December 2022
Our Mission: Supporting lifelong faith formation in the home and congregation
Prayer Pause
May the sounds of Advent stir a longing in your people, O God.

Come again to set us free from the dullness of routine and the poverty of our imaginations.

Break the patterns which bind us to small commitments and to the stale answers we have given to questions of no importance.

Let the Advent trumpet blow, let the walls of our defenses crumble, and make a place in our lives for the freshness of your love, well-lived in the Spirit, and still given to all who know their need and dare receive it. Amen.

By Howard Thurman

A Message from Our President, Diane McGeoch

I write this letter on the First Sunday of Advent. A new church year has begun. We begin a new journey into Advent, and we may be filled with anticipation for the season ahead. Or we may be filled with other emotions as we consider our hectic schedules and how we are going to get it all done. Our journeys this season may take us to reunions and time with loved ones, or we may be celebrating in our own homes with people coming to visit us. We are all on the road in some sense, whether we are traveling or not.

Our time on the road these last few years have included changes and challenges along the way. There have been roadblocks, construction, dead ends, detours, one-way streets we did not expect, roads closed where we wanted to go. Our faith formation ministries have changed dramatically as we have been traveling on this road. We’ve adapted and adapted again as we’ve designed ministries that meet needs. We’ve been faithful people, being the church in new ways. 

Devotion Resources

CallingNOW is a collection of 30 video experiences accompanied by prayers, devotions, and questions to help participants engage in discerning God’s callings, These videos are Vibrant Faith’s newest resource for congregations, ministries, and individuals, developed in partnership with the Lilly Endowment.

God Pause is a daily devotion written by Luther Seminary alumni which reflects on the readings from the Revised Common Lectionary and the church seasons. You can choose to have these devotions delivered daily to your inbox.

Guideposts Daily Devotions is a nonsectarian organization which provides free daily devotions online with links to articles that expand on the theme of that day. Guideposts also publishes a magazine and devotional books for purchase.

Rise and Shine is the 2022-2023 ELCA Schools and Learning Centers Devotional Guide. The weekly entries provide a bible verse, reflection, and prayer. It is available as a free download.

The Daily Texts from the Moravian Church in America can be delivered to your inbox, accessed through an app, or purchased in book form. These short devotionals, printed since 1731(!), are perfect for use with Lectio Divina.
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Vision Statement
Building a community which equips, encourages and empowers those engaged in lifelong faith formation in a changing world, the CENetwork will:

  • Identify and evaluate resources and educational opportunities
  • Facilitate communication and conversations
  • Offer guidance, networking and mutual support
  • Nurture spiritual growth online and face-to-face

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Contact Us

CENetwork of the ELCA
PO Box 250009
Holly Hill, FL 32125