So let’s be real. We do pretty well living as God’s people when life is smooth sailing. But in times of stress (um, global pandemics, economic difficulty, partisan political races) even we who are believers in Jesus can find our sin leaking out all over the place. It’s true that we are a forgiven people who have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit, but our flesh still puts up a pretty good fight. What do we do with all the junk that comes out from within us? How do we find insight, hope and healing from Jesus? Join us on Sundays as we look honestly at the ugly within.
REFRESH: Updating our rhythms for a thriving faith
The refresh button on our computers might be our favorite part of the online experience. We can’t wait to see what new information will impact the site we are exploring or the document in front of us. Similarly, our world, our connections, and our spiritual journey need to be refreshed as we experience new realities.
Summer in the Scriptures: 1 Peter
MCC spends the summer months diving into the scriptures. Join us as we unpack 1 Peter written to the scattered, persecuted church. This small book continues to encourage, challenge, and equip us for life in our world today.
Digging In: An in-depth look at Romans 5:1-5
As we come out of Lent, through Passion Week and Easter Sunday, we are comforted with the good news that the tomb has remained empty. Jesus, our risen savior, is alive and we walk in new kind of life because he lives. Conceptually this sounds wonderful, but does our everyday experience (especially these days) line up with such a victorious picture? What is the nature of our post-Easter life? Join us as we walk together through five meaty verses in the book of Romans which address some of our most honest questions about living as Christians.
Our ways of connecting are being altered. The structures of our lives are having to morph. And our rhythms are being totally disrupted. All the more reason why we cannot "give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing." (Heb. 10:24) So since God is still God, and the church is still the church, we are meeting virtually each Sunday to worship and hear from the word of God.
#sundayfunday: Why We Do What We Do
This hashtag on social media is a super-fun way that people celebrate how amazing Sundays can be. From very early in Christian history Sunday has been an intentionally dedicated time to gather with other believers to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and participate in various activities that collectively we call “worship.” How we do it surely differs in style from other generations, but do you know why we do what we do? During this series, we’ll look at what happens in church and why we love it!
Songs in the Key of Life
The 19th century composer Frederick Delias once said, “Music is an outburst of the soul.” Beethoven said, “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” Maybe this is why from time immemorial God used music and the lyrics of poets to capture the heart of his church and lead people into an understanding of himself. Join us for this fun series as we enjoy music we grew up with, the truths behind the songs that have captured our hearts and minds, and consider how God’s word illuminates truths so that our lives can be changed!
Revealed and Revealed in Us
Advent (meaning “arrival”) is the season of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. During these four weeks, we celebrate with anticipation and expectation the arrival of Jesus, God made flesh. God was fully revealed in the person of Jesus Christ; and through the Holy Spirit, God is revealed in us as well! Join us for this 4-week Advent series as we explore how the hope, love, joy, and peace of God were fully revealed in Jesus…and can be revealed in us.