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.

Let’s Talk About Moms

How often do we stop and think about our moms and mother figures and what they bring to our lives? Let’s give moms their due. Coffee hour to follow. All are welcome!

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God of Our Times

We spend a lot of time lamenting about miracles of old. In looking to the past what lessons can we learn about how God is working today. Is God a God of our times?

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Consider the Lilies of the Field

We spend so much time fretting and worrying about all sorts of things that we lose sight of our worth. What if we leaned into our faith, believing that we would be cared for, just like the lilies of the field? For we are worth … read more.

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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