A christmas tree covered in white ornaments of strange symbols, the Advent practice of making Chrismons can be a means of meditation and sharing our faith story.
On December 7, we'll gather in the sanctuary for Worship on Wednesday, a brief time of song and reflection for all ages. During the service Children and Youth will share special gifts of music with us. We'll also spend time together praying for peace in our world, remembering the Prince of Peace who calls us to care for all persons.
This sermon is from the first Sunday of Advent. This year we begin our Advent theme of Lighting the Way. As we anticipate the coming of Jesus, we look to see where God is leading us, perhaps even somewhere we've not been before. We celebrate this Sunday, remembering that though we may not know exactly where we are going, we have hope that God's good guidance will make paths for love and justice in our world. Join us Sunday as we remind each other of the hope that God is bringing to our world.
A conversation about the activism and legacy of Sandra Bland with Reverend Hannah Bonner. Reverend Bonner led prayer vigils at Waller County Jail in the aftermath of Bland’s death and led the campaign to correct the public narrative of Sandra Bland's life. Bonner calls white Christians to a continuous discomfort in the path of racial reconciliation and a solidarity that does not break. The event will begin with musical selections from the University of Kentucky Black Voices Choir. Presented by Central Baptist Church and Baptist Seminary of Kentucky.
As we begin the new church year and celebrate the First Sunday of Advent, I invite you to be a part of an exciting and helpful resource to take a deeper journey with your knowledge and experience of the Bible. The goal is to provide resources to make Bible reading more "insightful, practical and transformative." Each course features 3-6 video lectures from 5-7 minutes in length. The presenters are from a rich ecumenical community of modern and moderate scholarship mostly from Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist and Presbyterian traditions.
This sermon is from "Christ the King" Sunday, the official end of the Church Year, culminating the annual story of Jesus we tell through the liturgy. The liturgical calendar starts all over again the following Sunday as we prepare for the First Sunday of Advent, working our way toward the preparation and celebration of Jesus’ birth. In our national calendar, this Sunday normally falls before Thanksgiving, when we are called to offer our gratitude to God for our lives and the many blessings we have been given. It is a wonderful time, but one requiring spiritual readiness and reflection. Join us at 11 a.m. for a great time of worship.
In response to many in our congregation who were seeking a "word" at the end of a long and tumultuous election season, our church staff planned a service of hope, songs and prayers on Wednesday evening, November 9th. The following is a pledge I presented at this service.