“Today, I choose joy”; Aug. 30 sermon

In her sermon “A Life of Meaning,” Paula Northwood preached that one can “be happy and not live a life of meaning.” She reflected upon a young former student who met an untimely death in Africa whose every morning began with “Today, I choose joy.” And joy, living in holiness, sacrificing self for others, learning humility, coping with suffering, moves us toward a life of meaning. Listen now:

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Paula Northwood, Minister

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“Silent . . .” Sermon by Gary W. Smith, Aug. 23, 2015

“For some, silence can be intimidating. The first thing many people do when entering a room is to turn on the TV, radio, some electronic device. We don’t seem to be comfortable with silences. When there is a pause in a conversation, we often rush to fill the silence with any old remark, just to end the silence. Silence makes us uncomfortable.”

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The Rev. Gary W. Smith
Interim Senior Minister

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“Sacred?” Sermon by Gary W. Smith, Aug. 16, 2015

“As inspiring as they are, visits to holy places—including worship on Sunday mornings—do not constitute real holiness or sacredness.” What does? Listen to Gary Smith’s Aug. 16 sermon, “Sacred?”

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The Rev. Gary W. Smith
Interim Senior Minister

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