2016 Sermon Archives

December 25, 2016

The Christmas Story by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: No transcript.

View the Order of Worship: 12-25-16


December 24, 2016 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

The Magnificent Bewilderment of the Stars by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 12-24-16 Candlelight Service

View the Order of Worship: 12-24-16 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service


December 18, 2016

Service of Lessons & Carols

Read the transcript: No transcript.

View the Order of Worship: 12-18-16


December 11, 2016

Advent Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 3

Though the Darkness Hide Thee: Seeing is Believing by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 12-11-16

View the Order of Worship: 12-11-16


December 4, 2016

Advent Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 2

Though the Darkness Hide Thee: What Do You Hope to See? by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 12-04-16

View the Order of Worship: 12-4-16


November 27, 2016

Advent Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 1

Though the Darkness Hide Thee: Walking in the Dark by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 11-27-16

View the Order of Worship: 11-27-16


November 20, 2016

Fall Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 12

DISCIPLE: Give Thanks by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript:  Sermon 11-20-16

View the Order of Worship: 11-20-16


November 13, 2016

Fall Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 11

DISCIPLE: Whole Hearted by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript:  Sermon 11-13-16

View the Order of Worship: 11-13-16


November 6, 2016

Fall Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 10

DISCIPLE: Affirm Hope by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript:  Sermon-11-06-16

View the Order of Worship: 11-06-16


October 30, 2016

Fall Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 9

DISCIPLE: Take Faith Public by Rev. Larry Young

Read the transcript:  sermon-10-30-16

View the Order of Worship: 10-30-16


October 23, 2016

Children’s Sabbath

Fall Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 8

DISCIPLE: Take Faith Home by Lindsay Chen & Kate Beckerman

Read the transcript: Coming soon!

View the Order of Worship: 10-23-16


October 16, 2016

Fall Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 7

DISCIPLE: Don’t Judge by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon-10-16-16

View the Order of Worship: 10-16-16


October 9, 2016

Laity Sunday

Fall Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 6

DISCIPLE: Make a Difference by Mira Pak, Sam Johnson, Bianca Doria

Read the transcript: Sermon-10-09-16

View the Order of Worship: 10-9-16


October 2, 2016

Fall Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 5

DISCIPLE: Embrace the World by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Sermon-10-02-16

View the Order of Worship: 10-2-16


September 25, 2016

Fall Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 4

DISCIPLE: Practice Generosity by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon-9-25-16

View the Order of Worship: 9-25-16


September 18, 2016

Fall Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 3

DISCIPLE: Accountability by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: sermon 9-18-16

View the Order of Worship: 9-18-16


September 11, 2016

Fall Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 2

DISCIPLE: Pass It On by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: sermon-9-11-16

View the Order of Worship: 9-11-16


September 4, 2016

Fall Sanctuary Worship Sermon Series – No. 1

DISCIPLE: Take Faith Seriously by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 9-4-16

View the Order of Worship: 9-4-16


August 28, 2016

Celebration of Appointments by Rev. Patricia Farris, Rev. Robert English, Rev. Keri Olsen, Tricia Lindley

Read the transcript: Sermon 8-28-16

View the Order of Worship: 8-28-16


August 21, 2016

Seeing Beyond Winning and Losing by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Sermon 8-21-16

View the Order of Worship: 8-21-16


August 14, 2016

Stand Tall! by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 8-14-16

View the Order of Worship: 8-14-16


August 7, 2016

It’s Never Too Late by Rev. Dorothy Bimber Worley

Read the transcript: Sermon 8-07-16

View the Order of Worship: 8-7-16


July 31, 2016

You Are What You Love by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 7-31-16

View the Order of Worship: 7-31-16


July 24, 2016

Our Daily Bread by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 7-24-16

View the Order of Worship: 7-24-16


July 17, 2016

On the Fallacy of Keeping Score When Dealing With God’s Grace by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Sermon 7-17-16

View the Order of Worship: 7-17-16


July 10, 2016

Neighborly Mercy by Rev. Patrica Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 7-10-16

View the Order of Worship: 7-10-16


July 3, 2016

God’s Kingdom Has Come to You by Rev. Patricia Farris (full service)

Read the transcript: Homily 7-3-16


June 26, 2016

Living in the Spirit by Tricia Lindley

Read the transcript: Sermon 6-26-16


June 19, 2016 – Lay Speaker Sunday

“Giving God the Time” by Ron Theile

Transcript not available.


June 12, 2016

Learning the Way of Jesus by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Sermon 6-12-16


June 5, 2016

Children’s Sabbath – Blessed to Be a Blessing by Lincoln Hughes & Mikey Strauss

No transcript available.


May 29, 2016

Compatriots in Faith by Rev. Larry Young

Read the transcript: Sermon 5-29-16


May 22, 2016

Come Holy Spirit, Come by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Sermon 5-22-16


May 15, 2016

Choir Recognition Service

No transcript.


May 8, 2016

Christian Basics: Therefore, Go by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 5-8-16


May 1, 2016

Christian Basics: Finding Peace at the Center of Our Lives by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Homily 5-1-16


April 24, 2016

Christian Basics: A New People Known By Love by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 4-24-16


April 17, 2016

Christian Basics: Learning to Trust by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 4-17-16


April 10, 2016

Christian Basics: Evangelism by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Sermon 4-10-16


April 3, 2016

Christian Basics: What Can We Really Believe? by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Homily 4-3-16


March 27, 2016

Easter Sunday

Streams of Mercy: To Live in the House of the Lord Forever by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 3-27-16


March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday

Streams of Mercy: A Wideness in God’s Mercy by Rev. Patricia Farris (full service)

Read the transcript: Sermon 3-20-16


March 13, 2016

Service of Lessons & Anthems

Read the 3-13-16 Order of Worship


March 6, 2016

Streams of Mercy: Depth of Mercy by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Homily 3-6-16


February 28, 2016

Streams of Mercy: An Oasis of Mercy by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Sermon 2-28-16


February 21, 2016

Streams of Mercy: The Fullness of Mercy by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 2-21-16


February 14, 2016

Streams of Mercy: God’s Mercy is Stronger Still by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Coming soon.


February 7, 2016

on transfiguration, prayer and mercy in the midst of change by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Homily 2-7-16


January 31, 2016

Sermons by the First UMC Youth

Read the transcripts: Youth Sermons 1-31-16