February 9 – The Call to Change – The Rev’d Jo-Ann Murphy

Jesus preached his sermon on the mount in about 28 C.E. on a hillside in Galilee.  What was going on in Palestine then was not so very different from what is going on in southeast Florida 1986 years latter.  Jesus spoke to his disciples, his chosen followers, at a time when his home country was…

January 5 – Following A Star – The Rev’d Jo-Ann Murphy

The magical story of the wondrous star in the eastern sky and the journey of the magi or kings from far away lands to the humble manger in Bethlehem is the centerpiece of the Feast of the Epiphany which we celebrate on January 6.  It seems to be scripture’s way of telling the world that…

December 24, 2013 – Christmas Eve, 2013 – The Rev’d Willie Allen-Faiella

This is the second time today we have gathered to celebrate a wonderful event.  There could not be two more different ways of celebrating. Today at 4 pm, this church was filled with noise, unbridled joy, the barely contained exuberance of about-to-be-filled anticipation.  A three year old participating in her very first pageant.  Grandparents beaming…

December 1 – Be Prepared – The Rev’d Jo-Ann Murphy

In his best-selling Book, Living Faith, Former President Carter tells of a trip he and Rosalynn made to Indiana to visit an Amish bishop.    On that visit Carter, a Baptist, learned that Amish worship is always held not in churches but in the private homes of the Amish people and the pastor is chosen by…