Year of Love

Join us on a year of discovery as we study what God’s Word says about LOVE! Each Sunday, we will explore questions of faith in the current, chaotic world and what love’s got to do with it. We will also explore the extraordinary ways that God loves us, and how we are called to love ourselves and others. Learn more upcoming services below.



January 13  |  “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels”

Readings: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Relevant Materials: bell hooks: All About Love: New Visions Preface (page 16)

January 20  |   “Love is”

What does love look like? What does love feel like?

Readings: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; 1 John 4:7-21

Relevant Materials: bell hooks: Defining Love

 January 27  |  “Love is not”

What is called love but is not?

What feels like love but is not?

Readings: John 12:25, 42-43; 1 Corinthians 13:5-6

Relevant Materials: bell hooks: Defining Love

 February 3  |  “Love never ends”

Readings: 1 Corinthians 13:8-13

Relevant Materials: Mr. Rogers: You Are Special

February 10  |   UMW Sunday: “Love in Action: The Cost of Bold”

Readings: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Matthew 22:37-40

February 17   |   Confirmation Sunday

Readings: Galatians 5:6; James 2:17-22

February 24   |   “… and have not charity”

Readings: 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Relevant Materials: John Wesley: “On Charity”

March 3   |  “Children of God”

Readings: 1 John 3:1

Related Materials: MLK: Strength to Love Preface

March 10   |   “For God so loved”

Readings: John 3:16

Relevant Materials: MLK: Strength to Love

March 17   |   “God forgive them”

Readings: Luke 23:33-34a

Relevant Materials: MLK’s Strength to Love: “Love in Action”

March 24  |  “pray for those who persecute you”

Readings: Matthew 5:43-45

Relevant Materials: MLK’s Strength to Love: “Love Your Enemies