Rev. Mark Stringer

Whose Are We?

Watch the Video (YouTube link) > It has been suggested that the question “Who am I?” will inevitably lead to a deeper question: “Whose am I?”  To whom do you belong?  To whom are you accountable? To whom do you answer?  Powerful questions all. For this service we’ll consider our answers and what they reveal … Continued

High Desire / Low Desire?

Watch the Video (YouTube link) Rev. Mark Stringer; Celebrant: Jon Royal. In all relationships, romantic and otherwise, there tend to be differences in desire between the partners. Depending on the topic at hand, one partner may be considered “high desire” and the other partner, comparatively speaking, “low desire”. How might we best navigate these differences … Continued

What I Most Want You to Know

Sermon: Watch the Video (YouTube link) Member Reflections: Watch the Video (YouTube link) Rev. Mark Stringer; Celebrant: Bill Allen. “What is the one thing you most want the congregation to know that you are not sure they do?” a member asked Mark a few months back. Such a good question! Mark’s answer came quickly and … Continued

Resisting the Headlong Tumble

Watch the Video (YouTube link) Rev. Mark Stringer; Celebrant: Lizzie Mora. In the midst of challenging times when we can too often respond with emotional reactivity rather than with clear thinking, what are some ways that we can keep our heads on straight and our hearts engaged?

Resistance and Acceptance

Watch the Video (YouTube link) Rev. Mark Stringer; Celebrant: Carissa Fields. Welcome the new year with your church family at this annual “Crossing the Threshold” service. Meaningful fun and ritual for all ages.

Believing in Santa

Watch the Video (YouTube link) Rev. Mark Stringer; Celebrant: Bryan Helmus. Mark shares with us his personal journey with the mystery and mythology of Santa Claus. He hasn’t always believed. But he does now.

You Make the Call Weekend

Watch the Video (YouTube link) Rev. Mark Stringer; Celebrant: Lyra Halsten. At our October 25 services, the congregation voted for a sermon they would like to hear Mark deliver again. “Arriving Empty Handed”—originally presented in 2014—was the winner. We often think we are not enough as we are, that, to be of use in encounters, … Continued

All in the Family

Celebrant Reflection: Watch the Video (YouTube link) Sermon: Watch the Video (YouTube link) Rev. Mark Stringer; Celebrant: Laura Berardi. For this annual service that grapples with a concept from Murray Bowen’s Family Systems theory, Mark will consider how we are bequeathed at least some of the emotional process and levels of differentiation of our ancestors … Continued