West Side Words - Pilgrim UCC
By Pilgrim UCC
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West Side Words are the stories told and sermons preached at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, a progressive congregation in the West Side of Cincinnati. You can learn more about us at pilgrim-ucc.org, and we welcome you to join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00AM!
||CleanCome Join the Journey, Pt. 5: Seeing God Face to Face||Our journey starts and culminates when God says, "this is my beloved." But what do we do when seeing God face to face in Jesus bowls us over and we find ourselves unable to think of what to say? God has the answer: "listen to him!"||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCome Join the Journey, Pt. 4: Everyone is Searching for You!||Everyone's looking for something, and what they're looking for is, in one way or another, a cure for the contagion of death that threatens to crush us with overwhelming meaninglessness. And yet, Jesus offers the cure: resurrection to restored relations.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCome Join the Journey, Pt. 3: Power to Go, to Tell, to Act||We're empowered in our baptism to go, tell, and act to make God's dream of a healed world manifest. Sometimes that looks like speaking up against the powers in the world that would be quite content for us to remain their servants and slaves—fear, viol||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCome Join the Journey, Pt. 2: What's At Stake||When we first set out on the journey with Christ toward's God's healed and healing world, things start to shift and crumble when what we thought was solid turns out to be unsteady. Yet, we learn to walk again on the stable ground of the gravity of God'.||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCome Join the Journey, Pt. 1: Seen, Known, Loved, & Called||Everyone is called to join Jesus on a journey towards realizing God's dream of healing the world. That call starts with knowing deeply that we are seen, known, and loved. Hear how Samuel, Philip, and Nathanael respond to their call with hesitance, hope.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn life, light, & love||The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood. Pastor Nate talks about the cycle of life, light, and love that the incarnation of the Word of God as Jesus of Nazareth sets in motion that changes everything—incarnation, restoration, a||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn the Loads We Carry and Highways in the Desert||Christmas isn't always a gift for many of us, but God promises to build a highway in the middle of our deserts to bring us home.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Solar Eclipses and Staying Awake||Christ points us to signs and symbols that happen on a recurring basis and Isaiah challenges God to tear open the heavens and come down to fix the world. Are we ready for God to show up? Because we already meet Christ in friend and stranger alike—so,||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Sermons are thoughtful, well-researched, and progressive, with a strong grounding in Scripture and historic Christianity. I love to listen!