“Is Empathy a Liberal Emotion?”

~ Matthew 15:29-37/Philippians 4:1-4 ~ Last year about this time, in the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, in the midst of the emerging MeToo movement and the initial reports of family separations at the border, I came across a blog written by a politically-conservative Christian who was lamenting – … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, September 15, 2019, 10:30am

~ “Is Empathy a Liberal Emotion” ~ Empathy is a good thing, right? Listening, feeling, connecting – helping us to be compassionate people, right? Yet, there are those who claim empathy is not a good thing. Feeling other people’s pain hinders us from making good decisions, especially when it comes … Read More

“Empathy Nudging”

~ Luke 10:25-37 ~ Well, that’s pretty straightforward, isn’t it? Just go do it! Go, show compassion! Show compassion to those unfortunates lying on the side of the road. They are your neighbors, after all. Just do it! End of sermon – NOT! Why do we find it difficult to … Read More

Join Us for Worship Sunday, September 8, 2019, 10:30am

~ The Good Samaritan by Vincent van Gogh ~ “…he was moved with compassion,” said Jesus, in the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Just how is one ‘moved with compassion’? What motivates us to do acts of kindness? Could it be that often-misunderstood emotion called empathy? If so, can we … Read More

Music for the Soul ~ September 22, 10:30am

~ Bluegrass Gospel ~ Songs from “O Brother, Where Art Thou” and more! Featuring the Noe Valley Ministry Choir directed by Music Director, Kelly Savage. Speacial Guests: Alisa Rose, Bluegrass Fiddle & Daniel Fabricant, Bass & Guitar … Read More

Fall Gathering & Community Lunch – September 22, 2019

Following worship is our annual Fall Gathering Community Lunch. Deacons will provide the main dish and the congregation is encouraged to bring side dishes, salads and desserts to share. At the lunch we will learn about an exciting new Presbyterian Mission program called “The Matthew 25 Project.” We will discuss … Read More