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Message: “Easter at Ginghamsburg” from Rachel Billups

A message from the series “Easter at Ginghamsburg.” Fuzzy faith is hardly a normal Easter theme, but could there be a better way to describe navigating our lives in the past year? Strangely, the earliest Jesus followers had their own version of fuzzy. Finding an empty tomb and a missing body felt disorienting at best, yet something in that early morning air whispered that they just might be on the brink of the miraculous – a slow, unfolding realization that new life and possibilities awaited…
And what about you? Nothing seems quite clear right now – but your glasses are inside the tomb, and your journey of unfolding belief may already be starting. SEEING IS BELIEVING.

Message: “All in.” from Rusty Eshleman

A message from the series “All in..” Old hurts and habits, the opinions and approval of others will subtly pull us away from faith…but this weekend’s gospel encounter with Jesus tells yet another story of grace. It’s good news for all the dropouts, deserters, quitters and failures: Jesus believes in you and invites you to go all in with him. Join us for a celebration and a fresh word of hope – All in.

Message: “Holy Spirit Humans” from Rachel Billups

A message from the series “All in..” When Jesus announced his impending death the disciples couldn’t fathom their lives without him – and for good reason. There’s no way to do Christianity without Christ. We end up determined but not directed; energized but not empowered. Thankfully, Jesus promised us a personal God-presence for every moment of our earth-side lives. Join us as we experience more together…

Message: “Foot-Wash Love” from Rachel Billups

A message from the series “All in..” The scene is the last supper, where Jesus shocks his disciples by setting aside all his God-ness, kneels down, and washes their dirty, smelly feet. It was the custom of the day for the lowest servant to do this – and here was Jesus on the eve of his death serving out of vulnerability – and love. You’re invited to join in as we consider the transformation that happens inside any of us who choose to bow low…

Message: “Live Free” from Rachel Billups

A message from the series “All in..” Hurt people hurt people. Stories, narratives and negative messages accuse us of not being enough and shame sets in. Yet whether we become outward blamers or inward accusers, Jesus isn’t having it.  Jesus doesn’t fall for the shame-cycle trap, but points us to God’s bigger picture of freedom and healing.  Join us for songs, time-worn gospel stories and a word of hope for all the flawed among us.

Message: “Share Your Story” from Mike Slaughter

A message from the series “All in..” Shame can’t welcome us, doctrine won’t convince us and opinions seldom sway us – but tell your Jesus story and it will likely forge a connection that draws others closer into faith. Join us as Pastor Mike Slaughter shares his own faith story and invites us to do the same.

Message: “Questions Welcome Here” from Rachel Billups

A message from the series “All in..” Christianity has, sadly, become known for judgement and division, when what humans really need is safe space for curiosity and questions. Jesus, however, has always welcomed the most pressing questions, our deepest needs laid open. So – for the love of God! – let’s take a Lenten journey into the hardcore truth about Christianity, a discovery of Jesus’ wide invitation…

Message: “Ash Wednesday Worship” from Rusty Eshleman

A message from the series “All in..” What’s following Jesus all about?

From ash to ash , dust to dust.

Life is short. The ashes on our foreheads remind us that life is short. We as Christians have a high call… it’s ok to lament. We use Lent as a season of turning. We repent of ways that have distracted us from God, and we realign our hearts to be one with God and with God’s church. It all starts with acknowledging what Jesus did on the cross, and embodying what it all really means. Come and see…It’s hard, but it’s good.

Message: “My Family” from Rachel Billups

A message from the series “ReClaim.” Our human habit of choosing to be right over relational is wreaking havoc in our world, our communities and our homes. Jesus modeled a remarkably fresh approach we’ll introduce this weekend in worship, so join us for a powerful conclusion to our new-year series.

Message: “My Health” from Karl Penn

A message from the series “ReClaim.” When caught up in unhealthy physical and emotional habits, it’s easy for stinkin’ thinkin’ to settle into our days. What’s not easy is remembering that God’s grace is available to renew our lives in real and tangible ways. Join us as together we pursue the power of healthy focus and life-giving renewal.