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The Race Matter June 15, Rev. Ahrens
Do The Right Thing
June 8, Rev. Ahrens
Listening Hearts
June 1, Rev. Ahrens
Be Opened April 27, Katherine Beckett
The God of Jesus April 20, Rev. Tisher
Covenanting For Justice
April 13, Wahu Kaara
Didn't We Feel on Fire? April 6, Rev. Ahrens
Is Doubting Faith Wrong If We Are Truly Seeking Truth For Our Lives? March 30, Rev. Ahrens
What Is Heaven Like? March 23, Rev. Ahrens
Who is Jesus? March 16, Rev. Ahrens
How Do I Know that the Life I Live and the Decisions I Make are According to God’s Will? March 2, Rev. Ahrens
What Are the Key Teachings in the Bible? February 17, Rev. Ahrens
How Do I Live My Faith In My Family? February 10, Rev. Ahrens
Why Repent? I'm UCC
Ash Wednesday, February 6, Rev. Ahrens
Clouds to Crowds February 3, Rev. Ahrens
Teach, Proclaim, Cure January 27, Rev. Ahrens
Judges in a Time of War January 20, Rev. Ahrens
The Rest of the Story January 13, Rev. Botts
A Light in the Darkness January 6, Rev. Tisher


The Flowers of Winter December 30, Rev. Botts
Isaiah 9: For Unto Us a Child is Born Christmas Eve, 11:00 Service, Rev. Ahrens
Wrapped and Laid Down Christmas Eve, 7:30 Service, Rev. Ahrens
Refuse Evil, Accept Good December 23, Rev. Ahrens
The Dancing Desert, December 16, Rev. Ahrens
No Fighting, No Biting December 9, Rev. Ahrens
Learning War No More December 2, Rev. Ahrens
The End November 25, Rev. Botts
The Eleventh Hour November 18, Rev. Ahrens
Ten Things You Need to Know about Finance and Stewardship October 14, Rev. Ahrens
Forgiveness and Faith  October 7, Rev. Ahrens
Not Convinced? Try the Resurrected One!
September 30, Rev. Ahrens
Gladden Your Hearts September 23, Rev. Ahrens
The Pipe and the Cross September 16, Rev. Ahrens
Stepping Up With Jesus September 9, Rev. Ahrens
Beware and Risk September 2, Rev. Ahrens
Preparing for Life’s Lags and Celebrating Your Victories August 26, Rev. Ahrens
Trusting the Holy Spirit to Lead Us While Building a Broad Base of Support
August 19, Rev. Ahrens
Risking Honesty in Simple, Specific and Impossible Ways August 12, Rev. Ahrens
This is the Life! August 5, Rev. Botts
Listening to Friends While Praying to God July 29, Rev. Ahrens
Of Ultimate Concern July 22, Rev.Sarah Reed
Tee Off and Follow Through July 15, Rev. Botts
This Strangely Warmed Planet July 8, Rev. Ahrens
Yearning to be Free July 1, Rev. Ahrens
Welcomed Into Community June 24, Rev. Ahrens
Strange Tablemates June 17, Rev. Botts
The Future June 10, Rev. Phil Hart
One From Many June 3, Rev. Ahrens
Power When You Need It May 27, Rev. Botts
Who Will Carry the Torch May 13, Rev. Ahrens
What Dorinda Means to Us A Eulogy Delivered May 12 by Bill Lange
Love in Action May 6, Rev. Ahrens
Break Through April 29, Rev. Ahrens
A Reverence for Life April 15, Rev. Ahrens
The Sacrament of Rising From The Dead April 8, 11 a.m., Rev. Ahrens
Behold! April 6, Good Friday Sermon, Rev. Ahrens
The Sacrament of Giving Your Life April 1, Rev. Ahrens
The Sacrament of Touch March 25, Rev. Botts
The Sacrament of Coming Home March 18, Rev. Ahrens
The Sacrament of Repentance March 11, Rev. Ahrens
The Sacrament of Grieving March 4, Rev. Ahrens
In Sacred Space March 4, 9:00 service, Sarah Reed
Compassion as a Sacrament, February 25, Rev. Ahrens
Listening as a Sacrament, Ash Wednesday Feb. 21, Rev. Ahrens
Do and Hear - Keynote speech delivered by Rev. Ahrens on 2/12/07 at the 2007 Jewish Fund for Justice Annual Meeting in Santa Clara, CA,
WDJB February 11, Rev. Botts
Invited to Stay February 4, Rev. Ahrens
Love Really Matters
January 28, Rev. Ahrens

The Moral Arc of the Universe January 14, Rev. Ahrens
A Star Is Born January 7, Rev. Ahrens
Wise Men, Wise Women January 1, Rev. Botts



Love: Savior of the World December 24
It Happens Like This December 24 7:30 p.m.
Cross Road to Heaven December
24 11:00 p.m.
Joy: Comfort Station Straight Ahead December 17
Peace: Desert Road Ready for Business
December 10
Hope: A Branch in the Highway December 3
Endings and Beginnings, and All That’s Between, November 26
Divorce: Torn Asunder November 19
The Audacity to Believe November 5
The Eighth Day October 29
Leap to New Heights in Our Giving October 22
Into Thin Air October 8
For Such a Time as This October 1
Draw Near To God September 24
Faith AND Works September 10
Blessed are you, when . . . you are persecuted for righteousness sake Sept 3
Blessed are you, when . . . you are pure in heart and you make peace
August 27 Blessed are you, when . . . you are meek, you hunger for what is right, and act mercifully August 20
Blessed are you when . . . Your spirit is poor and you mourn August 13
Jamal, Dwayne, and Little Joe July 30
Jeff July 23
Sandy and Tom July 16
Shake Off The Dust July 9
Loving Lament July 2
Have a Little Faith in God July 25 - Elaine Fennel
One God, One Sling, One Stone June 18
Two Questions June 11
Feeling the Breath of God June 4, Dr. Donald Luck
Dumb Luck and Disappointments
May 28
What is to Prevent Me from Being Baptised? May 14
The Kindness of Justice - Sermon Preached at Temple Israel, May 12, 2006
The Paradox of Twin Truths April 23
In Your Easter Outfit April 16, 9:00
The Church of Ressurection April 16, 11:00
Austrailia: A Church Awakening April 2
South America:Liberation and Expectation March 26
North America: This Is Not Your Father's Faith Anymore March 19
Africa: Growth Beyond Imagining March 12
Asia. Billions of Believers? March 5
A Whole New World Ash Wednesday, March 1
Everyday Faith - 4 Sermons by the First Church Youth February 26
Homosexuality and the Church: A Way Forward February 19
Homosexuality and the Bible: The Last Prejudice February 12
Moral Dilemmas and Moral Solutions February 5

The Entwining of Church and State January 29
Terrorism, War and Peace January 22
Justice, Freedom and Faith for All
January 15
Adopted Into Faith Through Baptism
January 8
A Star Dancing in the Night
January 1


God With Us December 25
Pondering December 24, 11:00 p.m.
Wandering December 24, 7:30 p.m.
Paving the Way
December 4, 2005
Returning November 27, 2005
Having the Moral Imagination to Answer Jesus' Questions November 20, 2005
The Saints of God November 6, 2005
Now and Here October 30, 2005
Entering the Land of Promise October 23, 2005
Who's Got the Power? October 16, 2005
God's Mind Was Changed October 9, 2005
The Joy of Good Fruit
October 2, 2005
The Labor Pain of Grace September 18, 2005
Move On September 11, 2005
God's Kingdom, Power and Glory Forever September 4
Responding to God's Guidance
August 28, 2005
Deliver Us From Temptation and Evil August 21, 2005
Give Us and Forgive Us
August 14, 2005
Your Will (Not Mine) Be Done August 7, 2005
Blessed Be Your Name July 31, 2005
When Life is a Pain in the Side July 24, 2005
The Story of Life July 10, 2005
American Heroes July 3, 2005

Dicipleship on the '10' Scale
June 26, 2005
To You Have I Committed My Cause June 19, 2005
A Graduate Epistle June 5, 2005
Walk the Talk May 29, 2005
The Spirit is Loose in the Church! May 15, 2005
May 8, 2005
A Way out of 'No Way'
May 1, 2005
When Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object
April 24, 2005
Holy Togetherness April 17, 2005
The Realness of Resurrection
April 10, 2005
Journey Ended, Journey Begun March 27, 2005, 9:00 Service
Resurrection as a Moral Value March 27, 2005, 11:00 Service
Passion as a Moral Value March 20, 2005
Forgiveness as a Moral Value March 13, 2005
Justice as a Moral Value March 6, 2005
Grace as a Moral Value
February 27, 2005
Love as a Moral Value
February 20, 2005
Generosity as a Moral Value February 13, 2005
Moral Values: Which Values and Whose Values?
February 9, 2005
Called Out
February 6, 2005
Blessed are the Peacemakers
January 16, 2005
Why Baptize?
January 9, 2005


Thickly Settled December 24, 2004, 11:00 p.m.
Look Up December 24, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Curves Ahead
December 19, 2004
Way Out
December 12, 2004
Road Calming
December 5, 2004
Lay By
November 28, 2004
Just Before Paradise
November 21, 2004
Enduring Visions: Back to the Future November 14, 2004
The Promises of Politicians November 7, 2004
Decision 2004: A Mighty Wind Blowing
October 31, 2004
I will grant her justice
October 17, 2004
Returning Thanks October 10, 2004
Sound Theology
September 26, 2004
The Flight of the Lone Wild Goose
September 19, 2004
Kansas City is Lost
September 12, 2004
The Legacy We Leave Behind September 5, 2004
Light Religion August 29, 2004
The Race August 15, 2004
It All Depends on Your Perspective August 8, 2004
Measuring Life in Milliseconds
August 1, 2004
Under Construction July 25, 2004
Entering Into Someone Else's Life July 11, 2004
July 4, 2004
Finding a Place at the Table
June 27, 2004
When It's Time to Take the Risk
June 13, 2004
Good News for the Greatest Generation May 30, 2004
Good News for Prisoners in Body and Soul May 23, 2004
Good News for a City With No Sun May 16, 2004
Good News for Today's Families May 9, 2004
Good News: New Life in the Face of Death May 2, 2004
Things Always Look Better in the Light April 25, 2004
To God Alone The Glory April 18, 2004
Risen: The Heart of Everlasting Love Easter 11:00, April 11, 2004
When Love Makes Us Real Easter 9:00, April 11, 2004
The Passion of the Christ April 4, 2004
Sin and Salvation: The Transformed Heart March 28, 2004
Jesus: The One at the Heart of God March 21, 2004
God: The One at the Heart of All March 14, 2004
The Kingdom of God: The Heart of Justice March 7, 2004
The Bible: The Heart of the Tradition February 29, 2004
Faith: The Way of the Heart February 25, 2004
Overcoming Evil With Good February 22, 2004
Evil in Word and Deed February 15, 2004
A Love Letter to American Christians February 1, 2004
Why Are We Here? January 25, 2004
Return of the King January 19, 2004
The Assurances We Need January 11, 2004
Stop By January 4, 2004

Where In The World Is Jesus Christ? December 28, 2003
Baby Talk December 24, 2003
Refining Shame December14, 2003
Desert Prayers December 7, 2003
From Ordinary to Extraordinary November 30, 2003
Responsible Freedom: Faith Spoken and Lived with Conviction November 23, 2003
Transforming Society: Saving Lives By Just Action November 16, 2003
Word Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone: Societal Change Through Theological Justice Novermber 9, 2003
The Priesthood of All Believers: Church and Society from the Grassroots November 2, 2003
Give for the Love of the Church October 19, 2003
Fences Aren't Made for Sitting October 12, 2003
A Miracle Budget October 5, 2003
The Way Out is Back Through September28, 2003
On Becoming a `This-Worldly' Christian September 21, 2003
Never Place a Period, Where God has Placed a Comma! September 7, 2003
It's What's Inside That Counts September 14, 2003
Through Abraham: Faith Being Born August 31, 2003
The Abraham of Islam August 24, 2003
The Abraham of Christianity August 17, 2003
Abraham: The Father of Three Faiths August 3, 2003
The Abraham of Judaism August 10, 2003
Knowing When to Move On July 27, 2003
Breaking Down the Walls July 20, 2003
Sheep, Goats, and Birds July 13, 2003
Ezekiel and the Freedom Fighters July 6, 2003

Jonathan and the Sixth Man, (Heroes of Faith) June 29, 2003
Preached by The Rev. Chalmers Coe June 1, 2003
Isaiah, Tony and Thomas June 15, 2003
Confirmands' Sermons June 8, 2003
It All Depends on Your Perspective May 25, 2003
Psalm 150: Praise the Lord! May 18, 2003
Psalm 121: My Eyes Look to the Hills May 11, 2003
Psalm 4: The Lord Has Heard You Call! May 4, 2003
In Praise of Unity April 27, 2003
Eternal Love Easter Sunday, April 20, 2003, 11:00 sermon
Transforming Love April 6, 2003
Saving Love March 30, 2003
Just Love March 23, 2003
Sacrificial Love March 16, 2003
Love That Will Not Let Me Go Ash Wednesay, March 5, 2003
Graceful Love March 9, 2003
What Changed Here? March 2, 2003
The Unexpected Messiah December 29, 2002
The Call February 16, 2003
What Have We To Do With You? February 2, 2003
Every-Member-Matters Ministry January 26, 2003
Moral Conscience and Christian Action January 19, 2003
Immediate Transformation January 12, 2003
Follow the Yellow Brick Road January 5, 2003


Eyes of Angels December 24, 2002
Breath in Stable Air December 24, 2002
Waiting in the Wilderness December 1, 2002
The Days Ahead November 24, 2002
On the Way to Promise Fulfillment November 17, 2002
Use the Past or Lose the Past November 10, 2002
Full Disclosure November 03, 2002
To Sing A New Song October 27, 2002
Paying Forward October 20, 2002
God is Still Speaking October 6, 2002
What Do We Need for the Journey Ahead? September 22, 2002
The Clear Winning Word of Love September 15, 2002
Into the Fire and Out of the Deluge September 8, 2002
Touch: The Healing Hands of Jesus September 1, 2002
Contentment: Finding our Way to Peace August 25, 2002
Sanity: Trapped by Madness, Freed by Love August 18, 2002
Anger: Channel for Justice or Stream of Destruction August 11, 2002
Meekness: Inheriting the Earth August 4, 2002
To Serve and Protect July 28, 2002
Blues in the Night July 21, 2002
Grace: Amazing Transformation July 7, 2002
Law: Delight and Despair June 30, 2002
Life as a House June 23, 2002
Walking the Tightrope of Life June 16, 2002
Blessings and Curses June 2, 2002
And Now in Conclusion May 26, 2002
From Heights to Horizons May 12, 2002
What Then Do We Say to ALL This? April 28, 2002
Shift Happens April 21, 2002
The Enduring Goodness of the Church April 14, 2002
Sermon by The Reverend Dr. Chalmers Coe April 7, 2002
Out of the Shadows, Into the Sunlight March 31, 2002 9:00 a.m.
Go and Tell! ...But We're Afraid! March 31, 2002
Arise and Live!...But Isn't That Impossible? March 17, 2002
Anoint Him! Go,Wash!...Why Him? Why Me? March 10, 2002
"Trust and Follow!...But What About the Evidence?" February 24, 2002
Go Away, Now!...Not for Long February 17, 2002
Go and Repent--But What About the Guilt? February 13, 2002
Stairway to the Kingdom of Heaven: Part II of II February 10, 2002
Stairway to the Kingdom of Heaven February 3, 2002
Which Way to Prime? January 27, 2002
The Rock of Salvation! January 20, 2002
The Go-Between God January 13, 2002
The King: Delayed Rejoicing January 6, 2002

The Shepherd: A Gift by Starlight December 24
The Little Shepherd December 24
A Time to Dream - A Time to Act December 30
The Prophet: It Shall Come to Pass December 2
To Execute Justice November 25
Harry Potter's Power Within November 18
The Sixth Sense November 11
Love: The Greatest of These October 28
Hope: Rising from the Ashes October 21
Faith: Lived for Others! October 14
A Word When Needed October 7
What Brings Contentment in Christ? September 30
Is There No Balm in Gilead? September 23
Play the Ball Where the Monkey Drops It! September 16
Reflections September 12
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You September 9
The Power of Our Savior's Prayer September 2
The Blessed Power of Prayer August 26
The Redemptive Power of Prayer August 19
The Healing Power of Prayer August 12
A Sense of Place August 5, by Ron Botts
Plain Talk About Prayer July 29
A Basket of Summer Fruit July 22, by Rev. Elane O'Rourke
The No-Good, Do-Gooder July 15
The Power to Heal July 8
Sweet, Sweet Freedom! July 1
The Mortar Between the Rocks June 17
This Grace in Which We Stand June 10
At the River We Stand! May 20
The Art of Love May 13
Alive Among the Nations May 6
The Tapestry Complete: Woven April 16
Economic Justice: The Cost April 1
The Fabric: Sexual Orientation and Christian Faith March 18
The Colors: Racial Pain and Racial Hope March 11
The Weave: Five Threads to Break Down Divisions in Christ March 4
The Warp: Four Principles of Diversity in Christ February 28
Ms. Edith Guffey Sermon February 25
Brother, You Asked for It February 18
Catching Sinking Disciples February 4
A Letter of Love February 3
The Prophetic Challenge January 28
Judges, Kings, and Electors January 21
We Have Put On Christ This Day January 14
Faith Between the Lines January 7, 2001

Is There Faith on Earth?
December 31
Reach Out! December 24, a
Stand With . . .December 24,b
Cry Out! December 10
The Birth of FaithWake Up! December 3
Testify to the Truth November 26
All Politics is Local November 19
Questions and Quandaries October 29
Feel the Spirit Coming Home October 22
Cleansing the Blood October 8
All Is Forgiven October 1
Church House Rules September 24
Watch Your Mouth September 17
Astounded Beyond Measure! September 10
Doing the Word September 3
The Tekoan Nobles Meet God's Gifted Multitudes August 20
Prepared for Life's Lags and Victories August 13
Building Trust: In God, In People and in the City August 6
Listening and Praying Our Way into the City July 9
Risking Honesty in Simple, Specific and Impossible Ways July 16
Come Holy Spirit and Revive Us Again June 11
Reflections -- Confirmation Sunday June 4
This Hallowed Ground May 28
Women Clothed With the Sun May 14
Marching in the Light of God! May 7
A Rock and Roll Event Easter, April 23
Eternal Grace: Leads Us Home Easter April 23
The Compassion of the Cross Good Friday, April 21
Delivering Grace or Does Jesus Drive A School Bus? April 9
Teaching Grace: The Whisper of God April 2
Precious Grace: The Children Shall Lead Us March 26
Healing Grace: Binding All Wounds March 19
Saving Grace: Born on the Journey from Unbelief March 12
God's Amazing Grace: A seven part series,
Ashen Grace: A World Without Grace
Ash Wednesday March 8
Mystery, Embracing God's Light March 5
Blending Old and New February 27
To Do A New Thing February 20
The Dis-Ease of Healing February 13
Waiting for God February 6
Unpacking January 30