Inspired By Living

March 29, 2020
We are using Rachel Held Evan’s book and study called “Inspired” to help guide us through the Lenten journey this year.  Rachel, like so many of us, grew up with a particular understanding of the Bible that allowed faithful readers to use the Bible as a tool to condemnation and justify harmful behavior like racism and bigotry. 
When two or more people toast together before drinking, we often say “Here’s mud in your eye.” It’s a wish of ‘Good Health,’ ‘Good Fortune,’ and ‘Cheers.’ It sounds negative; however, it has a positive meaning. On Sunday we will look at the biblical text from which this saying has its origins. Join us Sunday for “Here’s Mud in Your Eye.”

Inspired by Water

March 15, 2020
We are using Rachel Held Evan’s book and study called “Inspired” to help guide us through the Lenten journey this year. Rachel like so many of us grew up with a particular understanding of the Bible that allowed faithful readers to use the Bible as a tool to condemnation and justify harmful behavior like racism and bigotry. Yet as she grew she came to realize the Bible though divinely inspired is a human document and needs to be interpreted and reinterpreted throughout time.

Inspired By Spirit

March 8, 2020
We are using Rachel Held Evan’s book and study called “Inspired” to help guide us through the Lenten journey this year. Rachel like so many of us grew up with…
“It's a jungle out there” is most often used when we consider stepping into a threatening environment where it might be difficult to survive. It is most often said in jest to someone who is starting a new job or adventure they don’t know much about.

Living The Dream

January 19, 2020
This weekend we remember MLK on what would have been his 91st birthday. It is said that King’s “I Have a Dream” speech given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in August of 1963, is one of the most unforgettable speeches of the 20th century.  It is a speech and a dream that continues to live today.

You Say I Am?

January 12, 2020
On Sunday we will explore the power that comes with living with curiosity and asking questions. Learning to love and hold the mystery and possibility of our questions is to allow them to work -- by shaping and transforming the way we think and practice our faith. Join us Sunday for “Living the Questions.”

The Year of Yes

December 29, 2019
Often, we say “yes” or “no” to things without really thinking. Sometimes we say “no” to everything because we feel too busy, or because we’re too afraid to say “yes.”
This weekend at The Garden, we get back to basics with JOY.  Mary, the mother of Jesus, is given an unexpected proposition from God through the Holy Spirit. She is asked to have a baby before she is married, and save the world. How would you respond if you received a request completely out of your wheelhouse that would turn your world upside down?