"God in the Story: Hagar and the God of Outsiders" | Rev. Jonathan Heifner | August 13, 2023
As your pastors, we believe stories like Hagar’s are important for us to hear, but her story touches on some very sensitive topics, including religious trauma, sexual abuse, slavery, being returned to an abuser, and additional threats to human flourishing. We seek to handle this gently, avoiding graphic detail, but we know stories like this can invoke the pain of one’s own experience. If you’d like to talk to one of us, we are available, and if you’d prefer to speak to a woman, we will connect you with Pastor Julie or another trusted clergywoman. We love you and your experience matters. - Pastor Jonathan, Pastor, Ryan, Pastor Daniel Sermon based on Genesis 16.
"God in the Story: Jacob and the God Who Wrestles" | Rev. Jonathan Heifner | August 6, 2023
God is more interesting than the bumper stickers would have us think. Jacob and the God Who Wrestles. Sermon based on Genesis 32:22-32.