In today’s reading, the prophet Nathaniel asks sarcastically, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Surely after what our world witness when a lawless mob of rioters on Jan. 6 participated in an insurrection against our government, resulting in the death of 5 people, we can appreciate the sentiment behind Nathaniel’s question. “Can anything good come out of Nazareth – Washington, DC – this?” Follow the entire service in the video here, or go at your own pace with portions of the service provided below. Note that the video has a “Closed Caption” transcript, accessible by clicking the CC button at the bottom of the
You are invited to join the Interfaith CommUNITY of South County’s “Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.”. This service will be held Monday, January 18, 2021, at 7:00pm PT. The focus on the celebration is “Love Your Neighbor As Yourself.” Please invite your friends as well! This year, the celebration will be held online via Zoom. Just before the event, you may join by web browser or by phone: Join by browser: https://netapp.zoom.us/j/92807983249 Or join by phone: 1-699-900-6833, Webinar ID 928 0798 3249.
Today, Epiphany Sunday, marks two events: the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus, and the baptism of Jesus by his cousin John the Baptist. Both were announcements of God’s presence in our world. When we experience the presence of God, the companionship of the Spirit, the friendship of Jesus, we are challenged to continue growing in faith. Follow the entire service in the video here, or go at your own pace with portions of the service provided below. Note that the video has a “Closed Caption” transcript, accessible by clicking the CC button at the bottom of the video window. The Opening Hymn
We, as United Methodist Clergy in the Central Coast area of California, stand in solidarity against today’s violence at our nation’s capital, and hereby reaffirm the statement of Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church: Today is when the Congress of the United States certifies the votes of the people. This duty fulfills Congress’s constitutional role in the democratic process. The peaceful transition of power is a pillar of representative democracy. Even as we affirm the right to peaceful assembly, nothing must disrupt this democratic process. We condemn the rhetoric from