“The waiting....is the hardest part."
- Tom Petty

What are you waiting for?

How this question is asked, the tone, makes all the difference, doesn't it? Emphasize different words and it can sound empathic and inviting or shameful and accusatory.

When the question is asked makes a difference as well. If you are in the car at a stop sign or on the receiving end of a light blue box labeled Tiffany's.

At this particular moment together, let's revisit the formative, underappreciated power of waiting. It's a gift and a skill. Let's plumb the depths of our waiting. Expect to hear some honking behind you, but expect to receive an unexpected gift.

Advent blessings,

Sean

PS: Here's a stellar video of "The Waiting" featuring Eddie Vedder. Notice how Tom makes us wait, wait, wait, for the bridge and solo. So good!
 

THIS SUNDAY!

Greening of the Church


12-2 First Advent Sunday @ 11:15 AM, Sanctuary & Chapel

 Decorate with garlands and ornaments to adorn our spaces for the Christmas season. Communion in the Sanctuary.

Advent 2018

Poinsettia Celebration

We invite you to participate in our annual Holiday Poinsettia Celebration. Honor a loved one by purchasing a poinsettia in their name. The plants will decorate the Chapel and Sanctuary until Christmas Eve, then you are welcome to take your plant home for the holidays or donate it to spread holiday cheer to those in need.
 

12-9 Parents of Kids Lunch @ 11:15 AM, Chapel

Hosted by parents of children, this lunch welcomes parents of children and children of parents. All are welcome to break bread with families and friends to celebrate the holiday season.

 

12-16 Gift Wrapping for Veterans @ 11:15 AM, Chapel

Join us for a Blue Christmas worship in the spirit of Advent to acknowledge and celebrate loved ones who are no longer with us in body, but very much in spirit. Following worship, join our industrious Compassion in Action group as we wrap gifts to be distributed to veterans.

 

12-23 Eat & Carol over Cocoa @ 11:15 AM, Chapel

An Old Fashioned Carol sing...with a twist! Gathered around the piano after worship, we'll be caroling over hot chocolate. Bring a dish that represents your traditional Christmas memories. It does not have to be large in quantity. Just a little something that one or two others can nibble and share the Christmas spirit. Wonder what your neighbor's favorite Christmas dish is!

 

12-24 Christmas Eve Services, Sanctuary

Family Service – 5:35 PM. A service with readings by children and families that retells the Christmas story through scripture, poetry, and song.

Candlelight Service – 11 PM. A candlelight service that celebrates Christmas joy on a beautiful silent night.

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