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What we believe together

As a congregation we affirm the importance of regularly meeting together to worship, to celebrate communion, and to hear God’s word in a spirit of mutual accountability. How do we demonstrate this shared Anabaptist conviction and how may the Spirit be challenging us toward greater faithfulness? Sermon by Gina Burkhart

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Jesus Saves

In John 3:1-17 Jesus tells Nicodemus that God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Jesus saves! Jesus was sent to save the world. We as Christians celebrate that good news. But, what kind of saving does Jesus do? […]

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Perplexing Comforter

In Acts 2:1-21, we encounter a story of translation. The Holy Spirit demonstrates that God is not far off, but comes close, involving people intimately in conveying a message. That is, translating the message of God’s love and purpose. What a comfort that God comes close enough to translate. And what a perplexing opportunity we […]

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Set Apart and Sent by God

As Jesus’ ministry here on earth is about to end, he leaves his disciples with a prayer for unity like the unity between God and Jesus. The disciples are now set apart and sent into the world to be the voice and face of Jesus. In the same way, Jesus sets us apart and sends […]

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We are people of God’s peace

The fifth chapter of What We Believe Together: Exploring the “Shared Convictions” of Anabaptist-Related Churches states that “The Spirit of Jesus empowers us to trust God in all areas of our life so we become peacemakers who renounce violence, love our enemies, seek justice, and share our possessions with those in need.” In this meditation, […]

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