Rev. Melinda confesses to being “a little bit of a mystic” and reflects upon the message of faith during Secular Christmas. She urges us to listen for the hidden message and strive to be “a little bit lighter and brighter” in a world of darkness. Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5
Look for the Light
Sunday, December 1st, 2013
Foolishness on the Farm
Monday, November 25th, 2013
Rev. Melinda discusses Luke 12:13 (the foolish rich man), showing how the story illustrates the importance of valuing what we give over what we have, and of focusing on what we’re truly grateful for.
Reflections on Marcia Roy’s 25 Years
Monday, November 18th, 2013
MPC Music Director Kim Rankin celebrates 25 years of organist Marcia Roy’s service to MPC, reading recollections from former MPC pastors and music directors, as well as adding her own commentary.
Why Church? Part Two
Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Rev. Melinda continues her discussion about the reason for church, this time focusing on the ways it can help us gather with others, rise up, and change the world in the face of cynicism and despair.
Why Church? Part One
Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
Rev. Melinda discusses the concept of saints: looking at the fearless leaders of the early Church, and what it might mean for us to live as ‘saints in training’.
The Long Reach of Justice
Sunday, October 27th, 2013
With mixed emphases today – Dia de los Muertos, All Saints Day, and Reformation Sunday – Rev. Melinda goes to the core issue. ” Love Wins”.
Scripture: Luke 6: 20-31
Relevant Response Time
Sunday, October 20th, 2013
Rev. Melinda talks about justice, and taking time out in Prayer of our busy days to make our hearts better.
Scripture – Luke 18:1-8
The Upper 10%
Sunday, October 13th, 2013
Border places can be dangerous – and “miracles” can happen. It matters how we respond to those experiences in life. Rev Melinda challenges the congregation to notice the border places, look for the changes, and celebrate them.
Scripture: Luke 17:11-19
Hello, I Am Your Spleen
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Rev. Melinda discusses 1 Corinthians 12:12, focusing on the ways in which we are all part of one body, and the lessons that scripture teaches us about openness and tolerance.
Dip Your Finger in the Water
Sunday, September 29th, 2013
Rev. Melinda discusses the story of the Rich Man and the poor man, Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31), inviting the listener to help create “A little bit of heaven” in their lives.