Sabbath is a day to set aside the busyness of life and rest. So we keep it simple. No formalities. Just connecting with God and each other.
Sabbath School begins at 9 AM and provides a setting for discussion-oriented group Bible Study. Children's classes are available and receive rave reviews. Praise time follows a short break. The Worship Service beginning at 11 AM is designed to make us think - and grapple with the real issues in our lives.
We are a safe congregation: safe for kids, safe for adults. Whether you are liberal, conservative, or just curious you will be included and treated with love and respect. We love music - old and new - so come prepared to sing or share as the Spirit moves you.
Here are a sampling of our latest Sabbath morning presentations. More can be found on our Youtube channel.
November 27, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: The Shoebox
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. How would you answer the question? Here's the link to the resource mentioned.
Text Talk: Ears to Hear
How would Jesus talk to non-Christians?
Engage the Kids
Now that's a pretty face! I wonder what other mysteries Katrina has in store for us?
November 21, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: Grace in a Nightmare
Current events and Steve's experiences two decades ago collide in a powerful picture of what a life of Grace is like.
Text Talks. 04. Pictures of Grace.
The Bible has many stories illustrating Grace. Let's explore a few.
Engage the Kids in Sabbath School
Katrina Gage has been bringing her gift of engaging children in learning to a wide audience through her Youtube Channel. Today we start including her in our regular online services. They (and you) will enjoy stories, crafts, and more.
November 14, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: Grace in a Toilet Bowl.
Wait! Isn't that more than a little sacrilegious? Steve evidently doesn't think so. I wonder what's going on in that brain of his.
Text Talks. 03. Passages on Grace
Explore a few of the many passages on Grace that have shaped Steve's worldview.
November 7, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: The GPS Gospel. 05. Interference.
Bobby Gage returns to share more insights drawn from his experiences using GPS systems in ways that are outside the norm.
Text Talks: Broken Connection
What breaks our connection with God? How can it be restored?
October 31, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: The GPS Gospel. 04. Blind Feet.
A childhood memory of a broken toy and a story bring the GPS Gospel to life.
Text Talks. 01. A Meaningful Law.
In this new series Steve will be letting us dip our toes into the Bible passages that shaped his perspective on the topics discussed in the Sabbath Devotionals.
October 24, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: The GPS Gospel. 03. Dad.
Lost, confused, and alone? Who ya gonna call?
October 17, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: The GPS Gospel. 02. Directions.
A strange thing happened on the road to church this week ...
October 10, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: The GPS Gospel. 01. Tech Me!
Bobby Gage joins Steve this week in an exploration of the tech that we trust ... whatever could that be?
October 3, 2020
Steve continues his exploration of Sin and the Gospel through an encounter at his mother's funeral which raised a question. Are accountability and empathy incompatible?
September 26, 2020
The Gospel of the Darleks
When it comes to COVID-19, are you a Darlek? Exterminate! Exterminate! What does that have to do with The Gospel?
September 19, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: Lessons From A Woodshed
What comes to your mind when you think of lessons learned in a woodshed? Let's find out what Steve learned!
September 12, 2020
Ripple Rock: Weeds
In the fourth and final episode of Ripple Rock, Steve turns to his garden for inspiration on the meaning of temptation and how to overcome.
September 5, 2020
Ripple Rock: The Nod
Have you ever received "the nod" from a total stranger? What does it mean? And what does it have to do with Ripple Rock and our struggles with temptation?
August 29, 2020
Ripple Rock: Mapping the Rock
What is temptation? Steve digs up some different perspectives.
August 22, 2020
Ripple Rock: A Blast from the Past
What's your Ripple Rock?
August 15, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: COVID-19 and IT.
Having some technical issues so I asked Bobby Gage to give me a hand today.
August 8, 2020
A Kingdom Parable: The Legacy
Four children. Who will carry on the father's legacy?
August 1, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: The Weight of the Cross
How much does your cross weigh?
July 25, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: The Words of the Prophets
From a New York tenement to the streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Are you listening?
July 18, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: Blind Spot
The Gospel of the Blind Spot. Ever heard of it?
July 11, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: I Am Born!
Ever been embarrassed by your family? What about your homeland? The Gospel has something to say here too.
July 4, 2020
A Sabbath Devotional: The Minors
Are you majoring in the minors?
June 27, 2020
BLM and Me: Sorting
Safe and unsafe. How do we tell the difference. Thoughts on the dangers of sort-o'-sorting.
June 20, 2020
BLM and Me: Justified
A modern parable of looking good and being right.
June 13, 2020
BLM and Me: Flowers, Cherries, and Turning a Blind Eye
What is peace? Is it the absence of conflict? Steve shares some stories of reconciliation and building peace.
June 6, 2020
Black Lives Matter and Me
What a difference one week can make in our Facebook conversations. How am I responding to the renewed #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations?
May 30, 2020
Kingdom Parables: Storm Clouds and the Birds Who Inhabit Them
Birds react to approaching storms in different ways. What bird do you identify with?
May 23, 2020
COVID Tales: Shared Stories
What does it mean to share someone's story? Do you share Jesus' story? Does he share yours?
May 16, 2020
COVID Tales: Have You Heard?
An awkward moment at a gathering of pastors this week connected me to a memory from Africa. Have you heard the Good News about ...?
May 9, 2020
COVID Tales: Go to the Ants ...
When leadership gives conflicting messages and chaos rains, what does a follower of Jesus have to serve as a guide? Where is your focus?
May 2, 2020
COVID Tales: Disagreeable You.
When someone ignores your advice, how do you deal with it? Steve takes us to Africa to explore some reactions he has experienced.
April 25, 2020
COVID Tales: Leaning In.
When a crisis stretches on and tests the limits of our resilience, what options do we have? One of the strengths psychology has identified is Spirituality. Steve shares one of his Stones of Remembrance, memories that fortify him spiritually in times of crisis.
April 18, 2020
COVID Tales: The Fine Art of Breath Holding
Five stories under the South Pacific, taking a breath is not an option. Steve explores some strategies for sur-thrival when the going gets tough.
April 11, 2020
Covid Tales: Metaphors of Death
When death stalks your dreams, what metaphor does it wear? What is a metaphor anyhow?! Steve uses the vagaries of the English language to explore how our perception of death can affect our lives during stressful times.
April 4, 2020
COVID Tales: One Foot in the Canoe
A story of hilarious consequences. Common ground between the spiritual and the religious. Strengths and pitfalls.
March 28, 2020
COVID Tales: Spiritual but not religious
Why do Christians have such a difficult time understanding the term "spiritual but not religious?"
March 21, 2020
COVID Tales: Resilience
How do we find a foundation for resilience in the face of traumatic events like the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is disrupting lives on a global scale. Steve shares a story from his family history along with the lessons he learned.
March 14, 2020
COVID Tales: The End of the World
Where do we find peace when in a world gone crazy? Steve shares his experience.