Easter at High Street: Welcome Home!

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan– April 17, 2022

As we re-gather in person and online, Rev. Sarah will lead us in an Easter service that draws from her lenten reading of Diana Butler Bass’ book “Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way and Presence” and Tripp Fuller’s book from his Homebrewed Christianity series “Jesus: Lord, Liar, Lunatic…or Awesome?”

Living Between Awakening and Surrender

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan– April 3, 2022

How is life calling you into spending these precious moments? How has the experience of waking up to life challenges and beauty changed you and what will you do now? Rev. Sarah invites us into the contemplative and the active–a nexus where we are both spiritually fed and energetically engaged.

Renewing Faith…Together!

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan– March 27, 2022

Rev. Sarah and voices from High Street look at the goals of ministry for High Street and consider the call to grow together and learn together.

The Service on March 27 will be In-Person in the Sanctuary! This will be a “soft roll-out” for us to see how things work inside. Stay tuned for more details. If all goes as planned, we will then go back to Zoom Only until Easter when we hopefully will resume In-Person Sanctuary Services permanently unless conditions get worse. Zoom access will remain available for those who do not attend in-person. Please come with a spirit of helping us experiment and giving us useful feedback, and not an expectation that we’ve got it all figured out.

As a Caring Community, we especially want to create a safe space for those who are at high-risk or have loved ones at high-risk; we want them to feel safe, welcome, and included when we meet together. Please help us do this by bringing and wearing a high-quality properly fitted mask and maintaining as much physical distance between households as practical while inside. Masks will be required. Masks will be available for those who do not have one. Please note that the basement will remain closed except for staff.

Renewing Faith and Embracing Emergence

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan– March 20, 2022

Living through a pandemic has been a shared liminal experience we are hoping to emerge from with some clarity for our shared future and for our own lives. After so many challenges, many of us may yearn for a deeper sense of clarity and yet also feel wary of what’s ahead–we want to protect our hearts from disappointment because we have become familiar with its ache.

What are the gifts of liminality? What spiritual practices can help us navigate liminality? How do we know when we are emerging–and will we be ready?

Greatest Hits

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Beth Collins – March 6, 2022

Beth Collins gave her first sermon at High Street 30 years ago. It was scandalous! People still talk about it. Since then Beth has presented dozens more services and sermons. Tune in for a reflection on 30 years of speaking at High Street.

Widening the Circle of Concern: Blossoms of Faith

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan– February 27, 2022

Rev. Sarah and Mary Lou invite us into the kick off of our Spring canvas. When we embrace our promises and commitments to ourselves, each other, and the broader community, we can offer a renewal of our core capacities and an opportunity to grow spiritually and communally and make room for others to join us! –We’ll zoom from inside the sanctuary!

Widening the Circle of Concern: Embracing New (and Different kinds of) Leaders

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan and Kim Lynn– February 20, 2022

Rev. Sarah and Kim Lyn explore what we need to do as a congregation and community to embrace new leaders and new ways of understanding leadership and its qualities. The kind of leaders we need now offer a different set of skills and strategies. How they run meetings, gather ideas, and plan next steps may be totally different than what we’ve come to expect. How do we need to be prepared to adjust? What do we need to be looking for?