This series will show us how God is active
renewing, redeeming, refreshing, restoring, re-energizing – making all things
new! While we are so focused on holiday preparations and what all needs to be
done, God is at work each and every day working in us and through us making all
things new. We focus on how God renews our stories, renews our days, renews our
spirit and renews our ways.
Sunday, Dec. 1 – God
renews our stories, the world’s story by weaving them into God’s story. Be
awake! Be alert! We never know when God will act. Even when our story is not a
good one, God acts to bring us new life. God is forever shaping our story into
God’s story of renewed hope and joy.
Sunday, Dec. 8 – God
renews our days, taking the same ol’ same ol’ days and gives us a fresh start
each day. Yesterday is gone, today is a new day. John the Baptist (and Martin
Luther!) calls us to daily drown ourselves in repentance so a new person may
emerge. Each day is a new opportunity with God.
Sunday, Dec. 15 –
God completely forgives and renews our spirits, our very selves. God does not
wish the death of sinners, but that they turn from sin and live. God is more
ready to forgive than we are to be forgiven. Jesus’ love and forgiveness brings
renewed hope and wholeness to our lives.
Sunday, Dec. 22 – God
makes us a new creation, giving us not only new ways but also a new life in
Christ. As we wait, as we watch, as we confess and turn to Christ, as we seek
we find that God is Emmanuel – God with us! In all ways and all seasons of
life, God is with us renewing us and bringing us renewed life and joy.
A daily Devotional Resource for personal and group study
during Advent is now available!
Adult Sunday School class (Sundays at 9:30 AM) –
Advent discussions begin Sunday, December 1 and go through Sunday, December 22.
Coffee Break Women’s group (Mondays at 9:30 AM) –
Advent discussions begin on Monday, November 25 and go through Monday, December
Pastor Scott’s Discussion at BIGBY COFFEE – Advent discussions will take place on
Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM (starting December 4) and Thursdays at 12 noon
(starting December 5) at the BIGBY COFFEE just down the street from the church
near Farmington Road. Discussions will last for 3 weeks. Please sign up and pick up a
devotional when they arrive.
What a wonderful way
to prepare ourselves for Christ’s coming at Christmas!