Category Archives: Pastor Brian

April 12, 2015

Moral Courage #1: Standing Up When Others Want You to Sit Down

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Recorded on April 12, 2015 – Rev. Brian Kemp-Schlemmer

What Does it mean to stand up for what you believe in? To stand up for God’s call for justice, mercy, forgiveness, and compassion when it’s not the popular thing to do? “Moral courage” is a concept found throughout the Bible and the teachings of Jesus and calls us to a risky form of love and action to do what is right.

March 25, 2015

Beyond Belief #5: The Spiritual Practice of Submission

Beyond Belief #5: The Spiritual Practice of Submission from City Square Church on Vimeo.

Recorded on March 15th @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am:

Pastor Brian Kemp-Schlemmer on “The Spiritual Practice of Submission”

Whether you’ve never had it, you’ve lost it, or you live with it every day, belief can be a fickle thing. Join us through the season of Lent (2/18-3/29) as we explore the practices that move us forward on our journey of faith when we’re not sure what we believe.

Upcoming:
March 29th – Rob Rynders

March 10, 2015

Beyond Belief #3: A Lenten Series of Presence & Practice

Beyond Belief #3: A Lenten Series of Presence & Practice from City Square Church on Vimeo.

Recording on March 8th @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am: Brian Kemp-Schlemmer

Whether you’ve never had it, you’ve lost it, or you live with it every day, belief can be a fickle thing. Join us through the season of Lent (2/18-3/29) as we explore the practices that move us forward on our journey of faith when we’re not sure what we believe.

Upcoming:
March 15th – Anthony Phillips, “Quiet and Contemplation”
March 22nd – Brian Kemp-Schlemmer
March 29th – Rob Rynders

We are also offering an optional small group opportunity as a companion to this Sunday morning series. Click here for more information about the “Spiritual Practices Workshop,” which will be meeting weekly beginning February 23.

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December 1, 2014

Advent Art Project: Hope

This Advent, City Square Church will be featuring a piece of locally made art, each week in worship, representing that particular week’s Advent theme.

This first piece is “Hope” and was created by Ramon Aguirre.

Csq Advent Final from PJ Szabo on Vimeo.

October 17, 2014

Statement on Marriage Equality in Arizona

As proud members of the Arizona family, we at City Square Church celebrate the thousands of families whose love and commitment have gained legal recognition in the place they call home. As proud members of the United Methodist family, we grieve our denomination’s continued failure to recognize all who are called into covenant relationship by God. As proud members of the City Square movement we remain committed to our call, acknowledge the sacred worth of all people regardless of gender or sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, political ideology or mental/physical ability. We believe that by strengthening the bonds of love and grace within our communities we live more fully into Christ’s call to create God’s kingdom on earth. That is why our pastors, Rev. Rob Rynders and Rev. Brian Kemp-Schlemmer are prepared to serve any couple seeking to enter into the covenant of marriage. May we celebrate together as we seek to connect people to God and each other for the transformation of our lives, our communities, and our world.