Come get OUTLOUD with us FRIDAY!

We are two days out from our OUTLOUD event in the courtyard!  We are so excited to have such an amazing lineup of artists, fantastic volunteers, delicious food, and an amazing show of the wonderful life that flows out of our church all benefiting a great cause!  Let me take...

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Sparking Joy

It’s the end of Epiphany! Soon we will stop marching in the light of God and we’ll start our walk to the cross. And after all of this talk about light since the beginning of Advent, we get the final burst of light of the Transfiguration. How can we then,...

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OUT and LOUD

Friends, By now you’ve probably seen that our church is hosting an event during SXSW called OUTLOUD.  I cannot express how exciting this is for our church and for our neighbors. We are jumping in the river and flowing with the stream of the city to be a part of...

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Acting in Between

Dear Church: How do we act with intention in a time in between? As we embarked upon this season of discernment last year, I told you the life of the church would continue during the process. We would worship. We would serve. We would experiment. And we would make decisions....

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Finding Comfort

Hi, Church Family! Some of you may or may not know that I am a pretty big introvert. I have limited amounts of social energy and I expend just about all of it every day! Social interactions tend to give me anxiety and make me a little bit nervous. While...

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Innovation

Dear Church: There is a lot of talk in our city and country about innovation. We hear the enthusiastic claims for the next big thing that’s a game-changer: the product, service or idea that will disrupt the status quo, altering perceptions, shifting behaviors, leading us to a place we could...

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Little Things Make Big Things Happen

This month through the adult Sunday School class, we have had several opportunities to listen to others’ stories.  We have been invited to hear the “yes” from others who are literally building bridges for a just world. This Sunday will be our final Sunday in this series, where we will...

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How Far We’ve Come

Happy Thursday! To start: If you don’t know this song by MatchboxTwenty, I’d recommend familiarizing yourself. The music video is excellent, encouraging, and makes you feel good. Take a second to watch! “I’m waking at the start of the end of the world but it’s feeling just like any other...

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Epiphanies-R-Us?

Dear Church: In the early 1990s, my friend Denise and I wrote columns for a community newspaper we helped start in the San Francisco Bay Area. We took inspiration from San Francisco Chronicle columnist Adair Lara, who invoked the psychologist Carl Jung’s dictum: “What is most personal is most common.”...

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Building Bridges for a Just World

Happy New Year, Y’all! It’s 2019. It is a new year, new day, new you! It is that time of the year when we evaluate our past year, make commitments for the year to come, jot down goals for new habits and make plans to break old habits. 2019 brings new things...

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