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This week’s sermon:

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Past Livestreams:

All You Need is Love (Really??) – with Rev. Pam. Worship for 5/5/2024

Stories of Faith – with Rev. Michael Yoshii – Worship for 4/28/2024

Questions of the People 2 – Atonement Theory 2 – with Rev. Pam. Worship for 4/21/2024

Questions of the People 1 – Atonement Theory 1 – with Rev. Pam. Worship for 4/14/2024

“The Joke’s On Us” – Holy Humor Sunday 2024 – with Rev. Pam. Worship for 4/7/2024

Easter! with Rev. Pam. Worship for 3/31/2024

Good Friday 2024, Overheard: Mary and John Part 6 of 6 – with Rev. Pam. Worship for 3/29/2024

Palm/Passion Sunday 2024! – with Rev. Pam Worship for 3/24/2024

Lent 5 Overheard: The Two Thieves Part 5 of 6 – with Rev. Pam. Worship for 3/17/2024

Lent 4 Overheard: Pilate & Procula Part 4 of 6 – with Rev. Pam. Worship for 3/10/2024

Lent 3 Overheard: Simon and the Centurion Part 3 of 6 – with Rev. Pam. Worship for 3/3/2024

Lent 2 Overheard: Barabbas & Caiaphas Part 2 of 6 – with Rev. Pam Worship for 2/25

Lent 1 Overheard: Malchus & Mark Part 1 of 6 – with Rev. Pam Worship for 2/18/2024; Day of Remembrance.

Get Up & Don’t Be Afraid” – Spiritual Affective Disorder Week 6 – with Rev. Pam Worship for 2/11/2024

Leave Room for Dessert” – “Spiritual Affective Disorder” Week 5 of 6 – Worship for 2/4/2024

Little Altars Everywhere” – “Spiritual Affective Disorder” Week 4 of 6 and guest speaker Adam Manasra – with Rev. Pam Worship for 1/28/2024

Make My Day” – “Spiritual Affective Disorder” Week 3 of 6, and Building Winter Necessities Kits – with Rev. Pam Worship for 1/21/2024

To Soothe the Soul“- “Spiritual Affective Disorder” Week 2 of 6 and Guests from AFS Foster Care with Rev. Pam – Worship for 1/14/2024

“Flip the Switch” “Spiritual Affective Disorder” Week 1 of 6 – with Rev. Pam – Worship for 1/7/2024

Being the “Dwelling” with Rev. Pam – Worship for 12/31/2023

The Inn with Rev. Pam – Worship for Christmas Eve 12/24/2023!

A Room with a View Towards (Love) with Rev. Pam – Worship for 12/17/2023

Cookies, Cocoa, and Carols 2023! 12/15/2023

How Much is Enough Joy? (Is there such a thing as too much joy) with Rev. Pam – Worship for 12/10/2023

A Place at the Table for Peace with Rev. Pam – Worship for 12/3/2023

Making Room (Hope) with Dr. Chaitanya Motupalli – Worship for 11/26/2023

Respect & Gratitude with Rev. Pam – Worship for 11/19/2023 (sorry, recording not available)

Choir Blast 2023 songs, remastered sound by Tak Israels

Choir Blast 2023 “What the World Need Now Is Love” – 11/12/2023

Remembering Our Ancestors/All Saints Day with Rev. Pam – Worship for 11/5/2023

How Do We Follow a God of Love Who Seemingly Supports War? with Rev. Pam – Worship for 10/29/2023

Forgiveness: Practicing Revolutionary Love with Rev. Jojo V. Gabuya – Worship for 10/22/2023

Still Working on it…! with guest speaker Burt P. Yin – Worship for 10/15/2023

The Business of Forgiveness with Rev. Pam – Worship for 10/08/2023

God’s Promises of Joy with Rev. Pam – Worship for World Communion Sunday 10/1/2023

Making Period Packs with Rev. Pam – Worship for 9/24/2023

Mistakes, the Gifts that Keep on Giving with Rev. Pam – Worship for 9/17/2023

BMUC at Oakland Pride Parade with Rev. Pam – 9/10/2023

When Did Rest Become One of the 7 Deadly Sins? with Rev. Pam – Worship for 9/3/2023

‘Busyness’ is Not a Badge of Honor with Rev. Pam – Worship for 8/27/2023

Good Samaritan with Rev. Pam – Godly Play-style Worship for 8/20/2023

Jonah, the Prophet: Getting Called by God with Rev. Pam – Godly Play-style Worship for 8/13/2023

Assembling School Kits with Rev. Pam 8/6/2023

Dealing with Should-ing with Dr. Chaitanya Motupalli 7/30/2023

Don’t Let Others ‘Should’ on You with Rev. Pam. 7/23/2023

It’s a New Day When God Moves into the Neighborhood: Welcoming a member and bidding farewell to a member, with Rev. Pam – Worship for 7/16/2023

Mike Williams’ Retirement from Sunday School with Rev. Pam. 7/9/2023

UMCOR Sunday with Rev. Pam. Outdoor service and potluck 7/2/2023

Rejoice Always?? with Rev. Judith Pruess-Mellow – Worship for 6/18/2023

By Water and the Spirit: Celebrating Baptism with Rev. Pam – Worship for 6/11/2023

Turning of the Tide with Dr. Chaitanya Motupalli. Worship for 5/28/2023

Decision and Choices: Celebrating our Graduates with Rev. Pam. Worship for 5/21/2023

Nevertheless, She Persisted with Conference Lay Leader, Tyree Johnson – Worship for 5/14/2023

Best Laid Plans with Rev. Pam remotely from Germany. Worship for 5/7/2023

Amazing Grace with Rev. Michael Yoshii – Worship for 4/30/2023

Pilgrim Journey to Emmaus with Rev. Pam. Worship for 4/23/2023

Holy Humor Sunday with Rev. Pam. 4/16/2023 (Please excuse the quality of the recording, since we had to use phones to record this week.)

A Good Enough Faith – with Rev. Pam. Series, Good Enough #8 Easter 4/9/2023

Mourning What Might Have Been – with Rev. Pam. Series, Good Enough #7 Good Friday 4/7/2023

We Are a Group Project – with Rev. Pam. Series, Good Enough #6 Palm/Passion Sunday 4/2/2023

We Are Fragile -with Rev. Pam. Lenten series, Good Enough #5 3/26/2023

We often Believe We are the Problem – with Rev. Pam. Lenten series, Good Enough #4 3/19/2023

Stop… Rest… Wait… Renewal… – with Rev. Pam. Lenten series, Good Enough #3. 3/12/2023

 So much in life is out of our control…. let it go with Rev. Pam. Lenten series, Good Enough #2. 3/5/2023

Ordinary Lives are Holy, with Rev. Pam. Lenten series, Good Enough #1. 2/26/2023

Ash Wednesday, with Rev. Pam 2/22/2023

Day of Remembrance, guest speaker Greg Suzuki. 2/19/2023

Body Parts: You Put Your Left Arm In with Rev. Pam. Creativity Series – 4th Sunday – Reintegrating. 2/12/2023

Listening: The Curious Case of the Edsel with Rev. Pam. Creativity Series – 3rd Sunday – Listening. February 5, 2023

Risking is a Partnership, Not a Private Affair with Rev. Pam. Creativity Series – 2nd Sunday – Risking. January 29, 2023

Dreaming God’s Dream with Rev. Pam. Creativity Series – 1st Sunday – Dreaming. January 1/22/2023

Assembling Sock Kits with Rev. Pam. January 15, 2023

Known by the Light: Called to Joy” with Rev. Pam. January 8, 2023

New Year’s Day Believe This: The Time Has Come. on YouTube. Believe This: the Time Has Come with Rev. Pam. I Believe Series #7. January 1, 2022

Christmas Day The Prince of Peace Is Comeon YouTube with Rev. Pam. I Believe Series #6. December 25, 2022

Christmas Eve. with Rev. Pam. I Believe Series #5. December 24, 2022

Christmas Choir Cantata. Music Director Naomi Sanchez. December 18, 2022

I Believe in the Light: Illuminating Peace with Rev. Pam. I Believe Series #4. December 11, 2022

Cookies and Carols 2022! December 9, 2022

Advent 3 – I Believe in God: Ode to Joy with Rev. Pam. I Believe Series #3. December 4, 2022

Advent 2– I Believe in Love: Daring Right Relationship with Dr. Chai Motupalli. I Believe Series #2. November 27, 2022

Advent 1- I Believe in the Sun: Hope for Tomorrow with Rev. Pam. I Believe Series #1. Membership Sunday. November 20, 2022

Service project Hygiene Kit Assembly with Rev. Pam. November 13, 2022

A Single Life with Rev. Pam. November 6, 2022

Methodists: Grounded in Faith, Persistent in Justice with Rev. Pam.
Methodists: Making… Made… Moving… series #4 October 30, 2022

Methodist is a Verb: Faith and Love in Action with Rev. Pam.
Methodists: Making… Made… Moving… series #3 October 23, 2022

Methodists: Disciplined, Radical Living with Rev. Pam. Methodists: Making… Made… Moving… series #2 October 16, 2022 Choir singing

Methodists: The History of an Accidental Christian Denomination with Rev. Pam . Methodists: Making… Made… Moving… series #1. October 9, 2022

World Communion Amid Public Opinion with Rev. Pam. October 2, 2022

Hearing from Our Missionaries to Paradise, CA with Rev. Pam and Mike Williams. September 25, 2022

Assembling Period Packs Outside with Rev. Pam. September 18, 2022

Pride: The Legacy of Persistent Faith and Justice with Rev. Pam. September 11, 2022

BMUC at the Oakland Pride Parade September 4, 2022. Sorry for the sound quality!

Beyond the Fear, #8 in the series, “Bread, Bath and Beyond” with Rev. Pam.
August 28, 2022

Beyond the Hype, #7 in the series, “Bread, Bath and Beyond” with Rev. Pam. August 21, 2022

Beyond the Chaos, #6 in the series, “Bread, Bath and Beyond” with Rev. Pam. August 14, 2022

Beyond the Boundaries. #5 in the series, “Bread, Bath and Beyond” with Rev. Pam. August 8, 2022

Beyond the Horizon. #4 in the series, “Bread, Bath and Beyond” with Rev. Pam. July 31, 2022

Beyond Belief. #3 in the series, “Bread, Bath and Beyond” with Rev. Pam. July 24, 2022

Living Water Transforms Us. #2 in the series, “Bread, Bath and Beyond” with Rev. Pam July 17, 2022

Sharing the Bread of Life: An Act of Resistance. #1 in the series, “Bread, Bath and Beyond” with Rev. Pam. July 10, 2022

If at First You Don’t Succeed, our first Sunday with our new pastor, Rev. Pamela L. Kurtz. July 3, 2022

Saying Goodbye, Rev. Craig’s last Sunday with BMUC. June 26, 2022

Love Without End, Amen with Rev. Craig. June 19, 2022

(No BMU service on June 12 due to Annual Conference)

What You Leave Behind with Rev. Craig. June 5, 2022

How Are the Children? with guest speaker District Superintendent Rev. Staci Current. May 29, 2022

Look Up to the Hills with guest speaker Dr. Chaitanya Motupalli. May 22, 2022

Come Unto Me with guest speaker Rev. Michael Yoshii. May 15, 2022

Getting to Know You: sharing about our moms with Lay Speakers. Mother’s Day. May 8, 2022

It Takes a Village with Rev. Craig. Kids’ Day. May 1, 2022

Seven Last Words with Rev. Craig. April 24, 2022

Seeing is Believing with Rev. Craig. Easter April 17, 2022

NJAUMC Joint Good Friday Service. April 15, 2022

Greg Suzuki Day with Rev. Craig. April 10, 2022

The Difficult Words of Jesus with Rev. Mike Friedrich. April 3rd, 2022

Who Are You? with Rev. Craig. The Ferris Bueller Factor series #3. March 27th, 2022

Ferris Bueller’s World with Rev. Craig. The Ferris Bueller Factor series #2. March 20th, 2022

The Bell Curve with Rev. Craig. The Ferris Bueller Factor series #1. March 13, 2022

Let It Be with Rev. Craig. March 6, 2022.

Good Men do Nothing with Rev. Craig. February 27, 2022

Watchman, what is left of the night? with Dr. Chaitanya “Chai” Motupalli. February 20, 2022

As You Wish with Rev. Craig. The Princess Bride series #3. February 13, 2022

Life Is Pain with Rev. Craig. The Princess Bride series #2. February 6, 2022

Inconceivable! with Rev. Craig. The Princess Bride series #1. January 30, 2022

Slingshot 2.0 with Rev. Craig. January 23, 2022

The Other America with Rev. Craig. January 16, 2022

Escaping the Death Star with Rev. Craig. January 9, 2022

Being Christian in a Secular World with Cassie Crossley. January 2, 2022

Love Thy Neighbor with Rev. Craig. December 26, 2021

The Meaning of Christmas with Rev. Craig. Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them with Rev. Craig. The True Meaning of Christmas series #4. December 19, 2021

Cookies and Carols with Naomi Sanchez. Friday, December 17, 2021

The Sound of Music with Rev. Craig. The True Meaning of Christmas series #3. December 12, 2021

Believing the Unbelievable with Rev. Craig. The True Meaning of Christmas series #2. December 5, 2021

Festivus for the Rest of Us! with Rev. Craig. The True Meaning of Christmas series #1. November 28, 2021

Meatloaf and Other Things in the Fridge with Rev. Craig. Give to Live series #3. November 21, 2021

Does God Want Me to Be Poor? with Rev. Craig. Give to Live series #2. November 14, 2021

Why Give? with Rev. Craig. Give to Live series #1. November 7, 2021

The One Millionth Question with Rev. Craig. First hybrid In-person and online service. Disney Dreams series #3, October 24, 2021

We Create Happiness with Rev. Craig. Disney Dreams series #2, October 17, 2021

The Billion-Dollar Mistake with Rev. Craig. Disney Dreams series #1, October 10, 2021

Giving with Rev. Michael Yoshii. Circle of Concern and Response series #5, October 3, 2021

Engagement with Rev. Michael Yoshii. Circle of Concern and Response series #4, September 26, 2021

Study/Education with Rev. Michael Yoshii. Circle of Concern and Response series #3. September 19, 2021

Advocacy with Rev. Michael Yoshii. Circle of Concern and Response series #2. September 12, 2021

Prayer with Rev. Michael Yoshii. Circle of Concern and Response series #1, September 5, 2021

The Hamster Wheel of Life August 29, 2021

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Craig Got Prayer? part 3 of 3, How we should pray. August 22, 2021

Genie in a Bottle Got Prayer? part 2 of 3, How not to pray. August 15, 2021

Does God Answer Prayer? Got Prayer? part 1 of 3, Efficacy of prayer. August 8, 2021

Living Waters, August 1, 2021

Wadi Foquin Lamentation, Guest Speaker Deacon Mike Friedrich. July 25, 2021

July 18, 2021: Born this Way

July 11, 2021: Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

July 4, 2021: A Twist on American History

June 20, 2021: Parenting Myths of the Bible

June 6, 2021: How Chocolate Chip Cookies Can Save the Church

May 30, 2021: iCloud

May 23, 2021: What if God Were Black?

May 16, 2021: The Pick-Up Cart

May 9, 2021: A Mother’s Heart

May 2, 2021: You Are Not Alone

April 25, 2021: It’s Not Fair

April 18, 2021: Good People Don’t Go to Heaven

April 11, 2021: God’s Bell Curve

April 4, 2021: Easter! Imagine

March 28, 2021: Palm Sunday The Downfall of John Kreese

March 21, 2021: Fear Is the Mind Killer

March 14, 2021: The Easy Way Out

March 7, 2021: The Devil Made Me Do It

February 28, 2021: Trouble the Narrative with Rev. Staci Current

February 21, 2021: Joint NJAUMC Day of Remembrance with Bishop Roy Sano

February 14, 2021: All You Need Is Love

February 7, 2021: The God Test

January 31, 2021: The Blind Spot

January 24, 2021: A Few Bad Apples

January 17, 2021: He or Me?

January 10, 2021: Truly Holy Cows

January 3, 2021: The 12th Day of Christmas

December 27, 2020: Doubt guest speaker Cassie Crossley

December 24, 2020: Christmas Eve, Hello, My Name Is Jesus

December 20, 2020: The Unreliable Bible

December 13, 2020: Where Do Babies Come From?

December 6, 2020: The Truth Is Out There

November 29, 2020: Atheists Are People, Too

November 22, 2020: Humble Pie… A New Thanksgiving Dessert?

November 20, 2020: Virtual Choir Blast

November 15, 2020: Rev. Craig was on vacation and we visited sister churches for worship.

November 8, 2020: Do Dogs Go to Heaven?

November 1, 2020: Come to the Table

October 25, 2020: More than Chicken Soup

October 18, 2020: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

October 11, 2020: Cradle to Grave

October 4, 2020: Until That Day…

September 27, 2020: Red State, Blue State

September 20, 2020: All-Conference service of Ordination and Commissioning

September 13, 2020: Tomorrowland

September 6, 2020: Stay in Love with God: the Third Rule

August 30, 2020: Do Good: the Second Rule

August 23, 2020: Do No Harm: the First Rule

August 16, 2020: What If?

August 9, 2020: What Really Matters

August 2, 2020: Line Item Giving

July 26, 2020: Same, Same But Different

July 19, 2020: A Single Word

July 12, 2020: Life Is a Team Sport

July 4, 2020: Happy Birthday, America?

June 28, 2020: Goodbye Rev. Angel

June 21, 2020: Father’s Day, Fishing with God

June 21, 2020: Music video Tribute to Fathers and new Parents/Grandparents

June 14, 2020: Sermon by Rev. Angel

June 7, 2020: Trinity Sunday with Rev. Angel

May 31, 2020: Pentecost with DS Rev. Staci Current

May 24: 2020: We Are the Church

May 17, 2020: The Courage to Stay Home

May 10, 2020: Mother’s Day

May 3, 2020: Minister Angel’s sermon Kid’s Day and God As Our Shepherd

April 26, 2020: Finding God in a Crisis

April 19, 2020: The Fierce Urgency of Now

April 12, 2020, Easter: A New Day Is Dawning and Flowering of the Cross

April 5, 2020, Palm Sunday: I Am an American

March 29, 2020: We Can Pray

March 22, 2020: When the Walls Fall Down

March 15, 2020: 1 vs. 99

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Let’s keep each other in our prayers and stay safe!