Sermon Archives

ADVENT – November-December 2016

“One Weird Day,” Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith, Luke 2:1-20, preached 12.25.16

“Shepherds & Wisemen,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Luke 2:8-20, preached 12.24.16

“The Gift of Significance,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Luke 1:46-55, preached 12.18.16

“This Isn’t What I Asked For!” Rev. Brent Clayton, Matthew 11:2-11, preached 12.11.16

“Gift of the Holy Spirit,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Matthew 3:1-12, preached 12.4.16

“Finding Focus,” Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith, Matthew 24:36-44, preached 11.27.16

THANKFULNESS – November 2016

“It’s Not Just an Attitude of Gratitude,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Luke 17:11-17, preached 11.20.16

“A New Political Party,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Psalm 98, preached 11.13.16

GIFTS FROM THE HEART – October-November 2016

“Hope is Personal,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Jeremiah 32:1-9, 13-15

“Free to Grow,” Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith, Luke 12:22-27, preached 10.30.16

“It’s All a Gift,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Genesis 1:1-31a, preached 10.23.16

THE SECOND TIME AROUND – August-October 2016

“Return to Eden,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Genesis 3:1-7, preached 10.16.16

“After the Mountain Top,” Rev. Brent Clayton, 1 Kings 19:9-14, preached 10.9.16

“The Point of the Story,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Matthew 1:1-6, preached 10.2.16

No recording available for Sunday, September 25, due to technical issues.

“A Royal Invitation,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Esther 4:10-14, preached 9.18.16

“Feeling the Burn,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Numbers 11:10-15, preached 9.11.16

“A Burning Invitation,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Exodus 3:1-10, preached 9.4.16

“Famine in the Promised Land,” Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith, Genesis 12:7-10, preached 8.28.16

“We are Not Settlers,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Genesis 11:31-12:3, preached 8.21.16

BLESSINGS – July/August 2016

“Influence,” Rev. Brent Clayton, John 1:35-42, preached 8.14.16

“Assurance,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Matthew 7:24-29, preached 8.7.16

“Food Justice,” Youth Mission Teams, Micah 6:6-8, Matthew 25:31-46, preached 7.31.16

“Who are You Becoming?,” Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith, Galatians 5:14-26, preached 7.24.16

“Sinners and Saints,” Rev. Brent Clayton, 1 John 1:8-9, preached 7.17.16

“Do I Really Have a Choice?,” Rev. Brent Clayton, Psalm 139:1-18, preached 7.10.16

“If I Just Had One Prayer…,” Rev. Brent Clayton, 2 Timothy 2:3-7, preached 7.3.16


“The Waiting Place,” Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith, Acts 1:9-14, preached 6.26.16

“Fare-Well,” Rev. Rick Saylor, Ephesians 3:14-21, preached 6.19.16

“The Bigger Heart,” Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith, Luke 7:36-47, preached 6.12.16

“Think Big,” Rev. Rick Saylor, Matthew 28:16-20, preached 6.5.16

“The Blessing in the Wrestling,” Rev. Rick Saylor, Genesis 32:22-32, preached 5.29.16

“Come Thirsty,” Rev. Rick Saylor, Luke 4:5-15, preached 5.22.16

“The Spirit Has Left the Building,” Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith, Acts 2:1-21, preached 5.15.16

“When You Care Enough to Give Your Best,” Rev. Rick Saylor, Acts 3:1-10, preached 5.8.16

“Holy Smoke,” Rev. Rick Saylor, Isaiah 6:1-8, preached 5.1.16

April 2016

“That Sinking Feeling,” Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith, Matthew 14:22-33, preached 4.24.16

“Faith is a Process,” Rev. Rick Saylor, Hebrews 10:35-11:3, preached 4.17.16

“Paying Attention,” Rev. Rick Saylor, John 21:1-14, preached 4.10.16

“A Voice for Children,” Guest Preacher Kyrstin Bervert, Amos 5:10-15, 24, preached 4.3.16 (United Methodist Women Sunday)


“Life Beyond Fear,” Rev. Rick Saylor, Matthew 28:1-10, preached 3.27.16

“Healthy Religion is Respectful and Humble,” Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith, Philippians 2:1-11, preached 3.20.16

“Healthy Religion is Relational,” Rev. Rick Saylor, John 1:43-51, preached 3.13.16

“Healthy Religion is Life-Giving,” Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith, John 4:4-15, preached 3.6.16

“Healthy Religion Lives in the Present,” Rev. Rick Saylor, John 9:1-25, preached 2.28.16

“Healthy Religion Affirms Oneness,” Rev. Rick Saylor, Deuteronomy 6:1-9, preached 2.21.16

“Healthy Religion is Trusting,” Rev. Rick Saylor, Matthew 4:1-11, preached 2.14.16


“The Light of Mystery,” Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith, Luke 9:28-36, preached 2.7.16

“The Light of a World Wide Web,” Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith, 1 Corinthians 12:12-20, 26-27, preached 1.31.16

“The Light of Your Calling,” Rev. Rick Saylor, Luke 4:14-21, preached 1.24.16 (Confirmation Sunday)

“Light Leading to a Higher Consciousness,” Rev. Rick Saylor, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, preached 1.17.16

“Light in All of Life’s Journey,” Rev. Rick Saylor, Ecclesiastes 3:1-5, preached 1.10.16

“The Art of Failing Well,” Rev. Morgan Whitaker Smith, Joshua 1:1-9, preached 1.3.16