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Aug 10, 2022

Pastor Arik has been through a lot over the past couple of weeks, but it has helped him put things in perspective. Join him as he reflects upon how a change of mindset can make all the difference.

Jul 27, 2022

With the church reaching the end of its search for a new Christian Education Director, this week Pastor Arik reflects upon how important Christian Education was for him and his own faith journey

Jul 20, 2022

With Pastor Arik's son turning five years old this past week, he explores just how much life can change over the course of five years

Jul 13, 2022

This week we contemplate that timeless question... "Who is my neighbor?"

Jul 4, 2022

While it can be hard getting into the patriotic spirit this year, this week Pastor Arik shares a poem from his favorite poet, Shmaya, that helps us think about freedom in a new way.

Jun 29, 2022

After returning home from vacation and recovering from COVID, this week Pastor Arik shares the most impactful experience he had on vacation - his pilgrimage up Bear Butte

Jun 15, 2022

This weekend is Father's Day, so this week Pastor Arik takes some time to celebrate the father figures who have helped us become the people we are, today

Jun 8, 2022

This week Pastor Arik is off on vacation to the Black Hills in South Dakota. Join him as he reflects upon those "Spiritual Homes" in our lives and why they beckon us to return.

Jun 1, 2022
Last week Pastor Arik ran into some car troubles but found a lesson hidden in the midst of the frustration. Join him as he explores what he learned, and why life "disruptions" can sometimes be exactly what we needed all along
May 25, 2022

TW: School Shooting

In the aftermath of the school shooting that took the lives of nineteen kids and two teachers, this week Pastor Arik processes what it means and why "Thoughts and Prayers" are not enough

May 18, 2022

TW: Abortion

This week Pastor Arik takes a look at the debate surrounding Roe v. Wade, and explains why he is a pro-choice pastor. If you aren't up for engaging in this material, feel free to skip this week's episode.

May 11, 2022

This upcoming Sunday is Music Appreciation Sunday in worship. To honor the impact that music can have in a person's life, this week Pastor Arik re-releases an interview he held with an organist/music director he worked with many years ago.

May 4, 2022

With Mother's Day approaching this weekend, this week Pastor Arik emphasizes the importance of celebrating all women in our lives, not just our biological mothers. Join him as he lifts up two poems from poets that capture the impact women can have in our world.

Apr 27, 2022

On this day in history, Nelson Mandela was elected as the first president of South Africa. Join Pastor Arik as he looks at the impact Nelson Mandela has had on the world

Apr 20, 2022

With Easter now behind us, this week Pastor Arik looks at what the season is all about: love! Join him as he shares two romantic tales of love, and one friendship that stood the test of time.

Apr 13, 2022

With Holy Week upon us, this week Pastor Arik shares one of his favorite poems by the poet Sh'maya, titled, "The Shattered Grave"

Apr 6, 2022
Our Lenten journey draws to a close, and with it our Lenten Garden is complete. This week, as we add three coins to our Lenten Garden, we reflect upon the themes of betrayal and materialism as we prepare for Holy Week
Mar 30, 2022
For this week's Lenten Garden additions, Pastor Arik doubles up and adds two elements and two themes. Join him as he reflects upon the presence of suffering in our lives (by adding nails to the garden) and how we should constantly reflect upon our what is truly important to us (by adding something purple)
Mar 23, 2022
This week's Lenten Garden addition is a cross, so join Pastor Arik as he reflects upon who this Lenten journey is really about
Mar 16, 2022
This week's Lenten Garden addition of rocks takes us to the wilderness where Jesus was tempted by the devil. Join Pastor Arik as he considers the ways temptation pervades our lives in ways we often don't recognize.
Mar 9, 2022

As Lent begins, this week Pastor Arik introduces our Lenten Garden project and explores this first week's element and theme

Mar 2, 2022

Today begins our Lenten Journey as we commemorate Ash Wednesday. For those unable to attend this evening's Ash Wednesday service, this week's episode is Pastor Arik's homily that he will be sharing at the service. 

Feb 23, 2022

The rise of the prosperity gospel has put a strain on the Christian faith as it has lost its original message and teachings. This week Pastor Arik looks at how this commercialized version of the gospel has caused significant issues in our faith

Feb 16, 2022

February is Black History Month, so this week Pastor Arik takes a look at the history of this time of remembrance and celebration, as well as digging deeper into this year's theme, "Black Health and Wellness"

Feb 9, 2022

With Valentines Day approaching, this week Pastor Arik looks at the history of the holiday and what this holiday is supposed to be about

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