From the Pastor | Sunday’s Message “Humble Humility,” August 16, 2020

Pastor Jones

In this 47-minute video, I lead you and the community in worship, sharing a prayer by Bill Wilson and music from Liz Cataldo on the keyboard. The message centers around the importance of the place we begin from when we act. First, we must hear with an open heart and without judgment. If we are humble and have humility will next serve as from a stance of equality. If not, we will help, or we will try to fix and both come from a position of power. The Bible shares if filled with stories of submission and humility and I share two in Numbers 12:3 and Mark 10:15. I encourage you this week to pause before you take action and be sure you are coming from a place of love and service.

From the Pastor | Sunday’s Message “Paying for the Sins of Our Parents”, August 9th

From the Pastor

In this 42-minute video, I lead you and the community in worship, sharing a prayer by Central MA District Co-Lay Leader, Bob Hout, and music from Liz Cataldo playing “I am here, Lord” by John Michael Talbot. The message discusses how the sins of our forefathers are visited upon the children of the third and fourth generations. To stop the transferring of these sins, I encourage you to recognize our mistakes, take responsibility for a wrong, and repair the hurt it dealt.

From the Pastor | Sunday’s Message “Finding Our Way”, August 2nd

From the Pastor

In this 29-minute video, I lead you and the community in worship, sharing a reflection on how we can respond to these challenging times as a Christian. Jesus is our role model, as he walked in grace, he was able to love, love so great that he set both the oppressed and the oppressors free. I encourage you this week that when you are faced with a challenge, remember the Shane Claiborne quote “Peacemaking doesn’t mean passivity. It is the act of interrupting injustice without mirroring injustice, the act of disarming evil without destroying the evildoer, the act of finding a third way that is neither fight nor flight but the careful, arduous pursuit of reconciliation and justice!”

From the Pastor | Sunday’s Message “Grace is a superpower”, July 26th

From the Pastor

In this 25-minute video, I lead you and the community in worship, sharing a message of a superpower that is available to all of us, God’s Grace. I provide examples from the Bible and my life.  Yes, I have been blessed to have accessed it (even if I hadn’t recognized it at the time.) I encourage you this week that when you are faced with a challenge, leave space for Grace. Its presence will allow you to things you never thought you could do!

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From the Pastor | Sunday’s Message “Open to Turn”, July 19th

From the Pastor

In this 24-minute video, I lead you and the community in worship, sharing prayers, and the story of the flood from Genesis. The message this week reminds us to trust in the process of Grace to help us through our uncomfortableness when we are faced with cognitive dissonance in our daily lives. I encourage you this week to be open to the fact that God knows you and loves you completely. Act with that knowledge of God’s presence, and let it guide you to turn, to change, and build the garden.

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