“It’s Time for a Spiritual Checkup”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
July 14, 2019

How healthy are you, spiritually? Do you know how to check your spiritual vital signs?

These next two weekends we are going to talk about spiritual health and ways to become healthier from a spiritual perspective. Just like physical (MORE)

 

“Facing Your Goliath”
Erik Slingerland
July 7, 2019

This weekend, we are pleased to welcome to the pulpit Erik Slingerland. Erik is a graduate of ISU and just completed 2 years as the ISU Wesley Foundation Intern. This August, Erik will be moving to Washington DC to begin seminary at Wesley Theological Seminary. It’s been wonderful to have Erik around the church these past few years and look forward to hearing about this next chapter of his life. (MORE)

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“Wisdom Calling”
Rev Kim Burke
June 30, 2019

This weekend in worship, we will look at this book of wisdom. What does Lady Wisdom have to say to us today? (MORE)

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Rev Kathy King-Nobles
June 23, 2019

Our scripture for the Sunday services could be titled The Poor . . . Rich Man. Luke (12:13-21) tells the story of the man worried (MORE)

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“We are Called to Do Justice”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
June 16, 2019

What does it mean for you to live a good life? What does God want from you? The Bible addresses these questions very directly in several places. One of these is in Micah 6:8. (MORE)

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Rev Kathy King-Nobles

June 9, 2019

How to know it’s going to be a bad day:

    Your twin sister forgets your birthday.

    Your income tax check bounces. (MORE)

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Rev Kathy King-Nobles
June 2, 2019

Easily confused with the Gospel of John, the 3 letters of John (1, 2, & 3 John) were written for the young Christian community some years after the resurrection of Christ. They’re trying to figure out how to take the teachings of Christ and apply them to their lives, in their time and place. (MORE)

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“Remembering”
Rev Kim Burke
May 26, 2019

This weekend is a time set aside for REMEMBERING. We remember those who have given their lives in service to our country. (MORE)
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“We Are Stewards of Creation”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
May 19, 2019

 

The Bible is full of talk about Creation. Nature is not something separate from human beings. We are part of nature, deeply intertwined.(MORE)
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“Interview of Dr Joan Brehm by Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles”
May 19, 2019

Joan M. Brehm received her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at Utah State University and earned her M.A. from The University of Montana. She is currently a Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University. Her areas of expertise are the human dimensions of natural resources/environment, community, and demography. Her specific research interests center on the role of natural environment amenities, values, and attitudes in community attachment and their relationship to community well-being and ecological health. Her current research projects focus on examining barriers to homeowners’ adoption of best management practices for lawn care to protect water quality in the Lake Bloomington and Lake Evergreen watersheds and an assessment of the impacts of climate change and fisheries practices on lake health in Lake Tanganyiika in Tanzania.

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“Faith Takes Time”
Rev Kim Burke
May 12, 2019

Last Sunday at the 11:00 service, we celebrated as 17 of our youth were baptized or confirmed their baptismal vows. During this past year, the confirmands have met weekly. (MORE)

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“Don’t Give Up Too Soon”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
May 5, 2019

I find this story meaningful . . . for 2 reasons. I think it shows the power of the cross – the despair that so many have felt on that day and still today. A lot of people live with despair and hopelessness. (MORE)

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“Failure Doesn’t Have to Be the End”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
April 28, 2019

I just couldn’t figure out what was wrong with the soccer team I was coaching. We had talented, athletic players but were just not jelling as a team. After several practices, I couldn’t figure out why we did not seem to be getting better. (MORE)

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Easter Sunday “The Resurrection Revolution”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
April 21, 2019

Does Easter matter?
It is easy to be complacent about Easter, to see Easter as just another chance to get together with friends and family, have a good meal and celebrate a holiday.(MORE)

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Palm Sunday
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
April 14, 2019

This weekend, we’ll be celebrating Palm Sunday, the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Though not recorded in the Scriptures, the work of historians shows that there was more than one parade going on at that time. (MORE)