Posts from December 2021

December 28th update from David Bridges

1st John offers us words about love and God that are both comforting and challenging.  In chapter 4 John says, “let’s love each other, because love is from God, and everyone who loves is born from God and knows God.  The person who doesn’t love does not know God, because God is love.” Perhaps you can see why I say these are both comforting and challenging words.  When we love others, we “know” God, John says-that’s comforting. But the opposite…

December 21 update from Bobby Kirkpatrick

Dear Friends, In Christmas, we celebrate something truly unique and special. When people contemplate the miracles of Christmas, often the focus is on the virgin birth or the star that guided the magi to Jesus. Often, we celebrate the angels that appeared to Mary, Joseph, Zechariah, and the shepherds.  To me, the biggest miracle of Christmas is what we call the “incarnation.” It’s a concept that is unique to Christianity: if you’re looking for one of the major things that…

December 14 update from David Bridges

Greetings in Christ’s name! From time-to-time people remind me that Jesus was probably born in the spring time, rather than in December.  But I really like the story of how the celebration of Jesus’s birth came to happen on December 25th.  In a world which has so often co-opted Christian holidays and made them into secular celebrations, celebrating Christmas on December 25th is the story of Christians co-opting a secular celebration and turning it into a religious one.  From what…

December 7th update from David Bridges

Greetings in Christ’s name! Each year as we sing the songs of this season, I’m reminded of how our hope in Christ’s coming is tied to our hopes for peace.  The songs that we hear and sing are full of these hopes.  Consider a few of these lines: Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled! And wild and sweet the words repeat of peace on earth good will to men. Bid envy, strife and quarrels cease; fill…

Meet the Friends

Would you like to know more about what this church believes and how it began? Join us for an informal gathering on Sunday, December 12th immediately following the morning worship service. We’ll meet in the Coffee Cafe from about 11 am -12:15 pm. This is an opportunity to meet others, ask questions, and better understand our church. Childcare is available by reservation only – contact the church office at 281-482-7821 by noon on Wednesday, December 8th.