Happy New Year, friends!
That's right! Our liturgical calendar starts afresh this week and so as we head into this first Advent Sunday, let's celebrate. But perhaps this celebration looks a bit different than it might on December 31.
This church new year invites us into a season of reflection, waiting, expectation, and preparation.
Our advent journey this year will find us in the book of Isaiah and then on into Matthew. Although this season can be lonely for some folks, we want you to come and enjoy community. Plan to come and be with us each week so we can mark these weeks together and lean into the mystery and miracle that awaits us in worship and at community meals This Sunday we'll have our Advent Community Dinner at 6 pm.
I look forward to seeing you at 7:50 a.m., 10 a.m., or 5 p.m.
Awaiting His birth with you,
P.S. This Sunday is our monthly Turning the Tables on Hunger Food Drive. During these colder months suggested items to donate include instant coffee and teas, canned low-sodium soup, canned meals, chicken broth, canned fruits and vegetables, macaroni and cheese in boxes, low-sugar cereal, jelly, condiments, honey, and spices. Please do not bring glass containers.