Connections: Connected to the Holy Spirit

Have you ever wondered how a religion gets started? What are the conditions and who are the players? Is there some kind of “magic” that happens to get it all off the ground? This Sunday, we’re going to look at the characters and circumstances that tend to create new religious expressions, including the “magic” of the Holy Spirit. We’ll also look about connecting to the Holy Spirit more deeply especially when our lives are in transition. It’s all about shake-ups, breakups, and breakouts this Sunday at UCC Missoula, please join us in person or online at 10 a.m.

Everything Changes
In our sermon series we are exploring how our brains were designed to be suspicious of change, and for good reason–homeostasis in good measure helps us thrive, protecting us from danger. But if we look closely at what the Creator set in motion, we find that change is the most constant part of life and necessary for animating our spirits as we find renewed purpose throughout life. Jesus advocated for changes that would keep us moving toward greater goodness!  “Everything Changes” John 12:20-26 In our scripture this week Jesus asks us to let go of life “as it is” in order to create and multiply the love that is eternal. What feels like the chaos, or recklessness, of change is the breaking-open of possibility and the sprouting of new life. This is what it means to follow the change-maker Jesus and serve his purpose of more love in the world. -Pastor Courtney

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May 12, 2022

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