Sermons by The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field

Love's Light

Love’s Light

Speaker: | December 24, 2017

There are a few different theories as to why Christians celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25. But whichever theory you buy–that it actually was about the time Jesus would have been born or that early Christians...

Looking for the Light

Looking for the Light

Speaker: | December 03, 2017

Christian hope is not pie-in-the-sky, reality denying hope—it is instead knowing deep in our bones, that, evidence to the contrary, God is working in the world and God’s dream for the world will be fulfilled...

The Company of Saints

The Company of Saints

Speaker: | November 05, 2017

Today, All Saints Sunday, we remember our family, all the Saints of God, those who show the works and ways of a God who is full of surprises. Because, though Hollywood probably wouldn’t shoot it...

Created for Love

Created for Love

Speaker: | October 22, 2017

Nowhere in Genesis does it say that humans are the greatest thing ever. Yes God looks at humans along with the creeping things and cattle and says “this is very good”, but God does not...

Catching Fire

Catching Fire

Speaker: | October 15, 2017

I love the story of Moses—it just draws me in. When we drop in this morning, Moses has fled Egypt after killing a man and taken refuge in Midian where he married a Midianite woman,...


Holy Fools

Speaker: | October 01, 2017

We have likely always thought of Francis as a saint, but in his day pretty much everything he did confirmed the commonly held suspicion that he had lost his mind.  And the funny thing is...


Where Do You Stand?

Speaker: | September 24, 2017

At this point in the church year we are deep in the parade of Matthew’s parables that really, nobody likes. We all nod sagely when we hear them because, well, it is Jesus who is...


The Jesus Community

Speaker: | September 10, 2017

One of the quarrels I have with Matthew’s Gospel, and those of you who know me well know I have a lot of them, is that this gospel is very legalistic.  Matthew bends over backwards...


The Non-Prosperity Gospel

Speaker: | September 03, 2017

What a year…so far. It has been hard to stay focused, not to get tired—events are unfolding faster than I can keep up and things many of us in this faith community hold dear are...


Miracle Workers and Beggars

Speaker: | June 18, 2017

There are times it feels like the world has gone mad-that it just seems like a truly scary place with very little good in it. And at those times, church type folks are often tempted...

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