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Rev. Sarah Almanza

Woman of Color. Dog Mom. Minister.

I believe in the radical welcome of Jesus and the transformative love of God.

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"God has told you, O mortal, what is good;
    and what does the Divine require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8

About Me

Rev. Sarah Almanza

I'm an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and served  a variety of ministerial positions in churches in Dallas-Fort Worth since 2006. Then in 2021 my spouse, our sweet pup, and I packed up everything and moved to the PNW so I could serve a Disciples of Christ congregation in Washington. I also happen to be a progressive, feminist, ethnically-ambiguous, woman which gives me a unique perspective on God, faith, and life. I'm a long time ally to the LGBTQ+ community. I am pro-abortion, passionate about reproductive justice issues and having healthy conversations around sexuality and spirituality. 

I believe that love is the foundation of all things and that building healthy relationships between one another, the earth, and God is holy work. Learning to love in radically transforming ways is what guides my faith. I talk a lot about God and the Spirit but, Jesus is really the reason I know about love, justice, and compassion. 

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Currently reading, watching, & listening to...

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Morbid: A True Crime Podcast

Host: Ashleigh Kelley & Alaina Urquhart

Morbid: A True Crime Podcast was born out of a genuine love for true crime and all things spooky. We cover serial killers, unsolved mysteries, spooky history, paranormal happenings, conspiracy theories and anything that sends chills down your spine and gets your mind working overtime.
We pride ourselves on thorough and accurate research but we also throw some humor in (respectfully of course) to lighten some of the subjects, since they can get very heavy. Come on it and join us, weirdo. You are welcome here, as long as you lock the windows at night because….Fresh Air Is For Dead People.

Projects

I'm always working on some kind of project...

I am always working on some kind of project whether it be a new hobby or a project for the church I serve.

Streaming on Twitch

Streaming is paused for the moment- 

Come check out our little streaming community! 

Twitch.tv/sarbearstare1

(or click the "twitch" button below)

Monday @ 7:30 cst~ Jackbox Games
Thursday @ 1:00 cst~ Craft & Chat
Thursday Night~ Random Games
Saturday~ DnD (Random Saturdays)

Past Projects

Various projects I've completed. Many of these have happened in with amazing church folk.

  • Mentor-Based Baptism Curriculum Update

  • "Over the Rainbow" Worship Series

  • Lectionary Based Bible Studies

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Services and Ministries

Preaching, officiating, and speaking, how can I serve you?

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Preaching

I absolutely love preaching! There is something special and humbling getting to share the good news with people on Sunday morning. 

I am happy to preach from the lectionary, fit into a sermon series, or pick my own text. Whether your minister is going on vacation for a week or it is time for a sabbatical, I am available to guest preach once or for multiple weeks in a row.  Click "Get in Touch" to find out more about my availability and rates. 

Weddings

I love love! I love weddings too!

If you are looking for an officiant for your ceremony, it would be my honor to be part of your special day.  

From traditional to quick and simple to themed, I love it all! 

(LGBTQ+ Friendly) 

Click "Get in Touch" to find out more about my rates and services. 

Speaker

If your group is looking for a guest or keynote speaker, I would love to be that person. 

A few of my favorite topics:

-Reproductive justice and women's rights

-Small church: its all about quality 

-Questions you "can't ask your minister"

-Intergenerational relationships

-God, Church, and Jesus

-Women in the Bible

-Spiritual development and guidance

-Leadership training

Click "Get in Touch" to find out about my rates and availability.

Sermons

For recent sermons and worship services click "more sermons" and check out worship at the current congregation I serve.

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Contact Me

Puyallup, Washington

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