March 24, 2019

Higher Power
Isaiah 7:10-14
March 24, 2019
Rev. Kristin Stoneking
Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, CA


Signs and symbols are everywhere in our world. There are emojis, and the often very useful “thumbs up” symbol, there are signs that indicate gender and gende...

March 17, 2019

12 Steps: Grace and Surrender
Psalm 27
March 17, 2019
Rev. Kristin Stoneking
Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, CA


    
The early Methodist societies and class meetings were composed of 8 to 10 or 12 people, who gathered together each week to pray tog...

March 10, 2019

Lost (First in Series drawing from Wisdom of the 12 Steps)
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
March 10, 2019
Rev. Kristin Stoneking
Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, CA


In 1993 I was in seminary in Chicago and went with a friend to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. It was in a...

February 27, 2019

Beloved Epworth Community,

The special general conference has concluded and the Traditionalist plan has prevailed. After the vote, the deep sense of sadness and resistance was expressed in the singing of “This is my story, this is my song,” and a liturgy that proclaimed...

February 26, 2019

But now, this is what the Lord says—
   the one who created you, Jacob,
  the one who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the w...

February 22, 2019

The early Methodist movement was powered by adherents gathering in small groups to encourage and support each other in daily living. This year, our Lenten study will adopt this model and several different small groups will be forming.

Small groups provide support for li...

October 19, 2018

The Courage to Commit

2 Corinthians 4:1, 7-15

October 7, 2018

Rev. Kristin Stoneking

Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, CA

 I want to share with you this morning about one of my heroes, Sister Chan Khong. My guess is that you have probably not heard of her, though s...

October 19, 2018

Generosity of Spirit

Deuteronomy 26:12-19

September 30, 2018

Rev. Kristin Stoneking

Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, CA

Have you heard about the FIRE movement? F.I.R.E? It has nothing to do with actual fires. It stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. FIR...

October 19, 2018

First Fruits (First in Series—First Fruits, Deep Commitments)

Deuteronomy 26:1-11

September 23, 2018

Rev. Kristin Stoneking

Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, CA

In last year’s Harvest of Gifts, Epworth’s annual auction in which we share talents, treasures, and host...

October 19, 2018

Written on the Doorposts

Joshua 24:1-7, 14-18

September 16, 2018

Rev. Kristin Stoneking

Epworth United Methodist Church, Berkeley, CA

This week I felt the full force of being back to school and having kids going to school in two different towns, one some distance away, and...

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