Join us during the Advent Season...

Because we know this year will be so challenging, we are trying to adapt as many of our beloved Advent traditions as possible as well as starting new ones.
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Live Worship at 10:30 AM

Meeting ID: 297 334 178 

ISAIAH IMAGERY
Our prophetic readings each week will be accompanied by photos and we would love your help! Please submit your images that offer your vision of the following phrases from Isaiah 9:2-7 for the Second Sunday in Advent (submissions must be sent by December 3):

  • “There shall be an endless peace”
  • “A child has been born for us”
  • “For all the boots of the tramping warriors
  • “You have increased its joy”
  • “Light has shined”
  • “Have seen a great light”
  • “The people who walked in darkness”

advent series:

We Believe Even When...

How do we celebrate hope, peace, joy and love in a year that has confronted us with so many challenges? How do we find wonder in this magical season when we are forced to be alone, unable to safely gather with friends and family? Our Advent worship will remind us that Jesus was born into a time of great oppression, fear and violence to challenge the status quo and lead us to transformation.

It is believed that during the Holocaust, an anonymous Jewish poet scrawled on a wall the words, “I believe in the sun, even when the sun is not shining.” These words become the theme song that is the focus of our worship in Advent as we fill the night with music and light and affirm and act on the reasons why we can still believe even when we are discouraged.

AFFIRMATIONS OF FAITH
In a challenging time when disappointment abounds, it is an important act to name our lament or the ways that we have been disappointed, perhaps even by ourselves. At the same time, it is a prophetic act to name and claim our belief in the promise of joy. As part of our “I Believe” series, we will include an affirmation of faith each week in worship. We would love your help in creating this litany of belief by asking you to write couplets, pairs of fill-in-the-blank statements that share your confession and affirmation using the following format: “I believe that [fill in the blank with a lament, a sorrow, a confession] ” AND “I believe that [fill in the blank with a prophetic word of change].” Please send your submissions to Vicki as soon as possible.

These examples may be helpful:

  • I believe that we have sometimes been silent in the face of injustice AND I believe that we are capable of raising our voices and insisting on goodness for all.
  • I believe that sometimes we wonder if we can make a difference AND I believe that small acts of kindness and help do make a real difference.

Current & Upcoming activities

check-in-chat

Every weekday at 3 PM via Zoom

Connect with others

Each day we touch base to hear how we're doing and to be mindful of our unity through social distancing.
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Christmas Carol Parade

Tuesday, December 22nd from 6-8:30 PM

Next Parade: Tuesday, December 22

We will combine our traditional caroling with our cheer parade. We have a plan to safely carol-van to member homes (masked, outdoors and with a minimum of 12 feet physical distancing). Please stay tuned for a new date. Sign up required for both singers and those wanting a visit.
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mindful mondays

On hiatus during the holiday season. Stay tuned!

Come & Find the Quiet Center

Spend a half hour in peaceful pursuits. See our calendar for more details on each week's activities.
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Prayer Tree

Along the Big Creek Parkway side of the church

Open Anytime

A table just outside the parkway doors offers space on which to write your prayer and includes a container of fabric strips and markers. Write your prayer in the fabric strip, then tie it to a branch of the tree.
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