Advent

Communal Prayer for Advent 3 (Mt. 11:2-11)

By Kasey Hitt
Jesus, when in prison John the Baptist needed to hear from You, needed to ask if You were the Expected One. All of us ask that at some point, especially during difficult times… read more

Advent Resurrection

By Don Underwood
The disciples had been sitting around Jerusalem for three days. The crucifixion had wiped out all their hopes and dreams. In their understanding, Jesus was dead and buried, sealed … read more

Communal Prayer for Advent 1 (Mt. 24:36-44)

By Kasey Hitt
God, You tell us to live with open eyes, for You are coming into this world and we're to watch for Your arrival. So many had given up watching and were unaware when You entered… read more

Disastrous Christmas

By Don Underwood
Forty years ago I was the youth minister at a church in a county seat town. There was a strong tradition in this church of providing a live nativity scene every year, and it was… read more

Communal Prayer for Advent 2 (Mt. 3:1-12)

By Kasey Hitt
God, we are a people who are surrounded by noise outside of us and filled with noise inside of us. The clutter within builds up and buries the way to our hearts. You've given us a … read more

Christmas Craziness

By Sharon J. Harding
Christmas is a season of wonder and joy. At least it is supposed to be! For many of us Christmas has become a season of stress and endless to do lists. In my town the Christmas… read more
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