Speaker: Sedie Maruska

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.

Delving Into the Divine Feminine

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!

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Sojourner Truth

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.

Toxic Humility, Gifts, and Talents

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.

Maya Angelou “On Living”-Water Communion

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.

A Testimony in Song

Join us for this special music service. In looking back five years removed from cancer, Sedie will share the lessons she’s learned via spoken word and songs. Universal lessons that will inspire you.

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And They Will Know In Their Hearts

Right, wrong, true religion, bad religion, it’s a discussion for the ages. Maybe we’re looking at it from a limited perspective. Maybe we already know in our hearts what’s right for us.

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Not Knowing in No Excuse-Palm Sunday

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.

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Let’s Hear It for the Girls

In celebration of Women’s History Month, let’s meet some amazing women who aren’t often given their rightful place in history. Let’s honor their beginnings and contributions to our world.

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In the Beginning

At the start of a new year, we often think of hitting reset. Is it the best time? Are there other times that work just as well? Let’s examine beginnings, their timing and significance. 

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