#morepeace The second Sunday of Advent is devoted to peace, not the false calm of the absence of conflict, but the peace that comes when justice (right relationship / shalom) is present. We will hear a miraculous message from the Angel Gabriel and a “magnificent” song from Mary as she echoes the prophetic cry for God’s justice to come to the people. Please join us in person or online at 10 a.m. this Sunday.

Everything Changes
In our sermon series we are exploring how our brains were designed to be suspicious of change, and for good reason–homeostasis in good measure helps us thrive, protecting us from danger. But if we look closely at what the Creator set in motion, we find that change is the most constant part of life and necessary for animating our spirits as we find renewed purpose throughout life. Jesus advocated for changes that would keep us moving toward greater goodness!  “Everything Changes” John 12:20-26 In our scripture this week Jesus asks us to let go of life “as it is” in order to create and multiply the love that is eternal. What feels like the chaos, or recklessness, of change is the breaking-open of possibility and the sprouting of new life. This is what it means to follow the change-maker Jesus and serve his purpose of more love in the world. -Pastor Courtney

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December 2, 2021

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