Reflections on faith and action during the time of Advent.
Remembering the Child by Michelle Okabayashi
12/05/2013 In this Advent season, in the midst of our preparations, gatherings, and our long list of “to dos,” I am reminded to not let the Christ child get crowded out on the sidelines. Honoring Christ and preparing for his coming into our lives is the goal of this often-frenetic season. Let us place Christ in the center of our lives during this Advent season and for all time.
Preparing the Way by Michelle Okabayashi
11/29/2013 The four weeks of Advent leading up to Christmas are all about preparation for Jesus’ coming. It is a seasonal reminder of the work we should be about all year long. We are preparing for the coming of the Christ — the One who ushers in God’s Kingdom here on earth.
Baptism and Lay Mystique by Glory Dharmaraj
01/10/2013 We must put to rest the perception that only the ordained are called to ministry. Baptism removes the lay mystique, that feeling among many laypersons that they do not have a definite calling and identity.
A Child Is Born, God Is With Us by Harriett Jane Olson
12/19/2012 What we know, without doubt, is that God is with us. The power of the Christ child, born on Christmas day, is God’s demonstration that love takes risks.
Mary's Song by Anita Phillips
12/17/2012 Mary’s song is an indigenous honor song. She was a young tribal woman who held within her body the promise of new hope and kept within her heart a deep gratitude for God’s sustaining vision of possibility – the possibility of shalom.
Women of the Manger by Brenda Moland
12/17/2012 Use this mini-retreat to take a journey to the manger to renew our faith in the hope, peace, joy and love of Christmas.
The Joy of the Material and Spiritual Practice of Sharing by Grace Musuka
12/13/2012 During this Advent season, as we share material goods with family members, let us also extend our hand to the needy around us.
Creating and Cultivating Space for God to Move In by Sue Wolfe
12/02/2012 During the Advent season, as you pause to make space for Spirit to move within you and give birth to something new in you, also consider making space to be present to those with whom you would be in ministry and the unexpected places you will see Christ.
Affirmation of Faith for Everyday Advent by Glory Dharmaraj
11/27/2012 This Affirmation of Faith can be made into an Advent liturgy.
Eyes to the Vista by Nichea Ver Veer Guy
12/07/2011 Every day, there are those that set out in migration in every corner of our world. They seek a vista of justice, security and sustainability.
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