Speaker: Rev. Erika

The Ways of the Great Below

Our service will center around the oldest written story known: that of Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth, and her descent into the Underworld. This ancient narrative makes it clear that our human impulse not merely to wander, but also to search, is woven into … read more.

The Creation of Whiteness

To be responsible partners in racial justice, we have to un-learn and then re-learn much about our country’s history. On this Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, we’ll go back one hundred years to the “Americanization” of immigrants in the U.S. How does this re-learning inform … read more.


Lamentations — our expressions of sorrow, angst, or our need for companions in the wilderness — come in all forms. Today we’ll explore some of the theological beliefs that hide within our lamentations, and find ways to fine-tune them.

(You’ll leave this service feeling better than … read more.

The Night of Heaven and Earth

In the Skidompha Atrium
It’s our annual candlelight Christmas Eve service! “Heaven encompasses and inhabits earth,” writes Jan Robinson, “spilling into this present life.” Tonight we’ll tell the traditional story from Luke’s Gospel, sing carols, and create wonder on this holy night.

Diane Jensen Memorial Service

Our Fellowship will hold a small memorial service to honor the life of Diane Jensen (who died on October 1st) at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Dec. 2nd. Rev. Erika will preside with guest musician Mariel Fluhr.

Childcare will be provided.

To Pivot or to Stay Present?

Advent is a period of expectation; of holding the hope. Like winter, Advent reminds us that good things demand our patience; good things take time. But we also know that life is short and that we can make mistakes by waiting for things that never … read more.

Stories Around the Table

Many of us have told family stories around our holiday dinner table. Are those stories always true? Does it matter? In this sermon, Rev. Erika will reflect on what it means to dig deeper into the narratives that appear in our families – and in … read more.

The Good News according to “Queer Eye”

“Queer Eye” is an Emmy-winning reality show on Netflix in which 5 “style experts” — all gay men — forge relationships with men and women who often have different beliefs from them. What makes this show, and its five experts, so moving, so inspiring, and … read more.

Witch Hunts, Then and Now

Two centuries before the Salem Witch Trials resulted in the deaths of 20 people, the Malleus Maleficarum (“The Hammer of Witches”) fueled a European witch-craze that resulted in the persecutions and deaths of tens of thousands of women. What fueled these witch hunts of the … read more.

Brave Enough

There are all kinds of ways to be brave, and to exhibit courage when we’d rather shrink back. What encourages you? How do we make ourselves “brave enough” to honor ourselves and one another?