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Archives: December 2020

Dec 23, 2020 - Kent French

Normally, on Christmas Eve, we go for a little mystery and awe — a chance to recover some of what it might have been like when the angels appeared to those shepherds out in the fields or the Magi following that incredible star.

Our neo-gothic sanctuary, bathed in candlelight, the air full of bells, organ, choirs and carols, provides us some of that mystery and awe. And of course, this Christmas Eve, our sanctuary remains closed. will be a Christmas Eve unlike any we can...

Dec 16, 2020 - Amy Norton

Advent IV is upon us again, the Sunday where we re-tell story of the first Christmas.

Like every year, we'll hear the call of the angels, follow the star to Bethlehem, pay homage to the infant Christ, and return home by another way. Unlike every year, but very much like THIS year, our pageant is in a new format- a movie!

Over the last few weeks, several of our United Parish children and youth have been hard at work recording a special pageant for us this year. This pageant...

Dec 10, 2020 - Katharine Henry

Blessed Advent, Beloveds, 



Dec 03, 2020 - Kent French

With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. 2 Peter 3:8

We regularly talk about the season of Advent as a time of watching and waiting, slowing down, paying attention, getting ready to welcome the newborn God once again. It's distinctly countercultural, going against our modern impulse of always moving faster, being more efficient, more rapid in our responses. It challenges our notion that busy-ness equals value and...