Advent is already here! I have dusted off my Advent wreath, bought new candles and I am preparing to begin the celebration of this season. Some members of your church family might be new to this celebration or just aren’t sure what to do and how to celebrate Advent, especially if celebrating with children for the first time. It is appropriate for the church to help families make this a fun and instructive time without entering into the shopper flurry which is the secular celebration.
Part one of an account of her journey to Israel Palestine by The Rev. Rev. Branwen L. Cook, Chair of the Massachusetts Conference Israel-Palestine Task Team and Pastor of the Roslindale Congregational Church, UCC.
Super Saturday success; an environmental victory; 10/10/10
After the hottest first 8 months of any year on record, I wanted to alert you to several opportunities for learning, engagement and witness related to climate change.
While every moment we are given is a good moment to pray, this is a moment of particular consequence.
With our leadership, people of faith can recognize that just as the Civil Rights movement adopted new behaviors as a Holy expression of covenant with the future, so can we.
Thank you for the extraordinary ways you have responded to the hurt and hope of Haiti.
In this time of anticipation, Howard Thurman reminds us that “Christmas is waiting to be born.”
This morning, the Nobel Committee has given to this world a gift – a reminder that a different world is possible.
Addresse delivered at the Massachusetts Conference Stewardship University, Sept. 19, 2009, at The Plymouth Church in Framingham, MA.