Home: A Sermon Series

We’ve been thinking a lot about home lately.

Maybe it’s the family reunions we’ve attended this summer, or the home repairs that always seem to need tending to right when it’s time to buy school supplies.

Maybe it’s the young people we’ve sent off to new homes in college dorms, or the homes we have visited that have one fewer inhabitant because of hospitalization or death.

Maybe it’s the fact that this church is wrestling with big questions about its own physical home, about space and hospitality. About parking and leaky roofs. About what we want to look like not just five years from now, but 25.

And where is God in all this?

That question is not an easy one for any family to wrestle with, much less one that includes 700 people.

So we’re going to slow down a bit this month and talk, through a sermon series and Sunday morning study groups, about what home really means. The word home is associated with a lot of Hallmark-y phrases, like “Home Sweet Home” and “There’s No Place Like Home,” but the truth is, home isn’t always safe or happy. Sometimes it can be stressful. Sometimes it disappoints.

Ideally, home inspires and empowers us to do God’s work in the world.

Join us this fall. We can’t wait to see you. We can’t wait to see how this home can inspire and empower you.