A sermon by Rev. Rebecca White Newgren at Second Congregational UCC / First Presbyterian PCUSA Church of Rockford, Illinois

“How we tell our story as a past matters… We must filter our stories through the love and mercy Jesus Christ has for our past. That grace-filled past where God was active and present allows us to imagine a future where God will do the same. When we are confident that God has loved us in the past, we create a future where there is possibility of more love for more people. When we know that God has provided for us in the past, we are certain to imagine a new way where God will give us more than we can ever hope or imagine.” -Reverend Rebecca White Newgren

This sermon includes the church’s new mission statement!