Messages by Beth Monhollen

Messages by Beth Monhollen


Beth Monhollen shares her last message with us before her ordination, and before moving on to serve her new ministry in Illinois. She’s chosen the Disney movie Encanto for this special message.

God is Change

In today’s service, our Ministerial Intern, Beth Monhollen, tells us about some lessons she learned from her father (a chaos muppet). She also talks about the importance of making plans (like an order muppet), so that, ironically, we can be prepared for when those plans fall apart. She ends by leading the congregation through an activity where we consider how our congregation is interconnected.

Creating Ourselves

To open our Muppet Theory of Everything message series, Ministerial Intern, Beth Monhollen shares some creation stories, and gets a little (or a lot of) help from our younger friends!

What Would Mary do? Easter Sunday Message

Ministerial Intern, Beth Monhollen, shares with us a message about Mary Magdelene, and how her works would be viewed today. She also talks about trans women of color, and how Jesus and Mary Magdelene would have worked for their inclusion and acceptance.

Threads of Purpose

Today, Beth Monhollen speaks with two guests. Steve Waldman talks about his volunteer work as chief engineer with a local fire department, and Majid Alsayegh talks about his work in interfaith connection, especially in the Middle East.

Consider the Lilies

In today’s message, Beth Monhollen speaks with WellSpringer, Matthew, about his work as a translator. Matthew shares his experiences working in this field as a freelancer, and speaks about the challenges and joys of his work. To close, Matthew and Beth share a prayer in 5 different languages.

Ingredients for Making a Life

Today, Beth Monhollen takes us through the ingredients for making a life, beginning with a bit of playful remembering about what we wanted to be when we grew up.

New Year’s Day Service

For today’s message, Beth Monhollen talks about the practice of NOT making a New Year’s Resolution. She also invites everyone to take a small paper suitcase to follow a new tradition.

Caring for Each Other

Today, Beth Monhollen shares a message about what it means to be in a situation where you can love others, while also realizing that you can no longer maintain a relationship with them.

The Idol of Whiteness

Ministerial Intern, Beth Monhollen, shares a story about growing up and attending a school where most of the students were black, while she herself is white. She also shares a personal story about a time her husband felt singled out because of his race, and how she regretted her initial response to his discomfort.
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