Sedie Maruska is First Church of Christ’s newly appointed Lay Minister. She is a social justice, equity, inclusion and diversity consultant and coach, host of the Diversity Dish podcast, speaker and aspiring author. She’s a graduate of Andrews University with a BA in Graphic Arts, a former Conversational English teacher, Corporate Trainer, and Executive Assistant. Her passion is helping individuals in business cultivate cultures of equity and inclusion, so they attract the diverse partnerships they desire.
What do we mean when we speak of the divine feminine? This Women’s History Month let’s talk about the significance of the divine feminine influence and why it is as necessary as the masculine in all spiritual conversations. Coffee hour follows service. All are Welcome!
Sojourner Truth was a former slave who became an outspoken advocate for abolition, temperance, and civil and women’s rights in the nineteenth century. Her Civil War work earned her an invitation to meet President Abraham Lincoln in 1864. What does her life teach us about … read more.
When we deny or repress our spiritual gifts out of misplaced humility, everyone loses. Our socialization of humility may be toxic and causing us to squander the very gifts we’re meant to share with the world. Let’s explore how we can honor our gifts and … read more.
Forgiveness given and received is always a relief. Why? What happens when we forgive? What happens when we don’t forgive? These are some of the thoughts we’ll explore as we talk about forgiveness and its ability to make or break us.
Welcome back! Join us this Sunday for our Ingathering Sunday and annual Water Communion service with our Lay Minister Sedie Maruska. Don’t forget to bring some water from a special source! Our sermon topic is entitled “Maya Angelou: On Living.” The great Maya Angelou left … read more.
Palm Sunday is the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem only to be crucified the following Friday by those who would later say “they didn’t know.” Let’s explore why “not knowing” is no excuse for treating anyone badly.