December 3 - First Sunday of Advent
We Acknowledge our Weariness
As Advent begins, we start by acknowledging the weariness, grief, rage, and hopelessness we carry--and we also affirm that we are made for joy.
December 10 - Second Sunday of Advent
We Find Joy in Connection
In community our joy expands. When we can't rejoice, we can carry each other's joy.
December 17 - Third Sunday of Advent
We Allow Ourselves to be Amazed
Wonder is all around us--can we recognize it? As we learn to rejoice in a weary world, can we live in a way that allows amazement and wonder to surprise us often?
December 24 - Fourth Sunday of Advent - 9:00am
We Sing Stories of Hope
As we prepare to celebrate Christ's birth, may we also sing stories of hope, justice, and joy.
December 24 - Christmas Eve - 7:00pm
We Make Room
This Christmas, let us also make room--for strangers and neighbors alike. For this is good news of great joy for all people.
December 31 - First Sunday after Christmas - New Year's Eve
We Root Ourselves in Ritual
Rituals mark sacred turning points in our lives. They can help us make meaning of celebrations, losses, and transitions. How do our sacred rituals root us and help us live into new chapters with courage?
January 7 - Baptism of the Lord
We Trust our Belovedness
Ultimately, our joy is rooted in the fact that we belong to God. When we trust in our belovedness, we live and give fully--we are compelled to treat all of creation with tenderness and care. When we trust our belovedness, we have endless reasons to rejoice.