[T]he way of salvation comes from doing as Jesus did. To be saved, one must imitate the Savior; one must be willing to challenge oppression wherever it is found. Salvation is about achieving wholeness, and it is found in the continual actions of those who are working for that wholeness.
Making a Way Out of No Way: Dr. Monica A. Coleman reflections on Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas’ womanist theology of salvation.
Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 18
Hope for a New and Right Spirit
Theologian in Residence Patricia Hunter preached from one of her favorite Bible texts on Sunday - Psalm 51:
My point in sharing all of that story is to say, it is not always someone else who makes our lives miserable. If we are honest, we have made some poor choices along the way. We have not always been the saintly crowd we are today. Some of us are living clean lives today only because we can’t do what we used to do. It is hard to get in much trouble when we are in bed by 9 pm each night. Amen! But there were times, when we got in our own way and we got in God’s way. There have been times when God tried to direct us in our relationships, and with our children. But, we decided to ignore that still small voice and do it our way.
Join us for Holy Week and Easter this year.
March For Our Lives - Saturday, March 24
Palm Sunday - March 25
Wednesday Dinner and Activities - March 28
Good Friday Service - March 30
Easter Brunch, Activities, and Worship - Sunday, April 1
See our Holy Week page for all the details.
We welcome Anita Peebles as our new Associate Pastor with a focus on Next-Generation Ministries!
Anita spent time with us, including Wednesday Dinner on March 7, a reception and dinner on Saturday, March 10, and finally preaching during worship on Sunday, March 11. Immediately after worship the congregation overwhelmingly elected her to be our associate pastor.
Anita grew up in Michigan, graduated from Oberlin College, and is completing her Master of Divinity degree at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tenn. She will begin her ministry at SFBC in June.
Here is a video that Anita sent us this week:
Movie on 3-14-18 at 7.42 PM.mov
Read about Anita and her visit with us here...
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I'm Freaking Out!
Jim Segaar shares some thoughts for our crazy, crazy times.
Some mornings I wake up thinking, “Which horrendous problem with our society should I freak out about today?” Because we definitely have choices. This year, following the murder of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, many people are freaking out about gun violence, and I’m one of them. In some ways this is an “easy one.” Nations from Great Britain to Australia to Canada have dealt effectively with gun violence by implementing what even Dick’s Sporting Goods refers to as “common sense gun reform.”
Wednesday, March 21
Saturday, March 24
Sunday, March 25 - Palm Sunday
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