Sermons by Reverend Lois E. Van Leer

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Thanksgiving and Abundance


The holiday of Thanksgiving is being reclaimed as one of thanks-giving and gratitude for the abundance of the harvest as opposed to a day of gluttony. Let us celebrate this time with gratitude for all that makes our lives so abundant.

The Wheel of Hope

In this dialogue sermon, Rev. Jae and Rev. Lo will explore what it means to “hope” in this time in our world. The turn of the seasonal wheel from summer to fall marks a year in a changed and challenging political, social, and global climate. Many of us feel hopeless, despairing, anxious, and harried. Church […]

To Be Embodied


Our bodies are not mere vessels for our thoughts and hearts and spirit. They are a gift in and of themselves. Yet our culture has done so much to distort and shame all types of bodies. How do we claim our embodiedness?