We hope to see you tomorrow morning at 9am or 11am for worship at the First United Methodist Church of Eugene!
In 9am worship we welcome a guest appearance from the
Oregon Children's Choir
who will be performing some wonderful music for the season. This Sunday our bell choir will be helping with both the 9am and 11am services, and I am really looking forward to hearing their offering of
O Come O Come Emmanuel
In both services we will hear an update on the
United Methodist witness at our southern border
, where lay and clergy alike have been organizing on behalf of and with our migrant neighbors.
Join us at 10am for book groups in the chapel and in room 19, diving into our Advent study of Brian McLaren's "We Make the Road by Walking."
Our Bishop, Rev. Elaine Stanovsky, and her team have made some great resources available to the conference as we work with this book together.
You can explore those by clicking here.
A marker for me of our getting closer to Christmas is definitely
the arrival of the poinsettias
! We are excited for you to see this latest addition to our sanctuary - and thank you so much to those of you who already filled out a poinsettia dedication card - we will have a few more of those out this Sunday for you if you haven't filled one out yet.
Over the past couple of weeks we have been diving into the prophecies that foretold of Jesus coming. First the prophecy to Zechariah, and then the prophecy to Mary.
Now this Sunday we will look at the word from God that comes to Joseph in a dream, and encourages him to "do the right thing" and stick with Mary through the difficult season ahead.
ou can check out that reading from the Gospel of Matthew by clicking here
. There you will find a good word for us - encouraging us to be righteous, just not SELF righteous. A temptation that all those committed to doing good in the world, might succumb too. And so this season we have the opportunity to be reminded of WHO we are, and WHY we are.
Grateful to be on this
Advent journey with you!
~ Pastor Adam