Blog Archive

May 2024


5/30/24 InGathering

This Sunday is our InGathering Sunday. This is a celebration & blessing of our pledges. Many of you have already sent in your pledge cards—they will still be blessed just as much. The sermon will be delivered by Dr. Prakash Chenjeri, a professor of Philosophy at SOU. Following the 10:30 service, we will all go »

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Sunday, May 26 – “An Ambassador for God”

View this recorded version of Sunday’s Sermon from May 26, 2024. Bible Verses Isaiah 6: 1-8 Reflection/Sermon: “An Ambassador for God” Sermon by Rev. Dr. Fred Grewe (see video above). Podcast: Listen to a podcast version of this sermon on Pastor Fred Grewe’s “Meditations for Misfits” website. Visit: FredGrewe.com.

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5/23/24 Leadership Retreat

Last Saturday, we had a very energetic, interesting, inspiring Leadership Retreat, led by Fred. There were 33 of us—many long-timers, a few very new people, and a good many in between. There were a few big takeaways: We are not bones and sinews—we are our stories. Fred talked about what our stories are made of, »

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Sunday, May 19 – “Epistemic Authority”

View this recorded version of Sunday’s Sermon from Pentecost, May 19, 2024. Bible Verses Acts 2:1-21 and John 15: 26-26, 16: 4-15 Reflection/Sermon: “That We May Be One” Sermon by Rev. Dr. Fred Grewe (see video above). Podcast: Listen to a podcast version of this sermon on Pastor Fred Grewe’s “Meditations for Misfits” website. Visit: »

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5/16/24 Budgets & Pledging

One of the purposes of pledging, besides our own need to make a commitment and follow through, is to provide the Finance Team with guidance on how much pledging income they will have to work with in our next year budget. Pledge Income is roughly 90% of our budget. And we have a good idea »

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Sunday, May 12 – “That We May Be One”

View this recorded version of Sunday’s Sermon from Mother’s Day, May 12, 2024. Bible Verses John 17: 6-19 Reflection/Sermon: “That We May Be One” Sermon by Rev. Dr. Fred Grewe (see video above). Podcast: Listen to a podcast version of this sermon on Pastor Fred Grewe’s “Meditations for Misfits” website. Visit: FredGrewe.com.

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5/9/24 More on Pledging

In this church, the commitment to pledging is strong. I am receiving questions from people about how they are doing in paying out their pledge for this fiscal year, that ends 6/40/24. I am happy to answer, but I will also be sending out reports the beginning of June. Alternatively, you can log onto Breeze »

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Sunday, May 5 – “Who do We Want to Become?”

View this recorded version of Sunday’s Sermon from May 5, 2024. Bible Verses Acts 10: 44-48 and John 15: 9-17 Reflection/Sermon: “Who do We Want to Become?” Sermon by Rev. Dr. Fred Grewe (see video above). Podcast: Listen to a podcast version of this sermon on Pastor Fred Grewe’s “Meditations for Misfits” website. Visit: FredGrewe.com.

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5/2/24 Pledging

Our current pledging is coming to an end on June 30th. After 83% of the year, 85% of total pledges have been paid. A third of pledges made have been fully paid, and most of the rest are well on their way. Of the 92 pledges made, it looks like 3 will not be fulfilled. »

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