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Sermons

Here at FUMC, we are grateful to have a variety of gifted and articulate preachers. Our pastor, Lydia, only preaches 2-3 times per month because we believe in 'sharing the pulpit' and hearing from many voices -- young and old, male and female, from within our own church and from other churches. We believe that God speaks through all of us and no one person or perspective can fully speak God's Word on their own.

We are posting an audio version of most of our weekly sermons here -- usually within a couple weeks of when they were delivered. (so if there's a sermon you're looking for and it's not up yet, please let us know!) Remember, these sermons are intended to be heard within the context of our gathered worship services, and will undoubtedly lose something when listened to in isolation. That said, they are posted for your encouragement, education, and exhortation, so please receive them as such.

Acts Part 10

Continuing our Acts series, guest speaker Eddie Wong preaches on Acts 4:1-22 - "Speaking Holy Words."

Eddie Wong, November 12, 2017

Acts Part 9

This week we hear from Adam Back who preaches on Acts 17:16-34. His sermon is titled "A Foreign God."

Adam Back, November 5, 2017

FUMC's 80th Anniversary

This week we celebrate FUMC's 80th Anniversary! Lydia preaches on Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13. Her sermon is titled “Foundations and Renovations.” If you'd like to listen to the full service, it is also available below.

Lydia Cruttwell, October 29, 2017

FUMC 80th Anniversary Service

Acts Part 8

This Sunday we have guest speaker Kent Anderson preach for us. His sermon is based on Acts 3 and is titled "Ignorance and Its Excuses."

Kent Anderson, October 22, 2017

Acts Part 7

Today we have guest speaker Johannes Stolz preach for us on Acts 2:42-27. His sermon is titled "Could and should we be like the early church?" The scripture reading is from 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10.

Johannes Stolz, October 15, 2017

Acts Part 6

On this Thanksgiving Sunday, Lydia preaches her next sermon in our Acts series. Her sermon is called "Listen to this: Jesus..." and is based on Acts 2:14-41.

Lydia Cruttwell, October 8, 2017

Acts Part 5

Lydia preaches on Acts 2:1-13. Her sermon is titled "Speaking in (Mother) Tongues."

Lydia Cruttwell, October 1, 2017

Acts Part 4

Lydia continues through her fall series on the book of Acts. This sermon is called "What do we do while we're waiting?" and is based on Acts 1:12-26.

Note: Unfortunately Parts 1-3 of this series were not recorded.

Lydia Cruttwell, September 24, 2017

When did we see you, Jesus? Part 5

Lydia finishes her summer series with a sermon called "Freedom for the Prisoners" based on the verse "I was in prison and you came to me." (Matt. 25:36) and Luke 4:14-30. (Note: The audio is quite broken at the beginning but improves after about 6 minutes.)

Lydia Cruttwell, August 27, 2017

Forgiveness and Reconciliation

This week we hear a reflection from one of our members, Liz Sawatzky. She tells a personal story on the topic of forgiveness and reconciliation, based on Leviticus 19:18 and Matthew 22:37-39.

Liz Sawatzky, August 13, 2017