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Date Title Series Speaker
4/13/2014 The Hardest Prayer of All

The cell where Jesus was believed to be held is one of the most moving places I have seen. The cell captures a great deal about the final hours of Jesus life and the meaning and dynamics of his death. As we begin holy week, we will take a hard look at an arduous experience in the life of Christ and talk about why it has so much meaning for those who follow him.

The Way Rev. Tom Berlin
4/6/2014 The Final Week

The final week of Jesus life was full of contrasts, conflicts and condemnation. What are we to think of Jesus as one proclaimed a king, but who ultimately died as a criminal This week we will talk about the nature of Jesus kingship and the legacy he initiated in his final week.

The Way Rev. Barbara Miner
3/30/2014 Sinners, Outcasts and the Poor

One of Jesus most admirable characteristics was his capacity to love those who others rejected or failed to notice. It is also one of the most challenging aspects of following him each day. This week we will take a look at the people Jesus loved, and consider the ways we either set ourselves apart from society or set ourselves apart for the work of God in the world.

The Way Rev. Tom Berlin
3/23/2014 Calming the Storm

Rev. Tom Berlin uses the story from Mark 4 of Jesus calming the storm in a sermon on faith. Modern American often have trouble believing in the miracles told of in the Bible. Faith is an act of will combined with an act of imagination.

The Way Rev. Tom Berlin
3/17/2014 Proclaiming the Kingdom

The Sermon on the Mount is a great example of Jesus teaching. It is practical, transforming, and challenging to live. Jesus sometimes takes us to the mountaintop so that he can teach us how we are live and treat others. He does this so that we can live in the valley below. This week we will talk about power of Jesus teaching when it is applied to our lives, and look at specific examples that are life changing.

The Way Rev. Tom Berlin
3/9/2014 The Healing Ministry

Sometimes it feels like our lives are under attack in ways we do not understand. We deal with illness or tragedy of some kind. In those moments, the people around us often become God’s means of grace to remind us that we are secure in the love of Christ. This week we will learn about the demons people struggled with in Jesus time, the miracles he performed and the people who made all the difference.

The Way Rev. Tom Berlin
3/2/2014 Baptism and Temptation

We begin our Lent sermon series, "The Way". We will travel on a journey retracing the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Today, Rev. Tom Berlin discusses the ways baptism uniquely prepared Jesus to face the temptations that he had to face in the wilderness and discover insights that will help guide our steps as well.

The Way Rev. Tom Berlin
12/29/2013 Sermon 12-29-13

The wise men had to return by a different path. What does it mean that we have celebrated a different kind of Christmas? Are we willing to walk a different path from the world as we take down our decorations? Will our lives be different as a result of the incarnation of Christ? Come think about some important questions as we consider a New Year together.

A Different Kind of Christmas Rev. Ashley Allen
12/24/2013 Christmas Eve, Everyone Loves a Surprise

Rev. Tom Berlin shares a special sermon on Christmas Eve. He shares the story of Jesus birth and how Christ is blessing for us all. If you were not able to attend any of the Christmas Eve services, we recorded and uploaded the entire service.

A Different Kind of Christmas Rev. Tom Berlin
12/22/2013 A Different Kind of Hope

People work hard but feel they are making little progress. Often our personal relationships are difficult. In the midst of this darkness, people often find the celebrations hard to take. If all the talk of the holiday spirit feels empty to you, come hear about something that offers a hope for far longer than the month of December.

A Different Kind of Christmas Rev. Tom Berlin
12/15/2013 A Different Kind of Gift

This Sunday we worship through music. Our Director of Traditional Music, Yoon Nam Ph.D., directs our choir and orchestra through a musical offering for the Christ Child.

A Different Kind of Christmas
12/9/2013 A Different Kind of Peace

There is a peace that comes when you know that you are favored by God for who you are right now, not because you are perfect. Rev. Tom Berlin explains that this peace enables us to love others and overcome the anxiety that sometimes creeps into our life.

A Different Kind of Christmas Rev. Tom Berlin
12/1/2013 Rev. Tom Berlin

Long before we ever had a thought, God created us in love and hopes that the knowledge of this love will drive us to love our neighbors as well. The prophet Hosea had to endure a difficult about the depth of God’s love for us. Mary sang the first Christmas song, celebrating the Messiah that came because God was aware of our need. When we receive God’s love, we are ready to celebrate A Different Kind of Christmas.

A Different Kind of Christmas Rev. Tom Berlin
11/24/2013 A Different Kind of Wish List

Today, Rev. Tom Berlin begins the new sermon series, "A Different Kind of Christmas". In this first week before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Rev. Berlin speaks on a different kind of wish list. During this Advent season, he encourages us to spend time in scripture, serving and celebrating with Jesus.

A Different Kind of Christmas Rev. Tom Berlin
3/31/2013 A World without Easter

Rev. Tom Berlin's Easter sermon examines how the Resurrection of Jesus changed the world forever. The event of the Resurrection spurred Jesus's message of servanthood and humility across the ancient world in ways that affect us to this day.

Holy Week 2013 Rev. Tom Berlin
3/10/2013 The Decision to Persevere

This week, Rev. Tom Berlin continues the sermon series with, "The Decision to Persevere". Jesus offers to anyone who is weary, who is feeling parched and dry, forgiveness and new life.

6 Decisions that will Change Your Life Rev. Tom Berlin
3/3/2013 The Decision to Respond

Today, Rev. Tom Berlin talks about another decision you have to make if you want to discern the will of God for your life, "The Decision to Respond".

6 Decisions that will Change Your Life Rev. Tom Berlin
2/24/2013 The Decision to Mature

The premise of this sermon is "The Decision to Mature". Rev. Tom offers us this advice, "If you want to hear God's calling and a decision to mature, you have to invite Christ into your life".

6 Decisions that will Change Your Life Rev. Tom Berlin
2/17/2013 The Decision of a New Life

Rev. Barbara Miner brings the second sermon from the sermon series, " 6 Decisions". In this sermon, she shares how to make the decision of "New Life". She encourages us seek God, and pay attention to the times you feel nudged or prodded.

6 Decisions that will Change Your Life Rev. Barbara Miner
2/10/2013 The Decision to Follow

This is the first sermon of the sermon series Six Decisions that will Change Your Life. Rev. Tom Berlin shares several stories and uses scripture to help you make the decision to follow.

6 Decisions that will Change Your Life Rev. Tom Berlin
12/24/2012 What's Inside Christmas?

Rev. Tom Berlin delivers the Christmas Eve sermon at Floris UMC. Merry Christmas, everyone.

Come Home for Christmas Rev. Tom Berlin
12/23/2012 Embrace Joy

Rev. Tom Berlin leads a frank and honest discussion on the events surrounding the Newtown tragedy. In this sermon Tom examines the subjects of violence in the media, mental health care, and gun control. In this season of Advent, Christ's message of Fear Not, is essential when we address difficult issues.

Come Home for Christmas Rev. Tom Berlin
12/16/2012 Christmas Cantata

Our Director of Traditional Music Yoon Nam conducts the Floris Combined Choirs and Orchestra in the annual Christmas cantata Heaven's Child by Pepper Choplin.

Come Home for Christmas Floris Choir and Orchestra
12/2/2012 Find Hope

Rev. Barbara Miner delivers a message of hope. She expresses that people are hungry for renewal and reminds us that Jesus was God himself taking on the clothing of humanity. There is only one hope, and it is God in Christ.

Come Home for Christmas Rev. Barbara Miner
4/8/2012 Easter 2012: And Then They Were Silent

Holy Week 2012 Rev. Tom Berlin
4/6/2012 Good Friday Service and Cantata

Holy Week 2012 Floris Choir and Orchestra
4/5/2012 Maundy Thursday Service and Pageant

Holy Week 2012
4/1/2012 The Power and the Glory

Jesus summed up the goal of our faith nicely when he prayed that God's will would be done on earth as it was in heaven. Imagine if your relationship with God was that tangible and accessible. That would be life changing and your life would be more likely to be world changing. Such a deep love of God arises out of our personal holiness.

Walk Humbly with God Rev. Tom Berlin
3/25/2012 Deliver Us From Evil

Jesus summed up the goal of our faith nicely when he prayed that God's will would be done on earth as it was in heaven. Imagine if your relationship with God was that tangible and accessible. That would be life changing and your life would be more likely to be world changing. Such a deep love of God arises out of our personal holiness.

Walk Humbly with God Rev. Tom Berlin
3/18/2012 Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Jesus summed up the goal of our faith nicely when he prayed that God's will would be done on earth as it was in heaven. Imagine if your relationship with God was that tangible and accessible. That would be life changing and your life would be more likely to be world changing. Such a deep love of God arises out of our personal holiness.

Walk Humbly with God Rev. Tom Berlin
3/11/2012 Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Jesus summed up the goal of our faith nicely when he prayed that God's will would be done on earth as it was in heaven. Imagine if your relationship with God was that tangible and accessible. That would be life changing and your life would be more likely to be world changing. Such a deep love of God arises out of our personal holiness.

Walk Humbly with God Rev. Tim Ward
3/4/2012 Thy Kingdom Come

Jesus summed up the goal of our faith nicely when he prayed that God's will would be done on earth as it was in heaven. Imagine if your relationship with God was that tangible and accessible. That would be life changing and your life would be more likely to be world changing. Such a deep love of God arises out of our personal holiness.

Walk Humbly with God Rev. Tom Berlin
2/26/2012 Our Father in Heaven

Jesus summed up the goal of our faith nicely when he prayed that God's will would be done on earth as it was in heaven. Imagine if your relationship with God was that tangible and accessible. That would be life changing and your life would be more likely to be world changing. Such a deep love of God arises out of our personal holiness.

Walk Humbly with God Rev. Tom Berlin
2/19/2012 Loving God

Walk Humbly with God Rev. Barbara Miner