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You’ll notice right away that we are the friendliest bunch in town, and will see how joyfully we love our God, one other, and now you.
No matter how many triumphs or struggles, joys or disappointments you’ve faced, no matter how much or how little you feel The Divine in your life, you are safe here.
WEEK 4: REJECTSThe birth of Christ reminds us that the rejected are wanted. In rejection, we are given the opportunity to become who we really are.
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We become keenly aware of just how differently we think and believe from others when we celebrate any kind of religious holiday— and Christmas certainly falls into that category.
Should our beliefs about the birth of Jesus cause divisions among people? If they do, it may just be that we are misinterpreting the true meaning of Christmas altogether.
At face value, the story about the pregnancy of Mary, The Mother of God sets up the perfect conditions for a shotgun wedding. Her pregnancy was wholly unintended— a complete surprise.
What can we learn from the unplanned surprise of Jesus coming into the world, and what does it say about the nature of God, altogether?
The Holidays are here.
During this time of the year, many of us spend time with family and friends. With some of them, there are deep tensions and it takes lots of work to remain calm. How can we better handle conflict when it arises, especially with those closest to us?
In the conclusion of our series, "Ask Anything," we're addressing a question that has divided the church over the years. The question— Is it a sin to be gay? Like it or not, it's a question that, sooner or later, we have to answer for ourselves. After all, how we answer it impacts the well-being of millions of people.
Why do we exist?
What is the purpose of you? Of me? Of us? Why are we here? What should we do? Where are we going? What does all of this mean?
These are some of the oldest questions in the world. Mankind has been asking them ever since we began to think.
Do you ever feel like a fraud? Maybe you’ve been the recipient of accolades that feel, are underserved. Maybe you fear disappointing a manager, a supervisor, or a colleague because you feel that you don’t have all the skills that they thought you did. The terror of who we really are being found out has a name— Impostor Syndrome.
How do we live more authentic lives? And more importantly, how do we let our faith shape our opinions of ourselves?
How do I experience more of God in my life?
That’s a big question. And an important question. It points to something in us that we all long for, even if we’re not aware that we’re longing for it— experience. Not just the knowledge about something, but the experience of something.
What role do the Historic Christian Creeds play in our lives today?
Many subscribe to the creeds solely on faith. But the same God that made a world in which 2 and 2 always equals four and where water always freezes at a specific temperature also made our brains. Is it wrong for us to use them?
Should we just faithfully accept what a creed says without questioning it?
The interesting thing about the times that we live in, is that there’s probably no stream of modern Christian thought that doesn’t touch on the topics of Heaven and Hell in some way, shape, or form. And It has to. After all, generations of employing Heaven and Hell as motivators for governing the behaviors of people have become (regretfully) necessary compartments of belief whether we want to think about them or not.
So what happens when we die?
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Music Of The Season
Invite your family & friends to our annual Christmas concert. Our evening begins at 6 PM with wine, cheese, cider, and cookies, followed by the concert from 7 to 8 PM.
Debrief and Discuss
We are a community that is passionate about learning. Each Sunday, we hear a sermon on a variety of topics but we can often leave still having questions…
20s and 30s Bible Study
Join us on at CiB for a relaxed and casual Bible Study for individuals in their 20s and 30s. We're getting together to learn more about the promises of God as well as growing together in our faith.