Month: December 2019

They grow up so fast, don’t they?  It seems like only a few days ago that we were waiting in holy anticipation for God to come into the world; a baby in a manger, hungry and thirsty and naked, weak and in danger and in desperate need of someone…
Sunday sermon preview: And they drop everything. And they follow him. And that’s… ludicrous… right? Facebook Twitter Buffer…
Tonight is Christmas Eve, today is the last day of Advent, the season when we look forward to God coming into the world: long ago, as a baby, among a dispossessed people in an occupied land and on a day no one knows, in triumph and glory, to usher…
Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent, the season when we look forward to God coming into the world: long ago, as a baby, among a dispossessed people in an occupied land and on a day no one knows, in triumph and glory, to usher in the kingdom of…
Sunday sermon preview: Names can be hard. But names are also important. Facebook Twitter Buffer…
The youth of First Congregational United Church of Christ presented their annual Christmas program last Sunday! This year, they did a (slightly modified) service of lessons and carols, which included readings and songs by youth of all ages. Thank you to everyone who made this service possible and everyone…
Today is the second Sunday of Advent, the season when we look forward to God coming into the world: long ago, as a baby, among a dispossessed people in an occupied land and on a day no one knows, in triumph and glory, to usher in the kingdom of…
Sunday sermon preview: The world is so full of sound that we have never known silence. And silence is… uncomfortable. Facebook Twitter Buffer…
On Wednesday evening, a bunch of us gathered to decorate the church for Christmas (and Advent). It looks wonderful! Thank you to everyone who helped! Facebook Twitter Buffer…
This is a reprint of my column from the December 2019 Carillon Notes. Read the whole newsletter here. According to the calendar on my refrigerator, December is the last month of the year. People from many religions—and people with no religion—are barreling towards the joyful, and often stressful, celebration…

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