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June 18, 2017 – The Laugh and the Tent – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: Genesis 18:1-15

Question for the week: What possibilities have you laughed at only to find them come to pass?

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June 11, 2017 – Truly Universal – Paul Jennette

Scripture: Luke 6:20-31

Question for the week: Do Universal Truths really apply all of the time?

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June 4, 2017 – The Universal Language – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: Acts 2:1-21

Question for the week:

What do you do with your suffering?

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May 28, 2017 – Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: Acts 1:6-14

Question for the week:

How do you spread the message of love and life in all your affairs?

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May 21, 2017 – Step 11: We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood [God], praying only for knowledge of [God’s] will for us and the power to carry that out. – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: John 14:15-14

Question for the week:

How do you let prayer open your heart?

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May 14, 2017 – Step 10:  We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: John 14:1-14

Question for the week:

What is your way, truth and life?

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May 7, 2017 – Step 9: We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: John 10:1-10

Question for the week:

What relationships in your life are inviting sensitive repair?

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April 30, 2017 A Life Changing Moment of Recognition – Debbie Allen

Scripture: Luke 24:13-35

Question for the week:

When have you encountered the risen Christ in your life?

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April 23, 2017 Step 8: We made a list of persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: John 20:19-31

Testimony – Sara Culotta

Question for the week:

What are the obstacles to forgiveness and being forgiven in your life?

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April 16, 2017 Step 7: We humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings. – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: John 20:1-18

Question for the week:

What stands in the way of asking?

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April 9, 2017 Step 6: We were entirely ready to have God remove all of these defects of character. – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:  Matthew 21:1-11

Question for the week:

What does it take to become “entirely ready?”

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April 2, 2017 Step 5: We admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:  Romans 8:6-11

Question for the week:

How have you experienced the mystery of  reconciliation in your life?

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March 26, 2017 Step 4: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:  Ephesians 5:8-11

Testimony – Teresa Yatsko

Questions for the week:

How is your understanding of yourself obscured?

What would help you see more clearly?

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March 19, 2017 Step 3: We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God. – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: Romans 5:1-8

Question for the week:

What are the obstacles to your surrender?

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March 12, 2017 Step 2: We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: John 3:1-17

Question for the week:

What do you desire? What restoration do you need?

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March 5, 2017 – Step 1: We admitted we were powerless…that our lives had become unmanageable. – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7

Question for the week:

What are you powerless over that keeps you from the peace you seek?

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February 26, 2017 – Witness With Your Own Eyes – 

Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: 2 Peter 1:16-21

Testimony – Jacqueline Bonner

Question for the week:

How can you become more attuned to experience God in your own heart?

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February 19, 2017 – Everything Belongs to You – 

Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23

Question for the week:

You are holy.  How can you trust deeply that you are holy?

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February 12, 2017 – Working Together – 

Karen Kaufmann

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Question for the week:

How can we open ourselves to appreciate diversity more and more?

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February 5, 2017 – Wisdom from the Spirit – 

Reverend Emily McNeill and Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:1-12

Question for the week:

How are you keeping yourself open for what the Spirit might reveal to you?

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January 29, 2017 – The Message of the Cross – 

Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Question for the week:

How do you respond to Paul’s challenge about wisdom and foolishness?

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January 22, 2017 – The Summons – Karen Kaufmann

Scripture: Matthew 4:12-23

Question for the week:

What call does Jesus place on your life?

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January 15, 2017 – Being Led and Transformed – Paul Jennette

Scripture: Acts 4:1-2, 7-12, 18-21

Question for the week:

How are you being led and transformed by the Spirit?

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January 8, 2017 – Angels We Have Heard on High – Michael: Angel of Israel for All Peoples – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-12

Testimony – Susanne Morgan

Question for the week:

What are some of the ways you might delight in the

“varieties of God’s wisdom?”

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January 1, 2017 – Angels We Have Heard on High – Chamuel: Angel of Suffering – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: Matthew 2:13-23

Question for the week:

How does grief bring you closer to God?

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December 25, 2016 – Angels We Have Heard on High – Jophiel: The Beauty of God – 

Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: John 1:1-14

Question for the week:

How can you be more alert to beauty as an expression of God’s presence?

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December 18, 2016 – Angels We Have Heard on High – Zadkiel: The Righteousness and Mercy of God – 

Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

Questions for the week:

How have you felt righteousness and mercy difficult to reconcile?

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December 11, 2016 – Angels We Have Heard on High – Gabriel: The Strength of God – Karen Kaufmann

Scripture: Luke 1:46-55

Questions for the week:

Where do you find strength in times of challenge?

Are there angels of strength in your life?

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December 4, 2016 – Angels We Have Heard on High – Raphael: The Leading and Healing of God – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:   Matthew 3:1-12

Question for the week:

What pattern do you need to disrupt to create an opening for the Spirit?

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November 27, 2016 – Angels We Have Heard on High – Uriel: The Light of God

 Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:   Matthew 24:36-44

Questions for the week:

What are your hopes and fears for the future?

How does the worship service this morning affect those hopes and fears?

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November 20, 2016 – A Politics of an Open Heart – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:   Jeremiah 23:1-6

Question for the week:

How can I help those around me to flourish?

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November 13, 2016 – The Politics of Peace – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:   Isaiah 65:17-25

Question for the week:

How am I invited to be an agent of peace?

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November 6, 2016 – A Politics of Abundance and Security – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:   Haggai 1:15-2:9

Question for the week:

How do I honor the flow of the Spirit of God in our midst?

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October 30, 2016 – A Politics of Keeping Watch – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:   Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4

Testimony – Lisa Waldrop

Question for the week:

How can you keep watch with a more open heart?

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October 23, 2016 – A Politics of the Spirit- Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:   Joel 2:28-32

Question for the week:

How do we keep the conversation open to all?

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October 16, 2016 – A Politics of the Second Chance – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:   Jeremiah 31:31-34

Testimony – Jeanette Eells-Rich

Question for the week:

What new beginning do you envision?

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October 9, 2016 – A Politics of Making the Best of It – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:   Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7

Question for the week:

How can I accept disappointment with an open heart?

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October 2, 2016 – A Politics of Commitment – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:   Jeremiah 32:1-3, 6-15

Question for the week:

How do you express your confidence in God?

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September 25, 2016 – A Politics of the Broken Heart

(Part 2) – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:   Lamentations 1:1-6

Question for the week:

What would it take to help us acknowledge our grief together?

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September 18, 2016 – A Politics of the Broken Heart

(Part 1) – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture:   Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

Question for the week:

What grief have you denied?

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September 11, 2016 – A Politics of the Cosmos – Pastor John McNeill

 

Scripture:   Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28

Question for the week:

What vision of the cosmos do you carry?

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September 4, 2016 – A Politics of Pliability- Pastor Jeff Shepardson

Scripture: Jeremiah 18:1-11

Question for the week:

How can we be present to those whose worldview differs significantly from our own?  Name one way you will seek to do this in the weeks ahead.

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August 28, 2016 – A Politics of Gratitude – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: Jeremiah 2:4-7, 13

Question for the week:

What do I remember with deep gratitude?

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August 21, 2016 – The Call to Politics – Pastor John McNeill

Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4-10

Question for the week:

What do you know in your heart that needs to be a part of the conversation about how we live together?

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