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CURRENT SERIES: Chances are good you’ve heard the Christmas story. You know it involves a manger, some angels and sheep, and of course, the drummer boy.
But while the iconic characters may be familiar, it’s easy for the deeper themes and promises of Christmas to get lost in the chaos of the season.
And so this Advent — instead of adding more glitz, glamour and noise — we’re choosing simplicity and consistency. We want to carve out the space needed for our hearts to be able to hear again the depth and beauty of that first Christmas.
Towards that endeavor, we are committing ourselves to read the Bible every day of Advent — following the lectionary. Our hope is that this ancient and widely used way of reading the Bible (millions of Christians every week use the lectionary) will keep us rooted in the preparation, hope, joy, and love of Christmas.
For a link to a lectionary, click here.
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The first followers of Jesus often described the Holy Spirit as a wind or breath. We are guided by that wind as we follow Jesus and take up his mission of love and reconciliation.
With water we are baptized into community. Water gives life just as it cleanses and renews. Together we form streams of living water and offer love and hope to a spiritually thirsty world.
Over and over the scriptures compare the family of God to the branches of a tree. As long as these branches remain connected to the rest of the tree, there is life and growth. As the ancient story of God is retold and lived out among us we will be connecting ourselves to this ‘tree of life’.
God meets, embraces and transforms the culture around us like a purifying fire. God is not irrelevant to the world around us, but is the very best of that culture. And so, we believe that relevance to our culture is not optional.
God is creative. By breathing life into a lump of earth, God created us. Creativity is the natural result of being formed in the image of a creative God. Therefore, together we celebrate and embrace creativity in every form.