Sunday Themes and Sermon Archive

Spring is here! Over the next number of weeks we will share a number of voices in worship. We invite you to come and share good music and good community with us! We are a family of faith and we welcome you.

Don't miss these big Sundays: 

  • May 19th, Rev. Dr. Brett Webb-Mitchell

    Rev. Dr. Brett Webb-Mitchell is a Presbyterian minister and the current LGBTQ+  Advocacy Coordinator for the Oregon Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is a published author and former Assistant Professor at Duke Divinity School. Read more from Rev. Brett on his blog at Greater NW Pride

  • JUne 2 & 9, Rev. Dr. Karen Mcclintock

    There are many deeply held biases in Christianity about sex. The United Methodist church is now in open protest against damaging statements and actions against LGBTQ+ persons within our denomination.  Join guest preacher Rev. Dr. Karen McClintock on June 2nd and June 9th during Sunday worship as she explores the questions so many of us are asking: where did the bias and focus on a few scripture texts actually begin?  How did we get so rule driven?  The history of Christian beliefs about sex goes back thousands of years before Christ.  Why are people afraid of diversity in sexual behavior? What are the historical roots for sexual values today? 


    Rev. Dr. Karen McClintock, psychology adjunct professor at SOU, author, workshop leader, lecturer, is an Elder in the United Methodist Church. 


    June 2nd: “An abridged history of Christian sex”

    June 9th: "Sex you can Love with."  


    These sermons are suitable for children age 12 and upward, or at the discretion of parents.  Sunday school will also be available.   

    Rev, McClintock has published several books addressing LGBT inclusion, shame, and trauma. Learn more about her at her website, HealthyCongregations.

  • JUly 14, Rev. Dr. Brett Strobel

    Rev. Dr. Brett Strobel takes the helm as Senior Pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Ashland on July 14th.  Rev. Brett holds a PhD from Graduate Theological Foundation with his residency and defense at Oxford University in the UK. Please come and welcome him for his first Sunday on July 14th!

  • sunday school

    Sunday School is an important part of Sunday Morning at Ashland Methodist. We believe God loves children and invites them to learn about a loving God who values kindness, cooperation, fairness and love. Children are naturally curious about how and why they were made. We teach them the stories of faith helping them to grow their hearts and spirits for a gifted life.