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Of all the characters in the Bible, second to Jesus Christ, none is more prominent than Abraham. He is held up as the father of faith. He left his family, his homeland, and everything he knew trusting that God would show up, and God did! In the story of Abraham we find an ancient faith that inspires us to trust God in all things. As we, like Abraham, put our faith in God, we see that he always keeps his promises.   

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Justice is a word that is thrown around a lot in our current cultural climate. Even within the Christian Church this can lead to heated conversations about if we should pursue justice, why we would pursue justice, and how we pursue justice. Fortunately, Scripture speaks a lot to the issue of justice, and how God’s people might pursue it. In particular, the Bible shows us a direct relationship between a person’s grasp and experience of God’s grace in Christ Jesus, and his or her heart for justice and the poor. Each week we’ll be joined by organizations in our community who have responded to God’s grace by seeking justice for the sick, the recovery community, and the poor. Join us as we learn how the cross and empty tomb propel us to live life for those in need.

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Often times, we look to pursuing God’s mission through big and grandiose displays. But, the reality is, the mission of God is best fulfilled in our day to day life. Vocatio is Latin for calling. Every single follower of Jesus has a specific calling that God has placed them in. Every day life presents every day opportunities to pursue God’s mission in the way he has called us to. In this series, we’ll explore how to pursue God’s mission in our regular callings. 

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The Gospel of Mark is considered by many to be the first gospel written. In this short book, Mark’s goal is to make it clear that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. For this season of Lent, we take time to listen to Mark’s message as he strips away all that would distract us, and leaves us face to face with our Savior, Simply Jesus.

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The reality of sin is dark: an eternal separation from God. But he was never going to let the story end there. God loves our world so much that he shattered our darkness and sends us out to shine his light. Join us in worship this December as we celebrate Advent and the light it brings with our new sermon series, GLOW.

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In our effort to mobilize generations to join Jesus on his mission, one of our values is active faith. What does it look like to have a faith extending beyond a Sunday morning? What does it look like to trust and follow Jesus in all aspects of our life? The book of James helps us answer these questions. James is a wisdom book. It teaches us how to navigate life well as followers of Jesus Christ. Join us in this series as we look at how to put our faith into practice every day.

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According to a recent Gallup Poll, 89% of people believe in God, or some kind of higher power. At the same time, the number of people that would consider themsevles religously unaffiliated is on the rise, to 25% of the total population and up towards 50% of young adults (18-29). These numbers tell us there is a general belief in "a" god, but a general disbelief in who or what that God may or may not be. But can it be that simple? Don't we all wonder if there is more than what we see? If there is a reason for why we are here? We explore those questions and much more in this series. 

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Whether it’s the Melville’s Moby Dick, Jules Verne’s Nautilus, or Job’s Leviathan, nearly all of western literature uses a “monster of the deep” to describe the chaos we often find in our culture. If you’ve paid attention to the news the last 6 months, you know our culture is in the midst of a chaotic storm. In this 3-week series, we’ll use the book of Jonah to explore what it means to be the prophetic people of God “Facing Leviathan” in a cultural storm.

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It’s pretty common for folks to “like Jesus, but not the church.” And often times, there’s a good reason for that. But, what would it look like to be a church that is irresistible? A church that shows the world who Jesus really is? In the book of Ephesians, St. Paul challenges us to be a “Deep Church.” A church whose roots are so deep that it can’t help but continually produce fruit and connect the world to their life-giving savior. In this series, we’ll study the book of Ephesians and explore that possibility for us here at ULC.

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Missio Dei is Latin for the Mission of God. The reality is, we have a God on mission. We have a God who is moving and active and actually doing things right now. In this series as we consider the Missio Dei, we will recognize that this is God’s mission. It’s not about the mission of us as individuals, it’s not even about the mission of the church, it’s about the mission of God. And God, has revealed himself to us as the Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Three distinct persons, one being. As we look at each person of the Trinity, we will see a different aspect of God’s mission in this world and hopefully find our place in it. Looking forward to digging into this with you.

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Pastor Gabe dives into the Easter message found in John 20:1-18 and we see how the resurrection has changed the fate of the universe. We hope the intense reality of the Easter story will grasp on to you and affect how you live your life. 

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