Christian Education

Caring for One Another

Carolyn Matthews

December 3, 2021

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:2

Here we are in the midst of the Advent season. Our theme, “A Season of Healing and Hope,” may cause us to look around at where we are these days and maybe wonder, “where is the healing” or “where is the hope?” The hope and healing can be found in community; the times when we gather together and share in worship, prayer, study, and song.  When we take the time to remember each other in our personal times of prayer we call on healing and hope for those who need it. This is a time of anticipation and watching as we prepare to celebrate the fulfillment of the promise of salvation come to earth.  Our faith together helps us journey on in healing and hope.

I will weep when you are weeping/When you laugh, I’ll laugh with you./We will share our joy and sorrow,/Till we’ve seen this journey through./When we sing to God in heaven,/We shall find such harmony,/Born of all we’ve known together/Of Christ’s love and agony.

The Servant Song, Richard Gillard

Pastor Carolyn

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Department and Committee Member Orientation, December 12, after worship. This will be a hybrid meeting for all department and committee members – current and those just elected. For those attending in person, a “thank you” lunch will be provided.  Please let Pastor Carolyn know if you will be attending in person.

Saturday, December 4
10:00 AM – Time for Prayer (Psalm 88)

Sunday, December 5
8:45 AM – Department of Educational Ministry Meeting
10:00 AM – Worship
11:45 AM – Adult Bible Study (ZOOM and library)
Public Witness Forum (An asylum seeker from Nicaragua who has been attending worship with us, will share his personal story of being forced to flee his country for safety. NOTE: the Forum will take place both in the Sanctuary and on Zoom. Use Pastor Allison’s Zoom Account—information will be provided in Sunday’s email)

Monday, December 6
7:00 PM – Youth Meeting

Tuesday, December 7
6:00 PM – Bible Study (Public Witness)

Wednesday, December 8
10:30 AM – Bible Study and Prayer (Public Witness)

Thursday, December 9
6:00 PM – Together in Spirit (I Samuel)
7:10 PM – African American History Month Planning Committee