The Good You Can Do

Our November series centers on the spiritual engine that is generosity. God is generous in His care for us. We, in turn, respond with gratitude for God’s gifts. That gratitude is shared with others through God-inspired generosity. Learn about the gift of a generous life each Sunday: November 15 – “The Bible Through the Generations” […]

Parables: Jesus, Master Storyteller

Jesus’s parables are masterpieces of world literature that are far more complex and meaningful than we commonly think. When we read these stories, such as four found in Matthew’s gospel which will form the basis of our worship series, we are illuminated by universal truths that have a message for us where we are today. […]

Believe and Let Believe

The message of John Wesley, who fired up an exhausted English church to meet the needs of real people, has applications today. Our tradition is a practical spirituality, drawing from a broad range of Christian traditions and open-minded enough to allow others to hold their own views and opinions in non-essential matters. Join us in September for […]

Wisdom: Insights for an Extraordinary Life

There’s so much information around. Most of the facts that we need to live, work, and succeed are available at a keystroke. But how about the wisdom we need to live well? That’s “information” that was revealed by God long ago.   How do we discern what is good, what is just, what is holy? […]

Receive the Holy Spirit

With a series that begins on Pentecost Sunday, Galilee pastors will explore the blessings of the Holy Spirit. This power, this person of God, came to the disciples when Jesus Christ was glorified in their preaching and their lives. We, too, have access to the comfort of the Spirit when our lives glorify Christ.   […]

Peace in Uncertain Times

These are difficult times, no doubt. Knowing that God promises peace, no matter what we are going through…that helps. And that’s the message of Galilee’s new worship series.        Philippians 4:6-7 says “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace […]

The Grace of “Les Misérables”

You won’t find Les Misérables in the religion section at Barnes and Noble, but Hugo’s novel is steeped in Christian imagery and ethics.  In the struggle between the criminal Valjean and the policeman Javert, and in the stories of the people they meet—Cosette and Marius, Fantine, the revolutionaries at the barricade—we see grace at work.  It’s […]

Vision 2020

2020 could be a year of divisive forces. We need Christ’s eyes, eyes filled with love, to show us the way forward as one body. So in February, we’re going to look at a favorite epistle, Ephesians, to see what it says about vision empowered by God’s love. Our series is called Vision 2020. Worship […]

Begin

Many of us start the new year with the good intentions. With resolution, even. For some, beginning is difficult. We procrastinate and fail with our first steps. We get stuck in the muck. But God meets us in the muck. At Galilee, we’re starting the year with Biblical stories of new beginnings. It’ll be messy, but […]

Lights: Arise and Shine

Jesus Christ is the Light of the World, and there’s no better time to see that light shine than during the season of Advent leading to Christmas. The keynote of our worship series “Lights” is from Isaiah 60:1, “Arise, shine, for your light has come.” As you join us in worship, be aware that we […]