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Nov
2016

“Dawn Over the River” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - November 27, 2016

For the First Sunday of Advent, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian recounts her recent journey with "Monte's March," calling upon us to remember that while we are not obligated to complete a monumental task, we are not released from doing our part. (Isaiah 2:1-5)

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21
Nov
2016

“Pause, Breathe, Consider” - - Rev. Mereschuk - - November 20, 2016

Many of us are carrying a great amount of anxiety and a sense of urgency, and it can be hard to slow down. But slowing down - - pausing, breathing - - can help sustain us and refocus us so that we can attend to self-care and increase our resilience. Associate Pastor Rev. Chris Mereschuk offers Psalm 46 as an anicent guide to self-care in his sermon, "Pause, Breathe, Consider." 

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14
Nov
2016

“Not Your Job” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - November 13, 2016

Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian offers two distinct yet related messages on our Stewardship Sunday. First, she enocurages us to examine where and how we can put our time and talent into building and supporting our Beloved Community - - and how it is essential to not over-extend ourselves. Second, Pastor Andrea invites reflections from the congregation on the presdiential election. Included in this podcast are Pastor Andrea's own reflections and her invitation, and not the responses of the congregation. Pastor Andrea encourages us to allow of the full spectrum of emotions and actions: "Mourn, Resist, Organize, Defend, Pray." And then we repeat. 

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7
Nov
2016

“Sheltering and Joyful Guardians” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - November 6, 2016

As we celebrate All Saints Day and the Sacrament of Communion, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian calls to remember the Saints in our lives and invites us to join with them around the Communion Table. 

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