sermon by Pastor Rachael Weasley
In the Christmas story, God is active at the margins, honoring women of color and silencing men of authority. Say yes like Mary, to God's queer invitations.
I'm grateful to these brilliant thinkers whose ideas which contributed so much to this sermon:
*Erma Kim Hackett- I recommend her blog Feisty Thoughts: (https://feistythoughts.com/category/feisty-women/
*Brian G Murphy, at QueerTheology.com
We had to trim the beginning of the video, so it starts kind of abruptly. Here you can read the missing beginning words and enjoy the full sermon transcript!
Jory Mickelson, seminarian
August 1, 2022
"No Longer Strangers"
It's still not always safe to be queer in the USA, but we are already whole and holy in God's eyes. Including a town-coming-together story.
Sorry, we forgot to hit "record" on a couple sermons this spring!
The written versions are excellent, though. Enjoy!
Joanne Gallardo, conference minister
July 11, 2022
"Adopted into a Queer Family"
There is no one or right way to be family, and the Bible is God’s really long memoir that includes all different ways to be in relationship with one another... Allow yourself to be a person adopted into a queer family. Honor your own journey.
Rachael Weasley, Community of Hope's pastor
June 6, 2022
"God's invitations have a Yes flavor"
Where are we encountering resurrection in our lives, and where should our church go from here? Ends with a reflection time for a gratitude practice.
Rachael Weasley guest preaching at Seattle Mennonite
January 23, 2022
"The Parable of the Wind"
The story of how our church was born, the story of our first whirlwind year. A story about my queer journey; and how life and God surprise us!