Myth? Or Promise?
Hi friends... In these days when there is so much difficulty, I decided to present you a sermon of hope and peace. However, you are all invited to join me in dialogue and prayer over the discord in our land on Monday evening. I sent that gotomeeting info previously, but let me know if you want me to send it to you again. For today, hope and peace... -Pastor Steph Today's Sermon: Myth: God Never Gives You More Than You Can Handle Sermon by Rev. Dr. Stephanie Salinas Scripture:
Dialogue & Prayer over recent issues of Racism & Violence - an invitation
Friends... I invite you to join me in a time of conversation and prayer on Monday evening, June 1, at 7:20pm. Our topic will be the recent issues of racism and violence we have been seeing in our nation, and we will join together in prayer for ALL. Here's the meeting invite and information. All welcome. FBC Folk: please help me by alerting those without email or internet access who may have interest. Dialogue & Prayer over recent issues of Racism & Violence Mon, Jun 1, 2020
MythBusters part 1
MythBusters,[i] Pastor in the Parsonage Edition This week, I’m offering several brief devotions, plus a sermon, inspired by the show MythBusters. I hope you enjoy! – Pastor Steph Thursday, May 28, 2020 Myth: Cleanliness is next to Godliness. Scripture: Luke 11:37-41 This myth was one we likely heard growing up, when our parents or teachers or some adult wanted us to wash up, or get ourselves cleaner in the bath or shower. They told us that “cleanliness is next to Godliness”
This week, I'm starting off with sharing the Town of Westwood virtual Memorial Day ceremony. Yours truly is featured giving the innovation near the beginning of the service (although Westwood Media incorrectly listed me as the pastor of First Parish!). Near the end of the service is a beautiful bit of music played by Jan Randlett, with photography by Kayla Dolley, which isn't credited on the video. Please enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDFFTK9AA-M&t=181s Also, please
Lovin' Your Ex(ile)
Hi all. Here's Sunday's sermon! https://youtu.be/nvJelUYWx84 Lovin’ your Ex (ile) A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie Salinas Jeremiah 29:4-14 May 24, 2020 Reference: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/16/health/sikh-doctors-beards-coronavirus-trnd/index.html. Accessed May 18, 2020.
Friends... please enjoy some mission moments today. These 2 videos contain scenes from February's TABCOM trip to Puerto Rico, and some commentary from Christine Keddy who attended that trip. Enjoy, Pastor Steph Intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTbgJuyqQTI[i] Mission video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgAvjhbaJrY&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop[ii] [i] Christine Keddy, video. For The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts. 2020. [ii] Steve Stuart, video. For R