The Table

August 5, 2018
We practice an open table in Ankeny UCC, meaning, all are welcome to take communion. Why do we do that, when Paul seems to argue that we need to have…

Let Us Make

June 11, 2017
The Trinity shows the essential nature of God existing community. So when we come together to build closer ties, we reflect the essential nature of God.

Finding Ourselves in Human Form

September 28, 2014
Philippians gives us insight into Paul's beliefs about the nature of Christ for the continuing community of Christ's followers. Jesus found his unique nature in community with other humans. Jesus's…

Serious Temptation

March 9, 2014
Bible Text: Matthew 4:1-11 | Preacher: Nathan Willard Jesus's temptation is to do everything himself and avoid the messy work of people. We have the same temptation, to go alone rather than building a team. We have the same temptation to have complete control and avoid the conversation, but we cannot be there alone.