Advent is coming!

It seems too early to think about Advent, but November 29th is the First Sunday of Advent, so it’s right around the corner.

Pastor Jeffrey will lead an Advent study on Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, and 21. As everything is these days this study will meet on ZOOM. There will be an option to call in if you don’t have access to video. We’ll be using the book, Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas by Adam Hamilton.

About the author: Adam Hamilton is the senior pastor of the 22,000-member United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, the largest United Methodist congregation in the world, measured by both weekend attendance and membership.

About the book: Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas examines the names of Christ used by the gospel writers, exploring the historical and personal significance of his birth.

His parents gave him the name Jesus. But the prophets, the shepherds, the wise men, and the angels addressed him by other names. They called him Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh.

This Advent season church families will come together to remember what’s important. In the face of uncertainty and conflict, Christians reclaim the Christ Child who brings us together, heals our hearts, and calls us to bring light into the darkness. Now more than ever, we invite you to reflect upon the significance of the Christ-child for our lives and world today!

The books for the study come in hardback, large print paperback, and ebook. The ebook is cheaper on Amazon ($9.99), but the actual books are much cheaper if we order them from Cokesbury, the retail section of the Methodist Publishing House. We would like to order books for everyone at one time from Cokesbury to minimize the shipping costs. Hardback copies are $13.49. Large print paperbacks are $13.99.

If you would like to join the study and have your book ordered from Cokesbury, email Susan before 12:00noon on November 13. This will give us time to order the books and get them to you before Thanksgiving. You’re welcome to decide to join the study after November 13, but you will need to get the book on your own.

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