Celtic Christians used a wild goose as an image of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God is not under our control. And this is actually good news. In the gospel of John, Jesus tells a man named Nicodemus, “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” How is the Holy Spirit at work in us and in our world? And how do we cooperate with the wild movement of the Holy Spirit here and now? 


Throughout the series, we will explore simple practices we can engage in over the summer to help us participate in the work of the Holy Spirit. Click the Image below to download a card with the spiritual practices we will be focusing on through the summer.



  • "WILD IN THE CITY"

    May 23, 2021


    Guest Speaker Eunice "Junior" McGarrahan

    Acts 2:1-4


    In the New English Bible translation verse 1 says, “While the day of Pentecost was running its course…” In other words, while other things were going on and people had other plans, the Holy Spirit arrives and goes wild in the city. On this day of Pentecost, we celebrate the wild movement of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the church.


  • "WILD GOOSE"

    Pastor Chuck Fowler

    John 3:1-9


    The Holy Spirit is on the move ushering people into new life in the Kingdom of God, bringing about a whole new world in Christ. What do we learn of the Holy Spirit in our passage today? How is our life together as a church marked by the mighty rushing wind of God’s Spirit?


    Today Pastor Chuck Fowler preceded his sermon with a video from The Bible Project about God's three-in-one nature. You can watch the video here. Chuck looks at the wildness of the Holy Spirit that Jesus describes in his conversation to Nicodemus in John chapter 3.

  • "GIVER OF LIFE"

    June 6, 2021


    Pastor Katie Fowler

    John 6:63-69


    The flesh counts for nothing. Our human ability and effort cannot bring life. These words challenge us as we are used to producing, performing, managing our way into what we want (or at least we deceive ourselves into thinking we can). The Holy Spirit is the Giver of Life. Only the Holy Spirit can bring life to what is dead and restore us to life with God.


  • "RIVERS OF WATER"

    June 13, 2021


    Jon Weeks

    Romans 8:1-17


    "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death."


    The Spirit Gives Life-here Guest Speaker Jon Weeks takes us through Paul's teaching on life through the spirit from Romans 8:1-17.

  • "THE ADVOCATE"

    June 20, 2021


    Pastor Ed Black

    John 15:26-27


    The Spirit of truth is at work in our world, pointing people to Jesus. No one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:3). We add our voice to the voice of the Spirit, proclaiming that Jesus is Lord, telling our story of Christ’s saving power and grace.

  • "A NEW FAMILY"

    June 27, 2021


    Hanna Halteman

    Acts 4:23-35


    In Christ a new family is formed. People who had no business being in the same room together- different ethnicities, different social classes - are now one in Christ and part of the same fellowship in Christ. This is truly revolutionary! As Paul would write in another letter, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)

  • "A NEW FAMILY-PART II"

    July 4, 2021


    Pastor Katie Fowler

    1 Corinthians 12:12-14


    In Christ a new family is formed. People who had no business being in the same room together- different ethnicities, different social classes - are now one in Christ and part of the same fellowship in Christ. This is truly revolutionary! As Paul would write in another letter, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)


  • "UNEXPECTED PEOPLE"

    July 11, 2021


    Tyler Traylor

    Acts 8:26-40


    The Holy Spirit can lead us to unexpected people and into unexpected conversations. How did Philip follow the lead of the Holy Spirit? In what ways was the Spirit already at work in the Ethiopian eunuch's life? 


    Although we lost our video feed for this sermon, Guest Speaker Tyler Traylor brings us awesome insight into how the spirit leads us to unexpected people and places to further his kingdom.


  • "UNEXPECTED PEOPLE PART II"

    July 18, 2021


    Emmanuel Engulu

    Acts 10:44-48


    The lines were drawn (or so they thought). God was active in the Jews. Not, it was believed, in the Gentiles. But God disrupted that storyline. And it has, in fact, always been God’s plan for his people to be a light to the nations (Isaiah 49:6). God shows no favoritism. The Spirit disrupts our categories. The Spirit leads us further and further into his mission (and often, into confronting our biases and assumptions).