Get a fresh take on God, spirit, faith, life, love, justice, and community. First Church Berkeley is an open and affirming, progressive Christian church in Berkeley, California, part of the United Church of Christ. We are committed to Jesus’ countercultural and life-giving path. We understand the life of spirit to be a journey, not a destination. Our podcast features the powerful preaching of several of the ministers on staff and special guests. More about the church at firstchurchberkeley.org.
Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny uses the story of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding in Cana to explore the importance of timing. Jesus was nudged by his mother Mary into responding to the wine shortage even those he felt that his “time had not yet come.” As we listen for God’s call, it may be more important to look for the “ripe” moment rather than the right one. And we may need the nudge of truth or injustice to compel us to take action to address challenging issues.
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