Sermon Media

Human and Mortal

March 1, 2012 I knew the kid.  My husband just said that to me, as he had found out that his ex-wife’s cousin died of an overdose.  I knew the kid.  Making a statement like that almost always makes us feel old and consider our own mortality all at once.  The past tense makes it […]

Leap Out!

February 29, 2012 Leap day – leap out.  Just so you know, in my head “leap out” was sung to the tune of “Freak Out”.  So, let’s do it again together – “leap out!”  That’s better.  What is freaking you out in your life right now?  Is it a revelation you have had about yourself?  […]

Share Your Truth

February 28, 2012 What do we gain by keeping secrets?  It seems sometimes in human interactions we communicate with each other in an intricate dance that is designed specifically to reveal as little truth as possible.  We can’t speak the truth, we can’t ask the truth.  Why is it so hard to be real with […]

Feeling insecure?

February 27, 2012 Insecurity is a terrible waste of resources.  It causes us to struggle against other people and with ourselves instead of stepping out boldly in faith and claiming the person that God created us to be.  When we find ourselves criticizing others or instigating arguments, insecurity is often the case.  Because we feel […]

God get's it

February 26, 2012 Someone at church today compared God to a fisherman.  Not in the sense that Jesus talked about when he invited his disciples to be “fishers of men”.  He talked about God being like a person on a boat out in the ocean, enjoying the beautiful day, with his line in the water.  […]

What makes a life valuable?

February 25, 2012 What makes a life valuable?  We human beings often find ourselves trying to decide if our lives will have meant something in the end.  Sometimes it is a loved one’s death, a big birthday, or a loss that spurs us to consider what we have done with all of the time that […]

It's generational

February 24, 2012 I don’t think I have ever been at a stage in my life in which I have been so acutely aware of the differences between generations and also so aware that my peer group has moved into a new phase of life.  It surprises me to notice that there is a whole […]

Kitchen passes inspection!

February 23, 2012 If you asked me this morning, I would never have guessed what was going to happen today. As one way of making the best use of our resources possible, we are in the processes of applying to Feeding America for the opportunity to purchase food for nineteen cents per pound for the […]

Taking up blogging for Lent

February 22, 2012 Having never blogged before, I am intimidated by the recent call of the Holy Spirit to do so as my Lenten discipline this year.  I have found lately that I am struggling to be the cool pastor that I want to be, especially with the limitations of time which prevent me from […]

Admin Council

The purpose of the church council is to plan a program of nurture, outreach, and witness, implement the plan, provide an administrative infrastructure, align the plan with the mission of the church, evaluate the effectiveness of the plan, and act as the administrative agency of the charge conference. The church council exists to create and […]

Rev. Jennifer Emert

Pastor Jennifer can be reached via email at: pastor@summerfieldchurch.org “As pastor, I personally invite you to come experience Summerfield. Be a part of this special community. We want you with us today on this spiritual journey.” Reverend Jennifer Emert has been in ministry for most of her life, encouraged while still in high school to […]