Posts from June 2017

Posts from June 2017

Rites of Passage

This Sunday we near the end of our sermon series from Genesis and the Revised Common Lectionary called From Chaos to Community. If last Sunday’s scripture was difficult to reconcile, this week’s continuation of Abraham’s story is even more challenging. This week we wrestle with the difficult story that is generously – if somewhat misleadingly – known as “the binding of Isaac.” Often we approach this story looking primarily from Abraham’s perspective and affirming the depth of his faith in God. I…

Beach Breeze – July 2017

Don’t miss the July 2017 edition of our monthly Beach Breeze for info on an upcoming outdoor worship event, youth calendar, annual conference report, and news on our annual picnic!


Separation can be intensely hard. When separation takes place, it can feel as though the world is ending. Where is God in these times?


Our text this week brings about many images of camping and hospitality and laughter and pregnancy.

Video Announcements for June 11, 2017

Today’s altar flowers are given by Patty R in memory of her parents, Kittu & Charles. Our lives sometimes seem like a series of transitions, where we find change happening around us and happening to us. Yet from these chaotic times, god draws us into relationship and community. This five-week sermon series is called From Chaos to Community and follows the Genesis passages of the Revised Common Lectionary. Come and experience community! All youth are invited to a celebration of…


Dear friends… As we enter the month of June, we – once again – experience some of the natural rhythms of change. Tourists have begun to come into our communities; children have completed schoolwork and will transition into their next grade levels; and the “season after Pentecost” has begun. June is also the month that our regional United Methodist Churches will send representatives to the University of Redlands for our Annual Conference. New clergypersons will be Commissioned, some will be…


Beginning a new sermon series based on the stories of Genesis, we begin with our ancient stories of creation…

Chaos to Community

This Sunday we begin a new five-week sermon series that reminds us that the trajectory of our ministries mirrors the trajectory of some of the most pressure-packed passages of our lives.
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