As the first Sunday of Advent approaches, I marvel at what lies ahead for us this month here at Western. We’re doing all kinds of things in preparation for Christ’s birth:
- A Women of Western gathering on Saturday (have you RSVP’d?)
- A simple lunch on Sunday in support of our team going to Agua Prieta through the border ministry Frontera de Cristo
- A simple supper Sunday evening (and the next two Sundays) with opportunities for reflecting on celebrating a truer abundance this season
- Festivities on December 9th to trim our trees and celebrate the Spirit
- Yet another fantastic children’s program on December 10th
- Special choral music in worship on December 17th
- Giving thanks for Gaston Paige’s 58 years of service
- Gathering on Christmas Eve for morning worship and the evening candlelight service
This year, join us in as many of these opportunities as you feel led. In the midst of a time in the life of our nation and of the world where good news can seem hard to find, when the nights grow longer and longer, open yourself to the good news of God coming in the life of a tiny baby, on a dark night long ago.
As you prepare for Christ’s coming, as you keep watch of those all around you, may you catch a glimpse of a different kind of light, God’s light, just when it is needed most.
With peace and joy,