Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, Washington, DC Podcast
About This Show
This podcast features the weekly sermon message, usually presented by our pastor, Rev. Alisa Lasater Wailoo. CHUMC is located at 5th Street and Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC, and we embrace as a gift the diversity of our neighborhood and the world, celebrating our human family's diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, physical and mental ability, and education. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God's love and grace.
Recognizing that there are differences among us, we still believe that we can love alike even though we may not think alike. We proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church or in society. We invite all people to join us in our faith journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.
Most Recent Episode
The Defiance of Generosity and Joy
2 days ago
As a kid, did you like the seesaw?
Recently at a park, my son, Andrew, hopped on one side and then asked me to join on the other. I obliged. All I did was lift my feet from the ground and let “the law of gravity” work. As you can guess, my side of the seesaw dropped down and Andrew‘s side shot up. His body literally lifted up off the seat. A grin consumed his face as he shouted with glee. Seeing such joy, I too giggled and smiled.
That’s how generosity works. We simply freely offer our weight (i.e. the things we are carry around with us like our time, talent, and material resources) for God’s use. God then takes it and uses it to propel others into freedom and joy. And we too rejoice for getting to be a part of God’s liberating love at work. That’s how God’s “law of generosity” works. That’s why Jesus taught his followers to be generous with love, forgiveness, kindness, and so much more.
In this sermon, as we conclude our Defying Gravity series, we will explore the powerful defiance of generosity that leads to joy. So, pray over the passages inspiring this sermon (see below) to determine how you will give back to God in 2017.