We’re diving back into some of the strangers parts of the Bible over the next three weeks! Adam explores the story of Balaam and his Verbacious Donkey in the book of Numbers.
Amanda continues the Uprising series by exploring how Jesus goes about organizing people and discovers that Jesus turns to some unlikely people to lead.
Adam explores the surprising starting point for a Jesus-style uprising… Stillness.
Amanda Miller Garber kicks off our Fall Campaign by exploring the hard truths that our world is desperately broken and the Church (capital C) hasn't seemed to figure out how it's supposed to respond to that reality. We are left wondering: "What does a Jesus-style Uprising in the midst of this brokenness and pain look like?"
We wrap up our Summer Conversations @ 60 West series as Amanda sits down with our dear friend Thomas Rea. His passion and love for Jesus is incredible and learning where that passion comes from is truly beautiful.
On this 1 year anniversary of the events in Charlottesville, Adam King, our Associate Pastor, sat down with Shiree Harbick to discuss his experiences while working with Congregate C'Ville. This was a powerful interview and we highly encourage listening and sharing with others.
(EDIT: We are having technical difficulties with the audio. We will hopefully have it back up ASAP. Thanks for your patience)
Join Molly Boese as she interviews the wonderful Liz Shoop. Liz shares stories from her life as well as her passion for books, music, and contemplative prayer and practices. Don't miss this one!
Our dear friend Rodrigue shares a POWERFUL story of loss, fear, hope, and perseverance.
Note: There were a few technical difficulties with Adam's mic, so his questions may not be audible at times. Our apologies.
Adam kicks off a post-Easter sermon series called "She Persisted" that will explore the lives and stories of women in the Bible. Our first "shero" is Mary Magdalene.
We welcome Natalie Kerr this week as she opens up our sermon series for the month of June called "The Loneliness Epidemic". She shares some staggering and sobering facts about loneliness, its effect on us individually and as a society, and begins the conversation about how we can confront this modern day epidemic.
Amanda wraps up our lenten series about our bodies by looking at the end of our bodies, namely death.
Adam King and Amy Halosky tackle the challenging but vital topic of sex and sexuality as it relates to having human bodies. How does understanding our sexual beings connect to our worship of God and our ability to relate to others? And most importantly, how can the church do a better job of talking about sex with one another? Adam and Amy present a model here of one way to go about doing just that.
Special guest Trina Trotter Nussbaum, Trauma researcher and Assistant Director of the Center for Interfaith Engagement at EMU, shares a vital message about trauma, secondary trauma, and the miraculous ways the body navigates the deep wounds of life.
Amanda dives into questions about mind, body, spirit connection while exploring the problems with gnosticism and hedonism, belief systems that have significant sway both in the ancient world and the modern.
Amy Halosky and Ashley Oliver bring a powerful message about wrestling with negative body image in our second week of our Lenten series called "The Body".
Amanda launches our Lenten sermon series titled "The Body".
Amanda wraps up our sermon series "Core" by looking at the RISE Core value: "We try to stay "at the table" when things are hard."
*Note: the laughter at the beginning is due to the fact that Adam set Amanda up to walk onto stage with a slide introducing her as a "closet Hokies fan" while Enter Sandman was playing on the day after her beloved Cavaliers were beaten by Virginia Tech. She will most likely get her revenge...