Asian Pacific American Heritage Month :: May 6, 2018

May 6, 2018 @ 04:45 pm by Jacqui Lewis


—How did the sermon and music inspire you for the week ahead?

Earth Day :: April 22, 2018

April 22, 2018 @ 04:45 pm by Jacqui Lewis


—How does the psalmist’s prayer of thanksgiving make you think about the way God cares for you?
—How might we better care for the Earth that sustains us?
—Is there more you can do to be a steward of Middle Church?

Celebration! :: April 15, 2018

April 16, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis

—How did the sermon and music inspire you for the week ahead?

Easter :: April 1, 2018

April 1, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—What needs to die from your past, in your present life, and in our culture in order for a new vision to live?
—How does God/the Holy/Love live in you?

Palm Sunday :: March 25, 2018

March 25, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis

—Palm Sunday is about the conflict between the values of the empire and the values of the
Reign of God. What does this mean to YOUR life?


Fifth Sunday of Lent :: March 18, 2018

March 18, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—How did the sermon and music inspire you for the week ahead?

Fourth Sunday of Lent :: March 11, 2018

March 11, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—What do these 10 words tell us about the identity of God?
—What does it mean to be people of God?
—Commit to one March with Middle in March as a way to solidify your identity.

Women's History Month (Lent III) :: March 4, 2018

March 4, 2018 @ 04:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—How did the poetry and music inspire you for the week ahead?

Lunar New Year (Lent II) :: February 25, 2018

February 25, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis

—What does our faith cause us to dare to do, boldly, to heal our souls and heal the world?
—What does God’s faithfulness mean to us?

First Sunday of Lent :: February 18, 2018

February 18, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—Since the Kingdom of God is close, which political issues need a love and injustice intervention?
—What can/should Middle do? Share your thoughts with consistory and staff on the insert.

Transfiguration Sunday :: February 11. 2018

February 11, 2018 @ 11:45 pm by Jacqui Lewis


—You know you’ve been to the mountaintop. What happened? How did it change you?
—What are you called to do with that experience?
—Read or watch all of Dr. King’s speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” (April 3, 1968). Let it wash over you. What is he preaching to you? to us?

Black History Month :: February 4, 2018

February 4, 2018 @ 11:45 pm by Jacqui Lewis


—How is your soul today? Where do you need to have the breath of God enter in and comfort you?
—When you feel weary of the world, what do you do to restore your breathe?
—Write a story in your journal about a time when God lifted you up from your lowest place. This Lent, add to your journal a short story once a week, to remind yourself of the Power of God.

Worship Celebration :: January 28, 2018

January 28, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—How did the sermon and music inspire you for the week ahead?

Worship Celebration :: January 21, 2018

January 21, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—What were moments of spiritual transformation in your own life?
—Who is someone in your life you want to forgive? Are you open to praying for them?
—How do you create moments of renewal for your mind and body?

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday :: Complete the Dream :: January 14, 2018

January 14, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—What is your “stuff” that God might be using for this movement for love and justice?
—Think of one person you can recruit to this movement. How will you do that?
—What is revolutionary about the way God loves you? How can you amplify that awareness
this year?

Epiphany :: January 7, 2018

January 7, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—Today is the first Sunday after Epiphany. How do the two stories associated with Epiphany, the visit of the wise men and Jesus's Baptism, intersect? Do they shed any light on "aha!" moments in your life?
—People often pray for "epiphanies" in the new year, to gain clear divine guidance on their lives. But what happens in the Bible after the Epiphany stories? Does revelation from God necessarily mean all our problems will dissolve? Do the stories of Epiphany push us to think differently about those problems?
—What spiritual gift is God trying to show you this year, and who are the wise people bringing them to you?

New Year's Eve :: December 31, 2017

December 31, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—How did the sermon and music inpire you for the week and year ahead?

Fourth Sunday of Advent :: God's Dream of Joy :: December 24, 2017

December 24, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—Are you ready for a miracle? Which one?
—Write a prayer for POTUS. Socialize it.

Third Sunday of Advent :: God's Dream of Peace :: December 17, 2017

December 17, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—How are you putting flesh on God’s dream?
—What can you do to encourage others to own and be the light?
—What do YOU believe about this story?

Second Sunday of Advent :: God's Dream of Peace :: December 10, 2017

December 11, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis

—What new insight about John’s gospel did you glean today?
—Since you are flesh made word, how will you work on God’s dream between now and year end?
—Where do your dreams and God’s dreams intersect?

First Sunday of Advent: God's Dream of Hope :: December 3, 2017

December 3, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis

—As you wait for the “very good news,” how do you spend your time? How do you live your hope?

Reign of God Sunday :: November 26, 2017

November 26, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—When have you most recently seen Jesus suffering?
—How can we more fully tell the story of injustice in our nation?
—How can we articulate God’s dream?

Transgender Awareness Sunday :: November 19, 2017

November 20, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—How did today’s sermon open your mind about gender and gender performance?
—What do you think now about human sexuality—God’s creation?

Worship Celebration :: November 12, 2017

November 12, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—As for me and my house—we will serve God. This is what Joshua said. What about you?
—What does it mean for you to serve our God? What are the personal commitments you make to Love, to the Universe, to the Holy?
—How does that commitment manifest itself in terms of personal ethics? What do you teach the little people in your life? What do you model for your friends and family?
—How can your personal commitment to serve God help complete God's dream of a healed and whole world?

All Saint's Sunday :: November 5, 2017

November 6, 2017 @ 04:42 pm by Jacqui Lewis


—Who are the saints and ancestors who you call on for encouragement and strength? How
do their lives continue to impact you even after they are no longer here in their physical
body?
—Can you tell when your hope is “anchored” in love like the scripture from Hebrews says,
or when it is anchored in something else? What difference does it make?
—How can you live more fully in connection/communion with the saints and ancestors?
—What does having a “cloud of witnesses” do with running the race here on earth?

Reformation Sunday :: October 29, 2017

October 29, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—How did the sermon and music today help you understand and show love?
—What will you do this week to show Revolutionary Love?

Children's Sabbath :: October 22, 2017

October 22, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


——Pray, meditate, or spend time in other faithful reflection to seek discernment, strength,
and courage to value all children and act to put that value into practice.
—Learn more about the challenges children and families face and how we can overcome
them at childrensdefense.org.
—Communicate regularly with your elected officials and urge them to champion the needs
of children in poverty

Hispanic Heritage Month II :: October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—About what do you want to fight with God?
—How might you grow intimacy with God?
—How do you want God to show up—right now—in your life and in the world?

Hispanic Heritage Month :: October 8, 2017

October 8, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—Which one of these 10 commandments gives you the most trouble?
—How do these 10 “words” help us complete God’s dream?
—You shall not kill . . . yet . . . what can we do about gun control right now?

World Communion Day :: October 1, 2017

October 1, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis


—There is a place for everyone at the table. How did this week's sermon and music inspire you for the week ahead? 

Homecoming III :: September 24, 2017

September 24, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis

—If you had to define your theology of money, what would you say?
—When you make a budget, how much do you save for a rainy day? How much can you share with Middle Church to help heal souls and the world with RevolutionaryLove?

Homecoming II :: September 17, 2017

September 17, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis

—What awakened in you today from the sermon?
—Go to middlechurch.org and pick one project on which to focus this fall that heals your soul and heals the world. 

Homecoming I :: September 10, 2017

September 10, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis

—Paul’s prescription about how to love is very specific. What challenges you most?
—To where should you point your Revolutionary Love, and how?

Labor Sunday :: September 3, 2017

September 3, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Christina Fleming

—Who and what does Moses betray when he answers God's call to challenge Pharaoh?
—What does the Exodus story tell us about God's commitments to labor and workers?
—How does your faith inform your understanding of your own labor, paid and unpaid, and
that of others?

Worship Celebration :: August 27

August 27, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis

Worship Celebration :: August 20

August 20, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis

Worship Celebration :: August 13

August 13, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis

Worship Celebration :: August 6

August 6, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis

Worship Celebration :: July 30

July 30, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis

Worship Celebration :: July 23

July 23, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis

Worship Celebration :: July 16

July 16, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis

Worship Celebration :: July 9

July 9, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis


Worship Celebration :: July 2, 2017

July 2, 2017 @ 06:55 pm by Jacqui Lewis

Pride Sunday :: June 25, 2017

June 26, 2017 @ 04:23 pm by Jacqui Lewis

Father's Day :: June 18, 2017

June 26, 2017 @ 04:22 pm by Jacqui Lewis

Trinity Sunday :: June 11, 2017

June 26, 2017 @ 04:21 pm by Jacqui Lewis

Pentecost Sunday :: June 4, 2017

June 4, 2017 @ 06:48 pm by Jacqui Lewis

Memorial Day :: May 28, 2017

May 28, 2017 @ 03:29 pm by Jacqui Lewis


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month :: May 21, 2017

May 21, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis

—As you train your eyes to see God at work healing the world, what stands out?
—Middle Church is BOLD in which ways? How can you help?

Mother's Day :: May 14, 2017

May 15, 2017 @ 10:14 am by Jacqui Lewis

— Where have you seen signs of God's refuge and presence this last six weeks?
— If you think of your own nurturing self-what I am calling "Mommy-ness," how does it look and what might you do to turn it more fully toward others? Toward yourself?

Pan-Asian Heritage Month :: May 7, 2017

May 8, 2017 @ 10:24 am by Jacqui Lewis

— Reflect on your life's journey. What important gate(s) have you passed through? How did you experience the presence of God then?
— For an excellent introduction to Asian heritage in the U.S., read the National Center for Cultural Resources' "Asian Reflections on the American Landscape": www.nps.gov/heritageinitiatives/pubs/Asianisms.pdf

Revolutionary Love Conference Sunday :: April 30, 2017

May 1, 2017 @ 11:25 am by Jacqui Lewis

— When the Love Revolution has done its thing, what do you see?
— Define Revolutionary Love for yourself and your community.
— Join the Revolutionary Love Community at L2O: L2O.com/org/RevolutionaryLove
— Register now for #RevLove18! bit.ly/RevLove18

Earth Day Sunday :: April 23, 2017

April 24, 2017 @ 12:55 pm by Jacqui Lewis

— What truth set you free?
— How has God’s love awakened and surprised you?

Easter Sunday :: April 16, 2017

April 16, 2017 @ 05:28 pm by Jacqui Lewis

— Where is the deadness in your life that needs rising?
— Tell a story of a recent time when you noticed that the energy of life defied death.
— What is your dream of Middle Church rising up? If you are the boss of us, how can we do this next year?

Palm Sunday :: April 9, 2017

April 9, 2017 @ 05:27 pm by Jacqui Lewis


On this Lenten Journey, where are you finding the courage to resist? Where are you seeing signs in the universe of the resilience of the human spirit? And where do you see evidence that we can rise, as a people, as a culture, as Living Souls?

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