As we light our first Advent candle, Pastor Sal gives an inspiring Progressive Christian message on the power of hope. The season of Advent is not just about preparing a birthday party for the Baby Jesus. It’s also about preparing for the birth of the Light within us.
Brother Al Mascia tells how he began studying to become a Catholic priest, came to Glenn, served as pastor at Douglas UCC, and then returned to the Franciscans.
The cycle of Giving and Receiving is a spiritual law; we know that we reap what we sow. What seeds are you sowing? Eckhart Tolle said, ‘Acknowledging the good you already have in your life is the foundation of all abundance.’ Pastor Sal explains the ’Treasure Principle.’
Jesus told us to ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’ On All Saints Day, Pastor Sal explores love of God, love of neighbor, and love of self. Today we not only celebrate the saints in Heaven, but also remember that we are called to be saints for one another.
In Sunday’s gospel reading, a blind man is able to see through the power of belief. Jesus tells him, ‘Your faith has made you well.’ Pastor Sal takes us on a ‘Vision Quest’ to discover the ways in which we are spiritually blind, and how we can begin to ‘see more clearly’ with new eyes of the Spirit.
The Way of Jesus is countercultural. It is upside down and inside out.
In Sunday’s Gospel, a rich, young man asks Jesus what it takes to attain eternal life. Jesus tells him to rid himself of his possessions. The rich man feels like this is impossible, but Jesus reminds him that nothing is impossible with God.
Rev. Salvatore Sapienza will give an inspiring Progressive Christian message about climbing the spiritual mountain, and we’ll also hear uplifting music from Peter Black and Jeff Spangler, who performs ‘Colors of the Wind.’
Pastor Sal gives an inspiring Progressive Christian message for ‘Sky Sunday,’ as we continue to celebrate the Season of Creation. In his message on the ‘Cosmic Christ,’ Pastor Sal shares wisdom from Richard Rohr, Carl Sagan, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Why do so many Christians see a disconnect between their faith and caring for God’s creation? Rev. Salvatore Sapienza gives an inspiring Progressive Christian message for Creation Season.