Generousity or Scarcity

February 18, 2021

Sunday’s scripture highlights the contrast between two world views—Mary’s open-handed/open-hearted generosity and Judas’s clenched fist, scarcity/judgment approach. A scarcity worldview drives commodification, consumption and class stratification. Generosity creates heaven on earth. Here’s the good news: worldviews are choices!  When we’re conscious of the ways these worldviews work, we can create the world anew. Please join Pastor Jennifer through an exploration of these ideas as we worship our God together on YouTube at 10 a.m. NOTE: The Spring Forward time change happens this Sunday morning, so please Spring Forward!


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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March 11, 2021

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