he moves from having a closed mind to an open mind when healing a woman. Join Pastor Rob as we look to Jesus for helping living into the value of being open-minded.

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January 29, 2023 – Pastor Lisa Telomen

What We Value: Compassion 

At UMCG, we listen and act to bring healing and wholeness. Following Jesus’ example, we are people of compassion who come alongside those in need to offer help and healing. We see the struggles of the poor, the sick, and have deep concern that their needs be met, even at some cost to ourselves, our energy and our resources, just like Jesus. Most radically, Jesus teaches of God’s radical compassion and ours in the story of the prodigal son. Paul reminds us that God’s compassion is lived out in our compassion for each other. How are we identifying needs among our neighbors near and far, and reaching out in compassion with Christ?

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January 22, 2023 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

What We Value: Generosity 

At UMCG, we share our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. We often think we have to be rich to be generous with our money, or retired to be generous with our time, or ordained to be generous in prayer. Jesus shows us that generosity doesn’t jive with a scarcity mindset, but with an abundant heart. Join Pastor Rob as we explore Jesus’ call to generosity.

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January 15, 2023 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

What We Value: Welcoming 

At UMCG, we invite our community into our home with open arms. For whatever reason, we seem to spend a lot of time trying to fence people out of being included in sports, friendships, nations, even families. Jesus’s disciples even tried to fence little ones away from his blessing. Join Pastor Rob as Jesus shows us how to truly welcome everyone.

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January 8, 2023 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

What We Value: Inclusion 

At UMC of Geneva, we boldly love and accept people for who they are. There seems to be a human inclination to set conditions upon our love and acceptance. Sometimes we might even feel so insecure about our own position, we exclude others to justify ourselves or demand others to conform to our expectations to justify ourselves. Join Pastor Rob Hamilton as we see how Jesus didn’t set prerequisites for relationships and instead loves and accepts people as they are and in turn that bold, inclusive love changes people’s lives and the world.

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January 1, 2023 – Tri-City Service

Tri-City New Year’s Day Service

December 24, 2022 – Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 

Celebrate Christmas with carols, candlelight and communion.

December 23, 2022 – Candlelight Service

December 23 Candlelight Service

Big, bright, brass music surrounds this service of lessons and carols while contrasting Silent Night by candlelight.

December 18, 2022 – Christmas Cantata

Christmas Cantata – “On Christmas Night” by Bob Chilcott

Eight original settings of classic Christmas carols, presented by the Cantata Choir and accompanied by organ and chamber ensemble.

December 11, 2022 – Pastor Lisa Telomen

Bearing Good News: Three Women Who Knew What God Was Doing Before Anyone Else

Pastor Lisa explores with us thoughts about Anna, the prophetess who recognized Jesus at his presentation, and then spoke of him to all around. Wait, how do we do that? Recognize Jesus, and speak up about him, and speak out to others about him…let’s start, at Christmastime, a very good time to start sharing our hearts filled with Jesus’ love!

December 7, 2022 – Contemplative Advent Service

Waiting in Wonder

Experience the Christmas story as seen through the eyes of three Biblical women: Elizabeth, Anna and Mary. Featuring live music and dramatic readings.

December 4, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Bearing Good News: Three Women Who Knew What God Was Doing Before Anyone Else

Young Mary had no idea that not only her life was about to change, but everything that would happen in her life would change the world – no pressure. Join Pastor Rob as we learn from Mary about trusting God with everything.

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November 27, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Bearing Good News: Three Women Who Knew What God Was Doing Before Anyone Else

Elizabeth, and her husband Zechariah, suffered lifelong infertility, even as incredibly faithful people. But the Lord hadn’t forgotten Elizabeth, nor had God tarried in answering their prayer without a good purpose. Join Pastor Rob as we learn from Elizabeth about waiting faithfully upon the Lord.

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November 20, 2022 – Pastor Lisa Telomen

Gratitude Sunday: Our Thanks-Living Lists 

It’s thanksgiving time, and we have so many things to give thanks for… by prayer with thanksgiving, Paul writes…but wait, there’s more! Theres a thinking list, and a doing list as well! Wow! So we really want to LIVE our thanks, not just pray or think or speak it…! Pastor Lisa offers thoughts on how Paul’s advice to the Philippi church could help us focus our hearts and lives today.

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November 13, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

The New Creation: What it’s all really about! 

The Bible ends with a spectacular vision of how the whole story of all life and death ends and its not a divided world between pitchforks and harps, fiery torture and cloud-riding bliss but instead that of a new city where God and people dwell together and all things are made new. Join Pastor Rob in the conclusion of this series about what happens when we die.

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November 6, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Heaven: What Is It? Who Is There? 

An All Saints Celebration that explores the place we hope everyone ends up when they die. Join Pastor Rob on this tour of the streets of gold.

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October 30, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Hell: What Is It? Who Is There? 

Everyone wants to avoid hell but is it real? How can a loving God send people to such a place? Explore with Pastor Rob on what the Bible says about hell and what it means for us today.

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October 23, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Dying: No one wants To, But Everyone Does

How do we face the dying process as faithful people and make our living so that we die as those who go forth to live? Join Pastor Rob as we consider the dying process of Lazarus and his family as a lesson for our living and dying.

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October 16, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Death: What Is It? 

While death is part of the circle of life, was it part of the original design of life? Death is the enemy of life and God has something to say about death. Paul claims that has no victory and its sting is but a flesh wound. We’ll explore Paul’s writing and other passages about our enemy death.

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October 9, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Mingled Tears 

In Pastor Rob’s sermon this week, he’ll reflect on where UMCG has been and where we’re headed. Recognizing that the people of God have gone through cycles of orientation, disorientation and reorientation before and when God starts a new thing it can move us to tears, mingled tears of joy and grief and how both are a faithful response to God’s mercy in our lives.

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October 2, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

With Enough Technology, We’ll Be Ok, Right? 

Technology is supposed to make us more productive and reward us with leisure. Instead it enslaves us to our work, image, or brand. One example in the Bible of the allure of technology is the Tower of Babel. Join Pastor Rob as we explore how God responds when we fill our lives with technology.

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September 25, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Are You Doing Enough Self-Care? 

With over-scheduling our lives and overworking the solution de jour seems to be to add just one more thing: self-care. Self-care is important, but what if there is never enough self-care that can truly make us happy and at peace… then what do we do? Join Pastor Rob as he looks at prophet Elijah who might have something to teach us about running the rat race, finding self care, and keeping our sights set on our true purpose.

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September 18, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Work Hard Enough?

Hard work is a measure by which we assess worth & identity in American society. Sure, hard work might be financially rewarding, but what if it’s just a convenient way for us to avoid stuff in our lives? Join Pastor Rob as he challenges us to make sure we are working for the right reasons.

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September 11, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Busy Enough?

Ever feel the more we cram into our lives will somehow justify ourselves? What if there is a better way that might make us feel like we really are enough? Join Pastor Rob as we look at Mary, Martha & the drive to be busy all the time in the new series “Still Haven’t Found What We’re Looking For.”

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September 4, 2022 – Pastor Lisa Telomen

How Much Does That Cost?!

Being a disciple takes all we can give, according to Jesus! Whew! Is he for real? How can that possibly work?! We’re used to looking for discounts, and online coupons…! Pastor Lisa preaches

August 28, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Grace in Country Music – Outskirts of Heaven

Does God’s love every work so completely that we start to love just like God loves? Join Pastor Rob as we conclude the series: ‘Grace in Country Music’ with the sermon focusing on Perfecting Grace and the song Outskirts of Heaven by Craig Campbell.

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August 21, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Grace in Country Music – Like Jesus Does 

God’s love tends to mess with our lives and makes positive changes that don’t always come easy. Join Pastor Rob in a new series: ‘Grace in Country Music’. The third sermon focuses on Sanctifying Grace and the song Like Jesus Does by Eric Church.

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August 14, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Grace in Country Music – Beer With Jesus

When we realize God loves us just as we are and we accept God’s love it become just-as-if-we never sinned. Join Pastor Rob in a new series: ‘Grace in Country Music’. The second sermon focuses on Justifying Grace and the song Beer With Jesus by Thomas Rhett.

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August 7, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Grace in Country Music – The Little Girl 

God loves us before we know it and God’s love can even find its way into country music. Join Pastor Rob in a new series on ‘Grace in Country Music’. The first sermon focuses on Prevenient Grace and the song The Little Girl by John Micheal Montgomery.

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July 31, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Expect Resistance

Business leaders in Ephesus stir up crowds to riot, believing that Paul and Christians are undermining their religion, their economy, and soon their peaceful politics. Paul is kept from speaking, and Alexander tries to speak to no avail. The village clerk warns the crowd that Rome could end their riot, or they could go home and settle any business in courts. Paul leaves after encouraging the believers. How might we encourage believers today, who struggle to have faith, and to live out their faith in a culture that doesn’t care and doesn’t want to listen…? What does our counterculture offer that might help people choose Jesus’ way over no way?

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July 24, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Nearing the Ends of the Earth 

Paul heads to Athens after folks begin stirring up crowds against him in other towns, and is invited to speak to curious crowds in the marketplace. He connects their worship of many gods to worship of the one “unknown” god, and tells them of God and Jesus, who was raised from the dead. Many are turned off, but some are still curious, and a few join Paul and become believers. How might you craft your witness to Christ, knowing that many may not be interested, some might be curious, and a few may want to know more…? Sometimes we don’t know how to be true to our faith without diminishing others so to be polite, we suggest all religions are the same, but while there are many valid religions, ours is unique, powerful and worth sharing, not watering down.

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July 17, 2022 – John Kemble

Paul, along with Silas, is visiting towns he had been to on previous journeys. The Holy Spirit interrupts their travels, and Paul follows a vision to go to Macedonia. In Philippi an encounter with a slave girl lands them in jail, where they hold late night Church. How do people on the margins of life impact you? When is worship a dark time? What is Freedom?

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July 10, 2022 – ASP Sunday

ASP Sunday is a time for the mission team to reconnect, share stories, and celebrate the work of our youth and adult volunteers who headed to Kanawha County, West Virginia. Pastor Lisa will introduce the ASP Testimonies linking the message of scripture that people from every nation are welcome to the good news of Jesus, no matter what they eat or what they have believed before. The love of Jesus embraces and saves everyone! How have we been blessed when extending God’s love to those outside our “zone”? When has God worked amazing grace through us, in spite of us even?! How might we now extend God’s grace even farther, and answer God’s call to share in word and deed?

July 3, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Blinded by the Light 

Saul, who has been persecuting Christians, arresting them from all over Judea, is now blinded on the way to Damascus in Syria. He encounters Jesus, is convicted of his error, and is healed and baptized by Ananias, a disciple who reluctantly heeds God’s call to help Saul. God sees that Saul can be a great instrument of faith for Gentiles and Jews. With the disciples’ help in Damascus, Saul becomes a great witness to Jesus, proving that Jesus was the Messiah. Who has helped you in some of your great turn-arounds? How have you been helped by folks you might have once considered enemies? How has God blessed you and helped you to make surprising life changes – real makeovers for faith?!

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June 26, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Hop In

Phillip willingly goes where the spirit leads, even beyond Judea to outlying regions and with “outlying” foreigners, proclaiming the love of God in Christ that can heal and bless people. When Philip heeds the message of God’s angel and Holy Spirit, he is led from Samaria to southern Judea to baptize an Ethiopian eunuch who is the treasurer of the queen of Ethiopia: for no one is unclean or or unfit to be saved by God’s love and grace. Relegated to the outermost court of the Jewish temple, the eunuch in baptism was blessed by the Holy Spirit of God. And Philip is transported to his next destination, on the coast of Judea. When have you heeded the Spirit’s prompting to reach out and bless someone on the margins? Who have you noticed and helped, who is not part of your usual crowd? What gift/s did you give? And what gift/s did you receive? Are you paying closer attention to God’s calls to see people in need? Why or why not?!

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June 19, 2022 – Cheryl Johnson

Holy Boldness: How Can We Keep from Speaking?! 

Peter heals a crippled beggar, and is brought to the religious authorities with John, for they are arrested for teaching that in Jesus there is the resurrection of the dead. Peter testifies that in Jesus’ name there is salvation, for he was raised from the dead. The authorities are afraid of the crowds, and see the man healed before them. They order them not to speak, trying to contain the spread of the Gospel, but Peter and John say “they cannot keep from speaking.” What about our faith is so compelling that we must speak of it to others? What might you be so bold to talk about with others?!

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June 12, 2022 – Pastor Lisa Telomen

Recipe for a Contagious Faith!

Crowds are convicted by Peter’s preaching, baptized, then devote themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and prayers. They were in awe of the wonders and signs done by the apostles, and shared their possessions with all as any had need. They spent much time together at temple, and ate together with glad and generous hearts, praising God. And day by day God added to their number those being saved. Wow! Are we convicted of Jesus’ as Lord and Messiah? Are we devoted to teaching and prayer? In awe? Are we glad? Generous?

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June 5, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

It’s NOT Five O’Clock Somewhere

The Spirit comes with wind and flames and inspires each of the disciples in the Upper Room to begin speaking in languages unfamiliar to them, about God’s deeds of power. Crowds gather and hear their testimonies, and wonder what this can mean, and Peter is moved to tell them about Jesus – the first sermon inspired by the Holy Spirit! When has God’s spirit moved us to tell about God’s deeds of power?! What would we tell about it that might seem so outlandish that we’re filled with new wine or the Holy Spirit.

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May 29, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

It’s GO Time! 

The disciples have just had a great season of review with Jesus after his resurrection, being reminded of his teachings during his ministry with them. Jesus prepares to leave them now, reminding them that God will send the Holy Spirit to empower them to share the Good News of God’s everlasting love to the ends of the earth. Wait, what?! Us witness?! Ready or Not, Jesus is going to make sure we are ready to be about the Spirited Adventures of his mission to the ends of the earth.

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May 22, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Pastor Rob Hamilton Preaches, – “Do You Want to be Made Well?” 

How many times do we come up with excuses to prevent God’s healing work in our lives? Sometimes we are so focused on excuses that we start to let the excuse become our narrative and we need to hear Jesus simple words of healing so that we can standup and move on to the full and abundant life Jesus offers us.

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May 15, 2022 – Confirmation

Students share Why Jesus is important to them, why church is important to them, and what commitments they want to make to both.

May 8, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Pastor Rob Hamilton Preaches, – “Faithful Women in Fearful Times” 

A look at the women of the exodus and how their faith, courage and tenacity beats in all hearts today.

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May 1, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Pastor Rob Hamilton Preaches, – “Do You Love Me?” 

We all betray Jesus. What transpires with Peter and the rest on the beach after the resurrection can be us. We all want to go back to a way of living before Jesus got a hold of us. Sometimes we can be successful in our efforts (or at least we think we are) and then Jesus comes to get us back. When he does, Jesus wants to know do you love me?

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April 24, 2022 – Pastor Lisa Telomen

Pastor Lisa Telomen Preaches, – “Care-takers, collaborators and co-creators with God” 

The subduing and dominion parts are really about being responsible for the survival and flourishing of everyone who calls earth home, not a license to go out and exploit the earth for our pleasure…. some thoughts on how we can help the earth survive and flourish… from saints and gardeners of all ages.

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April 17, 2022 – Easter Sunday

Celebrate the joy of the Resurrection with the Good News of the Easter Gospel and the Chancel Choir’s performance of Now The Green Blade Riseth, written for this service by Scott Stevenson and Pastor Rob Hamilton’s message, “Easter IRL”.

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April 15, 2022 – Good Friday

This traditional Good Friday Service held in the UMCG Sanctuary features modern reflections on what it might have been like to be there the day Jesus was crucified. We sing Taizé choruses, listen and reflect together on Jesus’ suffering, death and crucifixion.

April 10, 2022 – Palm Sunday

Experience the last week of Jesus’ life through engaging drama and worship.

April 3, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Pastor Rob Hamilton Preaches – ‘The Walk: Share’ 

At UMCG we are really good at ‘walking the walk’ as they say. You can see in our generous service to others the love of Christ. But unless we tell people about Jesus and invite people to experience Jesus as we do at UMCG, we neglect ‘talking the talk. Sharing your faith isn’t about ‘converting’ anyone to your perspective but sharing with others that which you love about your Lord and your church.

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March 27, 2022 – Pastor Lisa Telomen

Pastor Lisa Telomen Preaches, – ‘The Walk: Give’

Our online checking statements may say more about our priorities in life than our google calendar. Jesus had a lot to say about how we order our living and giving, to be in line with God’s goals for our lives and world. We’ll take a look at Matthew 6: 19-21, among others of Jesus’ comments about money and wealth. How do you prioritize care for your money and possessions? Are they to do good, for the Lord’s sake? Pastor Adam Hamilton talks about gratitude, living purposefully, and generosity, as key drivers for our happiness and faithfulness in our lifetimes. Come explore these ideas with Pastor Lisa Telomen, and former Lay Leader John Kemble, as they share in a dialogue sermon about Giving as one of the essential practices in the Christian life.

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March 20, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Pastor Rob Hamilton Preaches, – ‘The Walk: Serve’ 

When Jesus says he is the fulfillment of all the Law and The Prophets, we see in Jesus someone who loves God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength and their neighbor as themselves. In this sermon, we will explore our foundations for serving others as an act of loving God and neighbor.

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March 13, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Pastor Rob Hamilton Preaches, – ‘The Walk: Study’

Through Scripture the living Christ meets us in the experience of redeeming grace. We properly read Scripture within the believing community, informed by the tradition of that community.We interpret individual texts in light of their place in the Bible as a whole. We are aided by scholarly inquiry and personal insight, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. As we work with each text, we take into account what we have been able to learn about the original context and intention of that text. In this understanding we draw upon the careful historical, literary, and textual studies of recent years, which have enriched our understanding of the Bible. Through this faithful reading of Scripture, we may come to know the truth of the biblical message in its bearing on our own lives and the life of the world. Thus, the Bible serves both as a source of our faith and as the basic criterion by which the truth and fidelity of any interpretation of faith is measured.

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March 6, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Pastor Rob Hamilton Preaches, – ‘The Walk: Worship & Prayer’ 

From the beginning of the Bible and all the way to the end, God’s people have lifted praise, thanksgiving and adoration to God. For generations we have been able to talk to God like talking to a friend. Learn new and renew your worship and prayer practices as we explore this first and core Christian practice.

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March 2, 2022 – Student Pastor Cory Nordine

Student Pastor Cory Nordine Preaches – ‘God’s Alarm’

Watch and reflect on Cory’s message in our Ash Wednesday Service! Remember you are dust, and that you are holy! — and renew your relationship with God who gives you birth, and who gives you sacred, eternal, worth!

February 27, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Pastor Rob Hamilton Preaches – ‘Not So Happy Ending’

David is in his old age. He doesn’t go out to fight in battle anymore. His third son Absalom, by Bathsheba is quite the young man. He’s handsome and cocksure like his dad, but he doesn’t follow after the Lord. He murders his half brother in an act of vigilante justice; he organizes a revolt that sends his aged father to flee the city. Absalom then dies in a tragic accident. To the affectionate, chivalrous heart of David, the loss of his son, worthless and treacherous as he was, brought grief that more than outweighed his own safety and restoration. Trigger warning: this story references sexual assault and murder. 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33

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February 20, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Pastor Rob Hamilton Preaches – ‘Even the best make mistakes’ 

David was now comfortable, too comfortable. He was without challenge. In his ease he wandered away from God. The wandering of his heart, led to wandering eyes, which lead to a rape, coverup, manslaughter and this displeased the Lord. David gets called out on this and he repents, but he still has to live with the consequences of his action and they are tragic. But even with such a hard fall from grace, God was able to still use David and history remembers him as the greatest king of all time. Trigger warning: this story references sexual assault and murder. 2 Samuel 11:1-15, 26-27

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February 13, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Pastor Rob Hamilton Preaches – ‘Dirty Dancing?’

David has ascended to the throne. For all his success, he knows it comes only from the Lord and so he unabashedly worships God. David is all in dancing and singing as the ark comes into town. His display of worship breaks decorum and it draws the ire of Saul’s daughter but it shows his love of God. How can we look and see how God has been using us, leading us, blessing us. What is our response to God’s action in our lives? It ought to be worship and praise.

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February 6, 2022 – Pastor Lisa Telomen

Pastor Lisa Telomen Preaches – ‘The Better Part of Wisdom: Mercy’

Abigail negotiates peace between David and her husband, defusing David’s anger and advancing God’s goals for the kingdom. How might we watch for God’s messengers, or even be God’s messenger for peace & mercy? 1 Samuel 25: 2-35

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January 30, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton


1 Samuel 17:57 – 18:9 – David and Saul have a pretty tense relationship. In this reading, David wins the favor of the people and Saul gets jealous. It’s even more troublesome to Saul that his son Jonathan enters into a covenant relationship or bromance with David. For years, Saul will try to hunt, jail and kill David. David will be cunning and merciful. There will be a reprieve and it will all come to an end when Saul and Jonathan are killed in battle. How does God use these adversarial relationships to form and shape us by identifying our role and what we can do to build bridges in relationships.

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January 23, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

The Bigger They Are The Harder They Fall’

The Classic Story of David and Goliath – David is young and so sure of himself. He’s not afraid of big bad Goliath that everyone else cowers to. Is that because David is young, full of himself and thinks he’s immortal? Probably part of the reason. The main reason could be that he is so assured of victory that David had learned to trust God in other situations and knew how to act in this situation.

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January 16, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

‘God Vision’

In our world today, we easily judge people by appearances, economic status, education level, religious or political affiliations and then we assign worth, even opportunity. That happened in ancient Bible times too. God, however, doesn’t judge like we do, instead we learn in 1 Samuel 16:4-13 that God looks upon our hearts.

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January 9, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

A worship service of baptismal anticipation and reaffirmation, featuring music and Pastor Rob Hamilton’s message – “Not Worthy”

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January 2, 2022 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Pastor Rob Hamilton leads a Celebration of the Epiphany