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Weekly messages from Virginia Highland Church, Atlanta GA. We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! Join us live, Sundays at 11am, 743 Virginia Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. NOTE: To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19, we are offering online services only at this time. We hope to be worshiping together in person soon.
 
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Transgender. Non-binary. Genderqueer. Have you heard these terms before but aren't quite sure what they mean? Want to nurture a faithful understanding of gender identity? Curious to learn how you can support trans/gender-expansive Christians? We discuss all this and more during a March 28th Lunch & Learn with Myles Markham! Support the show (https:…
 
Sermon Series: Emmanuel: God With Us Christmas Eve Message: Fear Not? Seriously? No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! We are an anti-racist, affirming, and progressive community of faith in Atlanta. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! At this church: Black Lives Matter; Womyn’…
 
Time of comfort, hope, and light on the longest night of this very long year. Service of comfort, hope, and light on this, the longest night in this very, very long year. In a more typical year, Christmas is advertised as a season of joy, excitement, and happiness. And this year, as we weather a pandemic, we are grieving and longing and struggling …
 
Online worship - Fourth Sunday of Advent with Special Music for the Season Sermon Series: Emmanuel: God With Us Message: What in Heaven’s Name? The Love of God-With-Us does not come as a mere feeling or sentimental fluff. Love cannot be imposed from on high. Love is our greatest commandment— tending tenderly to God, to others, and to self. The Love…
 
Sermon Series: Emmanuel: God With Us Message: Singing Justice into Existence The Joy of Emmanuel, God-With-Us, does not come as naïve optimism. Joy cannot be commanded or imposed from on high. The Joy of God-With-Us exists side by side with mourning; it knows that pain and death are real, but do not have the final word. This joy comes from paying a…
 
Sermon Series: Emmanuel: God With Us Message: Singing Justice into Existence The Joy of Emmanuel, God-With-Us, does not come as naïve optimism. Joy cannot be commanded or imposed from on high. The Joy of God-With-Us exists side by side with mourning; it knows that pain and death are real, but do not have the final word. This joy comes from paying a…
 
Sermon Series: Emmanuel: God With Us Message: God Wants to Level You for Christmas The Peace of God-With-Us does not come as law and order, or enforcement and control. Peace cannot be imposed from on high. Peace cannot be commanded. The Peace of God-With-Us is wild, unpredictable, and life-giving. The Peace of God-With-Us liberates us from deadly c…
 
Sermon Series: Emmanuel: God With Us Message: Keeping Awake... When Exhausted The Hope of God-With-Us does not come as a predetermined plan. Hope cannot be imposed or commanded. The Hope of God-With-Us is courageous, risky, unfolding, indeterminate. The Hope of God-With-Us is collective. Hope liberates us from deadly complacency. Hope invites our e…
 
Sermon series: Walking Through Fire Message: Sheeple We are an anti-racist, affirming, and progressive community of faith in Atlanta. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! At this church: Black Lives Matter; Womyn’s rights are human rights; Children are seen and heard; No human is illegal or erased; Love is love; Science …
 
Sermon series: Walking Through Fire Message: The Whistle-blower We are an anti-racist, affirming, and progressive community of faith in Atlanta. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! At this church: Black Lives Matter; Womyn’s rights are human rights; Children are seen and heard; No human is illegal or erased; Love is lov…
 
Sermon series: Walking Through Fire Message: The Score of Justice We are an anti-racist, affirming, and progressive community of faith in Atlanta. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! At this church: Black Lives Matter; Womyn’s rights are human rights; Children are seen and heard; No human is illegal or erased; Love is l…
 
Sermon series: Walking Through Fire We are an anti-racist, affirming, and progressive community of faith in Atlanta. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! At this church: Black Lives Matter; Womyn’s rights are human rights; Children are seen and heard; No human is illegal or erased; Love is love; Science is a gift from Go…
 
Sermon series: Walking Through Fire We are an anti-racist, affirming, and progressive community of faith in Atlanta. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! At this church: Black Lives Matter; Womyn’s rights are human rights; Children are seen and heard; No human is illegal or erased; Love is love; Science is a gift from Go…
 
Sermon series: Walking Through Fire We are an anti-racist, affirming, and progressive community of faith in Atlanta. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! At this church: Black Lives Matter; Womyn’s rights are human rights; Children are seen and heard; No human is illegal or erased; Love is love; Science is a gift from Go…
 
Sermon for Indigenous Peoples' Day, National Coming Out Day, and 50th Anniversary of Atlanta Pride by Christópher Abreu Rosario, MDiv/MAPT from Columbia Theological Seminary and candidate for ordination in the PC(USA). Scripture: Exodus 23:20-33 (in Spanish) Support the show (https://tithe.ly/give?c=2509)…
 
Sermon series: Walking Through Fire We are an anti-racist, affirming, and progressive community of faith in Atlanta. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! At this church: Black Lives Matter; Womyn’s rights are human rights; Children are seen and heard; No human is illegal or erased; Love is love; Science is a gift from Go…
 
Sermon series: Trouble the Water We are an anti-racist, affirming, and progressive community of faith in Atlanta. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! At this church: Black Lives Matter; Womyn’s rights are human rights; Children are seen and heard; No human is illegal or erased; Love is love; Science is a gift from God P…
 
This month, we talk Black LGBTQ+ Pride with leea allen, Minister of Faith and Justice! UPrising On Air is a podcast mini-series from Virginia-Highland Church, hosted by Candace Rowell. Want to support UPrising? Order your very own pride t-shirt by clicking here: bit.ly/uprisingtees. Payment can be made via Venmo or PayPal (@vhchurch). Orders will o…
 
Sermon series: Trouble the Water We are an anti-racist, affirming, and progressive community of faith in Atlanta. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! At this church: Black Lives Matter; Womyn’s rights are human rights; Children are seen and heard; No human is illegal or erased; Love is love; Science is a gift from God P…
 
Dr. Boghuma Titanji, virologist, infectious disease doctor, and clinical researcher at Emory University, shares an intimate story about her experience with a hospitalized patient fighting the coronavirus. Dr. Titanji serves as a member of the Virginia-Highland Church Covid-19 Task Force. Her story was part of a project by The Nocturnists entitled "…
 
This week, we talk with Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis, Executive Director of Freedom University. Listen in as we discuss the movement for justice for undocumented youth and families in Georgia in this current climate of state violence and xenophobia, and how the church can respond. "Pandemics, Protest, & Praise" is a weekly series on Tuesdays from now to …
 
This week, we talk with Dante Hudson, Esq., a public defender in Georgia. Listen in as we discuss the historical and cultural context of Glynn County, Georgia where Ahmaud Arbery was killed by white vigilantes, and how the church can fight for community-based solutions. "Pandemics, Protest, & Praise" is a weekly series on Tuesdays from now to July …
 
This week, we talk with Rev. Renetta Hobson, a chaplain and therapist with Positive Growth, Inc. Listen in as we discuss the importance of mental and spiritual healthcare in the midst of racial trauma, and how the church can support the needs of Black and Brown impacted people impacted by racial violence. "Pandemics, Protest, & Praise" is a weekly …
 
This week, we talk with Mary Hooks, Co-Director of Southerners on New Ground (S.O.N.G.). Listen in as we discuss SONG's work as a political advocacy organization and how the church can imagine new worlds. "Pandemics, Protest, & Praise" is a weekly series on Tuesdays from now to July 14th at 7:00pm EST via Zoom. Rev. Matt Laney and Min. leea allen e…
 
This week, we talk with Rev. Dr. Teresa L. Smallwood, Associate Director of the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Listen in as we discuss Juneteenth and the importance of cultural memory. "Pandemics, Protest, & Praise" is a weekly series on Tuesdays from now to July 14th at 7:00pm EST via Zoom. Rev. Mat…
 
This week, we talk hate crimes legislation with Bentley Hudgins of ReformGeorgia! UPrising On Air is a new podcast mini-series from Virginia-Highland Church, hosted by Candace Rowell. Over the next several months, the podcast will feature guests from around Atlanta and members of our own VHC community to discuss and debate a variety of key LGBTQ+ t…
 
This week, we talk with Rev. Billy Michael Honor, Director of Faith Organizing for the New Georgia Project, Min. leea allen, and Rev. Matt Laney as we discuss ending voter suppression in Georgia. "Pandemics, Protest, & Praise" is a weekly series on Tuesdays from June 16th to July 14th at 7:00pm EST via Zoom. Rev. Matt and Min. leea engage in conver…
 
We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Differently-abled and interdependent; Activists and contemplatives; Fed up and speaking out; Faithful and fun-…
 
We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Differently-abled and interdependent; Activists and contemplatives; Fed up and speaking out; Faithful and fun-…
 
We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Differently-abled and interdependent; Activists and contemplatives; Fed up and speaking out; Faithful and fun-…
 
We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Differently-abled and interdependent; Activists and contemplatives; Fed up and speaking out; Faithful and fun-…
 
We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Differently-abled and interdependent; Activists and contemplatives; Fed up and speaking out; Faithful and fun-…
 
We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Differently-abled and interdependent; Activists and contemplatives; Fed up and speaking out; Faithful and fun-…
 
We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Differently-abled and interdependent; Activists and contemplatives; Fed up and speaking out; Faithful and fun-…
 
We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Differently-abled and interdependent; Activists and contemplatives; Fed up and speaking out; Faithful and fun-…
 
April 5, 2020 Message: Rev. Matt Laney, Senior Pastor Rev. leea allen, Minister of Faith and Justice Virginia-Highland Church We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrant…
 
Virginia-Highland Church We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Differently-abled and interdependent; Activists and contemplatives; Fed up and speaki…
 
March 22, 2020 Message: Rev. Matt Laney, Senior Pastor Scripture: Luke 7: 36 - 8: 3 Virginia-Highland Church We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; D…
 
March 15, 2020 Message: leea allen, Minister of Faith and Justice Scripture: John 4: 5-30; 39 Virginia-Highland Church We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and r…
 
March 9, 2020 Message: Rev. Matt Laney, Senior Pastor Scripture: Exodus 15: 20 - 25 Virginia-Highland Church We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; D…
 
March 1, 2020 Message: Rev. Matt Laney, Senior Pastor Scripture: Exodus 1: 8-22 Virginia-Highland Church We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Diffe…
 
February 9, 2020 Message: Micky ScottBey Jones, Director of Healing & Resilence Initiatives Scripture: Isaiah 58: 1-28 Virginia-Highland Church We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and be…
 
February 23, 2020 Message: Rev. Matt Laney, Senior Pastor Scripture: Matthew 5: 17-26 Virginia-Highland Church We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees;…
 
February 2, 2020 Message: Rev. Leea Allen, Minister of Faith and Justice Scripture: Matthew 5: 1-12 Virginia-Highland Church We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants…
 
Scripture: Matthew 4: 12-23 Virginia-Highland Church We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Differently-abled and interdependent; Activists and conte…
 
Scripture: John 1: 29-42 Virginia-Highland Church We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Differently-abled and interdependent; Activists and contempl…
 
Scripture: Matthew 3: 13-17 Virginia-Highland Church We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Differently-abled and interdependent; Activists and conte…
 
Scripture: Luke 2:16-20 and Galatians 4:4-7 Virginia-Highland Church We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Differently-abled and interdependent; Act…
 
Scripture: Luke 1: 35-56 Virginia-Highland Church We are a Progressive Community of Faith. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! We are Christian and multi-faith; Multi-racial and anti-racist; Queer and straight; Agnostics and believers; Immigrants and refugees; Differently-abled and interdependent; Activists and contempl…
 
Scripture: 1 John 16-24 NTRODUCING: leea allen!! After considering several qualified candidates, and spending significant time with one, we are delighted to announce the hire of leea allen (pronouns: they, them, theirs) to serve as Minister of Faith and Justice. This position is a combination of Jennifer Arnold’s role with children and Rev. Claudia…
 
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