Easter Sunday

"No matter how bad things get—no matter how hard or how difficult, or how problematic, no matter how many times we hit rock bottom—the resurrection still happens," shares Pastor Cara Scriven in her Easter sermon on Matthew 28:1-10.

"Hope breaks out in a place we don't think is possible."

"No matter how bad things get—no matter how hard or how difficult, or how problematic, no matter how many times we hit...

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 21, 2019

Palm Sunday

In her message for Palm Sunday, Pastor Cara Scriven takes us deep into the Gospel of Matthew’s depiction of Jesus as he enters into Jerusalem on what Christians would come to call Palm Sunday (Matt. 21:1-17). 

Grounding Matthew’s narrative in the story of the Passover and other prophetic expectations of Jesus, she challenges us to consider who Jesus truly is to us?

In her message, Pastor Cara Scriven takes us deep into the Gospel of Matthew’s depiction of Jesus as he enters into...

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 14, 2019

Stones Along the Way: Hospitality

In this week's message, Pastor Cara Scriven helps us to understand Jesus' Parable of the Wedding Feast, as found in Matthew 22:1-14. After we get past the hyperbole of the story, we can start to discern some of its meaning for us today as people seeking to offer, shape, and sustain authentically Christian community.

In this week's message, Pastor Cara Scriven helps us to understand Jesus' Parable of the Wedding Feast, as found in...

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 31, 2019

Stones Along the Way: Responsibility

For this week's sermon, Pastor Cara Scriven explored Jesus' Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard as found in the Gospel of Matthew 20:1-16. In particular, she asked us to consider what a living wage might be today, and what responsibility we might have toward ensuring it for all.

Stones Along the Way: Responsibility

For this week's sermon, Pastor Cara Scriven explored Jesus' Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard as found in the Gospel of Matthew 20:1-16. In particular, she asked us to consider what a living wage might be today, and what responsibility we might have toward ensuring it for all.

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 24, 2019

UMC Missionary Katherine Parker shares about her work in Nepal

We were blessed this morning to receive our sermon from Katherine Parker, a General Board of Global Ministries missionary we support who is serving with the United Mission to Nepal. She shared how transformation is evident in her mission field not just in the lives of Christians but also in the larger community.

Click here to view the video on Dropbox.

Stones on the Way: Forgiveness

"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die."

Pastor Cara Scriven begins her sermon this week considering the famous line from the cult-classic film, "The Princess Bride," and the discovery its deliverer makes. She weaves Montoya's insight into this week's text (Matthew 18:15-35, the parable of the unforgiving servant) and the essential gift of forgiveness.

"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die." Pastor Cara Scriven begins her sermon this...

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 10, 2019

God is Love: A response to General Conference

Over the last week, United Methodists from across the globe met in St. Louis to set policy for the church. A small majority voted to increase restrictions on the inclusion of LGBTQIA persons in the church. In her sermon this week, Pastor Cara Scriven shares how United Methodists in the West, in our PNW Conference, and she as pastor, have no intention of enacting this exclusion.

Over the last week, United Methodists from across the globe met in St. Louis to set policy for the church. A small...

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 3, 2019

Light the Way - Hidden

This week, Pastor Cara Scriven offered some insight into two of Jesus' parables containing his teaching on the Kin(g)dom of God. She encourages us to go beyond the popular interpretation of these parables as simple growth metaphors to a more challenging understanding.

This week, Pastor Cara Scriven offered some insight into two of Jesus' parables containing his teaching on the Kin(g)dom...

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, February 17, 2019