Sermon Series – “Our Happy Place”

Six week series exploring together the six core values for KirkWood that our Session (church board of elders) has been working on for six months now. These values expand upon our mission statement, lean into our identity as a PCUSA congregation by pulling directly from our Book of Order, and paint a picture both of who KirkWood is becoming in the present and who we feel Go...
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Deep Change

2024 Lenten series reflecting on the book Emotionally Healthy Discipleship by Peter Scazzero. Video MessageResourcesWeek 1:Heart CheckMonday Memo notesMore on Your Heart this Week- Want to focus your personal Bible reading on the heart this week, if nothing else to see the breadth of the concept in scripture? Try reading through the use of the term in Psalms (click here...
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KirkWood Native Tree Trail

Welcome to the KirkWood Native Tree Trail This trail is dedicated to helping you get to know some of the trees and other plant species native to this part of Virginia. Trees are a vital part of the local ecology. They serve many important functions and are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions. They provide food and shelter to many, many essential animal s...
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Sermon Series “Pray Like This”

Six week series studying prayer, focusing on the Lord's Prayer. Video MessageResourcesWeek 1:How Not to PrayMonday Memo notesPraying this WeekSo let's heed what we learned yesterday and allow it to shape our prayer lives this week...- When you pray this week, keep it brief. Don't pile up a lot of words. - When you pray, remind yourself not to hide anything from God...
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Sermon Series “Jesus C.F.O.”

Four week series listening to four of the things Jesus said about money. Video MessageResourcesWeek 1:With God, It's PossibleMonday Memo notesGoing Deeper This Week1) Most importantly, dedicate yourself to praying off and on repeatedly, and then reflecting on how God might want you to put into practice the warnings about wealth and stuff in Mark 10, as well as its...
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Sermon Series “Ancient Future Mission”

Four week series to help ensure Christianity does not get lost in translation in our post-Christian country. Video MessageResourcesWeek 1:Go and BeMonday Memo notesMore to Explore This Week1) Want to revisit our previous Sunday series on how we can learn from Paul's sermon in Athens how to communicate Christianity to those completely unfamiliar with it? Here's the...
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Sermon Series “It’s Up to You 2023”

Nine week summer series addressing questions from the KirkWood family. Video MessageResourcesWeek 1:So Why a Series Like This?Monday Memo notesExploring More- Here's the On Being video (5 minutes long) on "living the questions": Krista Tippett: Living the Questions- Intrigued by the contrast between safe and unsafe people? Check out this summary drawn from Cloud and Tow...
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Sermon Series “Lost in Translation”

Four week series to help ensure Christianity does not get lost in translation in our post-Christian country. Video MessageResourcesWeek 1:America is AthensMonday Memo notesExplore More This Week - Want to read the backstory that brought Paul to Athens? Check it out: Acts 17.1-15 NRSVA  - A quote worth reconsidering about the dying, inadequate gods of our world: "T...
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