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Advent Reflection – December 15th

December 15th, 2017 by Mickey Correa

December 15th Pastor Mickey Correa THE PRESIDENT: Tomorrow, for the final time as the First Family, we will join our fellow Christians around the world to rejoice in the birth of our Savior. And as we retell His story from that Holy Night, we’ll also remember His eternal message, one of boundless love, compassion and hope.THE FIRST… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 14th

December 14th, 2017 by Violet Lee

December 14th Rev. Dr. Violet Lee Love, peace, joy, hope—so many beautiful words are woven through our Christmas songs and prayers and traditions. As we celebrate this last Christmas of the 20th century, let us resolve to build a future where all people learn to love one another and to live together in harmony; where… Read More

Advent Reflections – December 13th

December 13th, 2017 by Leslie Houseworth-Fields

December 13th Rev. Leslie Houseworth-Fields In this blessed season, let not blind passion darken our counsels. We shall not solve a moral question by dodging it. We can scarcely hope to have a full Christmas if we turn a deaf ear to the suffering of even the least of Christ’s little ones. – Harry Truman… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 12th

December 12th, 2017 by Admin

December 12th Jeff Ridley Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations we forget that the true meaning of Christmas was given to us by the angelic host that holy night long ago. Christmas is the commemoration of the birth of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, whose message would truly be one of good tidings and great… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 11th

December 11th, 2017 by Brian Pinter

December 11th Brian Pinter It is the day when we remind ourselves that man can and must live in peace with his neighbors and that it is the peacemakers who are truly blessed. In this year of 1962 we greet each other at Christmas with some special sense of the blessings of peace. This has been a… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 10th

December 10th, 2017 by Leslie Houseworth-Fields

December 10th The Rev. Leslie Houseworth-Fields “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” — Isaiah 9:2 That’s how the first lesson of Christmas Eve opens. It’s familiar and comforting, as the familiar words go on to say that light has shined on those who live in deep darkness, that God has… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 9th

December 9th, 2017 by Admin

December 9th Jessica Pinter War is over!  If you want it.  Happy Xmas from John and Yoko. – John Lennon and Yoko Ono John Lennon had a complicated heart.  Some who knew him said he could be cruel and cold—to his ex-wife, to Yoko Ono, to his children, to his friends.  Yet others, notably the… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 8th

December 8th, 2017 by Brian Pinter

December 8th Brian Pinter If Christ should come back to our city on a Christmas day, where should we think it most appropriate to his character to find him? Would he be carrying splendid gifts to splendid dwellings, or would he be gliding about in the cheerless haunts of the desolate, the poor, the forsaken,… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 7th

December 7th, 2017 by Chad Gurley

December 7th Chad Gurley For Joseph and Mary, the circumstances of Jesus’s birth—in a stable—were far from ideal, but worse was to come as the family was forced to flee the country.  It’s no surprise that such a human story still captures our imagination and continues to inspire all of us who are Christians, the… Read More

Advent Reflection – December 6th

December 6th, 2017 by Mickey Correa

December 6th Pastor Mickey Correa The Christmas story is dear and familiar to us all—shepherds and angels, Wise Men and King Herod, Mary and Joseph, and, at the heart of it all, a Child. This Child was born into poverty in a city too crowded to offer Him shelter. He was sent to a region… Read More