Answer Boldly

May 28, 2017 – Seventh Sunday of Easter/Communion Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse, DMin Sermon: Answer Boldly Scripture: Acts 9:1-19; 1 Kings 19:9b-13; Psalm 46 No one ever told me that Joan of Arc, Jeanne d’Arc or Jeanne La Pucelle to you francophiles, was such a rebel. In every movie I’ve ever seen about her, she is […]

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May 21, 2017 – Sixth Sunday of Easter Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Religious Scoffers, Joiners, Believers, Orphans & Keepers Scripture: Acts 17:22-34 and John 14:15-21 In the year, 399 BC, Socrates stood on an outcropping of marble northwest of The Acropolis. This outcropping of marble was called Mars Hill or The Areopagus. It […]

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It Just Doesn’t Make Sense

May 14, 2017 – Fifth Sunday of Easter/Mother’s Day Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: It Just Doesn’t Make Sense Scripture: Acts 7:51-60; John 14:1-14 Beloved, The Living God loves you, and there is nothing you can do to alter this reality!   You live into this reality as you gather in this sacred space […]

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Living the Mission

May 7, 2017 – Fourth Sunday of Easter Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Living God’s Mission Scripture: Genesis 12:1-3; Isaiah 49:5-7; Matthew 25:31-35, 28:16-20; Acts 2:44-47 WHY are you busy being good and doing so much good in the world? What is motivating you? Are you hoping to contribute to Utopia? The original Utopia […]

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God’s Legacy and Ours

April 30, 2017 – Third Sunday of Easter Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: God’s Legacy and Ours Scripture: Joshua 4:1-7, 19-24 As you know, there are moments in your life that call you to decisive commitment. I call these ‘crossing over moments.’ And your responses to ‘crossing over moments’ shape the rest of your […]

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The Joy of Christian Living

April 23, 2017 – Second Sunday of Easter/Joy Sunday Proclaimers: Rev. Caleb S. Foust & Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: The Joy of Christian Living Scripture: John 15:9-11 (Note: This sermon was a dialogue presented by Rev. Caleb S. Foust and his father, Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD. Caleb serves as Minister with Youth and Missions […]

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Enduring Influence

Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday Proclaimer: Dr. Dennis W. Foust Sermon: Enduring Influence Scripture: John 1:5; 14:1; 20:1-18 She is mentioned fourteen times in the gospels; eight include her among a list of women. Usually she is listed first, meaning she was the most respected among the group. Despite how she has been portrayed […]

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While It Was Still Dark

April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday Proclaimer: Dr. Dennis W. Foust Sermon: While It Was Still Dark – Message Preached for Uptown Congregations Ecumenical Sunrise Service in Romare Bearden Park Scripture: John 20:1-18 The transformational New Life of Easter always begins in the dark. The early followers of Jesus were people who told stories and relied […]

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Entrusting Your Spirit

April 13, 2017 – Maundy Thursday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Homily: Entrusting Your Spirit Scripture: Luke 23:46 Twice, from the cross, Jesus was heard to use the word, “Father.” Both phrases were prayers. The first was a prayer of petition requesting forgiveness for those who were mocking him, cursing […]

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What is Your It?

April 9, 2017 – Sixth Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Sermon: What is Your It? Scripture: John 19:29-30 When I was a child, my mother taught me how to clean my room. To check on me, she walked by my door and often found me […]

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