“The mark of really loving someone or something is unconditionality and excess, engagement and commitment, fire and passion.” 

― John D. Caputo

Our journey is near the end and it will end just as it should, with love.

Love can, however, lead us astray. Love, by its very nature, is excessive, fiery, and passionate. Love can lead us to blame others for their imperfections, make irrational demands, and forget that loving one another is often mundane. When we find love doing that, we need to check our gauges for enough hope, peace, and joy. Before Love could be born, Mary had to make sure her hope, peace, and joy were all together, all in place, all fired up.

Fire up your hope, your peace, and your joy as we wait for love to be born.

Advent blessings,




An Old Fashioned Carol Sing

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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