Welcome to our Sermon Series Library. Pastors Joe and Kathleen frequently explore topics over the course of several Sundays. You can revisit those topics and messages here.

  • Making Sense of the Bible (Aug 28 - Oct 16, 2016) No Description
  • Forgiveness (Aug 7 - Aug 21, 2016) No Description
  • The Art of Neighboring (Apr 10 - May 8, 2016) No Description
  • DIY Prayer (Oct 18 - Nov 8, 2015) No Description
  • Why? (Sep 20 - Oct 11, 2015) No Description
  • Everyday Superheros of the Bible (Jul 5 - Aug 23, 2015) No Description
  • A World Worth Saving (Feb 18 - Apr 5, 2015) Jesus came to save the world. Every Christian knows that. If God believed this world was worth saving - even dying on a cross to do it - why do Jesus' followers so seldom live like it? From now through Easter, let's talk about what's holding us back, and why God's world is still worth saving.
  • Connect (Jan 11 - Feb 8, 2015) It's the greatest irony of modern life: we are more directly connected to more people than at any point in history, and yet so many of us feel lonely and isolated. We are so deeply divided about almost everything, including faith, that sometimes it's hard to talk about anything that really matters. We long for connection, a community where we are known and loved. How can the church be that place?
  • My Christmas Playlist (Nov 30 - Dec 21, 2014) Some people would listen to Christmas music year-round. Others cringe when radio stations dust off their holiday playlist before Halloween. Love it or hate it, this music is part of the fabric of the season. And if you really listen, you might be surprised to learn how even a silly song about a red-nosed reindeer speaks to our deepest hopes and fears - the very same ones that caused God to send us Jesus 2000 years ago.
  • Think On These Things - A Study In Philippians (Nov 2 - Nov 23, 2014) Paul's letter to the Philippians is the perfect reading for a season of thanksgiving. The apostle's words are full of phrases and images that strengthen us in every trial. Who would have imagined a letter written from prison could be so full of hope, grace, and contentment?
  • Between Darwin & Dinos - Making Space for Faith (Sep 7 - Oct 5, 2014) More than 150 years after Darwin published The Origin of Species, Christians still wrestle with its conclusions. Many churches - including the United Methodist Church - believe that science and faith can coexist. But if it's true that the universe was born in a Big Bang, that the earth is 4.5 billion years old and that humans evolved from single-celled organisms, we've got to rethink how we understand creation. Join us as we explore some of the most challenging issues in reconciling faith and science
  • Messages From the Boardwalk (Aug 3 - Aug 31, 2014) Wildwood. Ocean City. Sea Isle. Anyone who's spent any time on the Boardwalk knows it's a great place to observe people. What can we learn about ourselves and our relationship with God in a stroll on the boards?
  • Fish Stories (July 6 - July 27, 2014) Summer downtime is a great time to stop, give thanks, and listen for the Holy Spirit. Let worship be a part of your plan for re-creation this summer. There are a number of lessons in the bible associated with a great summer pastime...Fishing. Join us as our Pastors Joe and Kathleen delve into how these "Fish Stories" should guide our lives.
  • A Skeptic's Guide to Prayer (Apr 27 - Jun 1, 2014) Prayer seems like it should be so simple. We talk to God, and God listens. Right? But when we step back and think about it, we have questions: Why pray if God already knows everything? How is it that some of our prayers are answered, and others are not? Do prayers for healing really work? Join us as we talk about these questions, plus others, during a six week series on prayer.
  • People We Meet Along the Way (Mar 9 - Apr 6, 2014) During Lent, we trace Jesus' journey from his temptation in the desert to Jerusalem and the cross. Along the road, he encountered all kinds of people - people whose lives and faith were every bit as complicated as ours. There's more than a little bit of us in the outcast, skeptical, and wounded people he meets on the way. What can Jesus' interactions with them teach us about how to care for ourselves and for the people who cross our paths?
  • 7 Words that Could Change Your Life (5 Jan - 16 Feb, 2014) There's power in simplicity. We can make a list of resolutions, telling ourselves we'll change our lives in 2014, but will that happen? Would we have more success if instead we focused on a single word, living with it for a full year and letting God speak through it to change our lives? For the first seven weeks of 2014, we looked at seven words with the power to re-shape us into the people God wants us to be. Our hope is that this series will inspire you to pray for a word of your own.
  • Ready, An Advent Series (Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2013) December is a time of preparation and anticipation. We think we know what that looks like: buying presents, writing cards, and baking cookies. But on a deeper level, are we prepared for the changes that Christ's coming brings into our life and our world? Are we really ready to live into the new creation that the scriptures describe?
  • The Good Life (Sep 23 - Oct 20, 2013) What is your image of the good life? Advertisers spend billions trying to sell us on products they believe add up to a lifestyle, a way of being in the world. But what makes a "good life," really?