March 16, 2020

Unmoored: When We Feel We Lose God and Find God through Empathy

Galatians 3:1-9, 26-29

Epworth UMC, Berkeley 

Rev. Kristin Stoneking

March 15, 2020

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For those of you who came to the Ash Wednesday service, you were greeted with a transformed...

Language Landmines

Galatians 1:1-12

March 1, 2020

Rev. Kristin Stoneking

Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, CA

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How many of you know our denominational mission statement? If you know it, say it with me, “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transf...

November 8, 2019

Saints Town

Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18

November 3, 2019

Rev. Kristin Stoneking

Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, CA

Today is All Saints Day. Today we take time to remember those of our communion we have lost in the last year, but also to remember that we hold onto a handr...

August 18, 2019

This last week, as I believe many of you know, a group of five others from Epworth and myself were in the Tucson area to offer what assistance we could at The Inn, a respite center run by a collaboration of United Methodist churches.

It’s good to be back in the pulpit after welcoming Pastor Brian to Epworth and also hearing from Dr. Randall Miller on Pride Sunday. To those who have been travelling, welcome back, particularly our Sierra Service Project team, and to those who are about to head out on...

 As many United Methodists seek to counter and transform the disastrous outcome of the Special General Conference in St. Louis, a number of collectives and meetings are taking place around the country. The Western Jurisdiction (the Western US from Colorado onward) has...

Beloved Epworth Community,

By now you should have heard through announcements at church, email and US mail the news that Epworth is being joined with Trinity UMC in Berkeley in a configuration called a Two Point Charge. This new relationship will assist in the redevelop...

Beloved Epworth Community,

I am on the plane returning to the Bay Area from the UM Next meetings in Kansas City. What I had hoped would be a meeting of United Methodist leaders from all over the US coming together to build the truly liberative church for which we long,...

April 19, 2019

Social Justice Stations of the Cross

Good Friday 2019: April 19

Epworth UMC, Berkeley, CA

Rev. Kristin Stoneking


Today, Good Friday, is the day on which we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus. I do not believe that Jesus came into this world to die. I believe...

Making Amends
Luke 19:1-10
April 7, 2019
Rev. Kristin Stoneking
Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, CA

I’m grateful to be back with you and grateful to David Ourisman for preaching on when the church needs to confess last week. To bow, to kneel, to have the humi...

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