Are We Blind

Wisdom is revered in our society. We talk about people who have great insight in human life as being wise. Sometimes we say things like, that child is wise beyond his or her years. But what is wisdom? Wisdom stories and wisdom sayings are found throughout the Bible. But as we will discover they reflect …

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Building Community

This Sunday we continue to look at the bible as a means to build community and as a way to express both pain and hope within our community and around the world. Resistance stories in the Bible are fearless, pointed, courageous, subversive, poetic, sometimes sarcastic, other times angry, heartfelt, razor sharp in social critique (Rob …

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My Time, My Festival

This Sunday is a special service where we will recognize and celebrate the 1-year anniversary of our UPC Chinese congregation and the 34th anniversary of our UPC English speaking congregation.  We will gather in a spirit of joy and gratitude for the strong relationships, for the building of new relationships and for the presence of …

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Practicing Love

We continue to look at traits of a Christian, this Sunday, focusing on this simple yet so complex thing we call love.  Love is at the heart of God, we say.  Love is the commandment Jesus gives, we are told.  Loving will make your heart full of joy, we are encouraged.  Yet love is hard.  …

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On Earth

June 24, 2018 Jesus was not a Christian.  He was a Jew, indeed a multi ethnic baby with a vision for God’s people to live in harmony.  Our Father, he prayed, give us this day our daily bread.  He was a revolutionary—give us what we need to survive.  We will explore these themes with respect …

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Daily Rehearsals

June 17, 2018 The book of Revelation is perhaps one of the most misunderstood books in the Bible. Yet it is  a book of incredible hope and promise for the future.  But, how does the future become realized?  How do we get past the trials and tribulations that life throws at us? By daily rehearsals.  …

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Come Closer

The story of Joseph is one of restoration to his estranged family.  It is also a story of privilege – of having everything we need, or think we need.  In the story, Joseph is surprised, shocked even at his own reaction when his brothers come to see him in Egypt.  We will journey with Joseph …

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