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Advent Week 2: PEACE

As we light the second of the four outer candles on our Advent wreath, we are reminded that as Christmas draws nearer, the light of this new candle drives darkness even further into the distance. This second candle is the ‘peace’ candle. Christmas is about celebrating the arrival, the birthday, of the Prince of Peace. …

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Advent Week 1: HOPE

This season, I’ll be drawing your attention to the Advent wreath to help us follow the season over the next four weeks. There is so much symbolism to this wreath; its circular shape is meant to represent God, the Creator and Preserver of all things. His love has no beginning and no end; it is …

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Got Joy?

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you to know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking in anything.”  – James 1:2-4 As I think about Joy, our missional focus for …

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Take Me to the Alley

It’s still Easter Season. It’s still that season of hope and faith that death can be overcome. When I think about our April missional themes of Humility and Servanthood and how they relate to Jesus, my mind often takes me to this song by Gregory Porter called “Take Me to the Alley.” The song is …

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! Today is THE biggest day of the whole Christian year.  Today is the day we remember that the saviour of the entire world conquered the biggest enemy imaginable: death.  Today is the day we remember that Jesus was raised from the dead, came out of his tomb, and is still alive and …

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Holy Monday

Holy Monday is the day Christians begin to focus on Jesus’ walk towards the cross. Yesterday we celebrated the day Jesus humbly yet triumphantly entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey. We call it ‘Palm Sunday’  because the people who cheered him during His entry, placed palm leaves in front of the donkey as a sign …

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Humility & Servanthood

April is here and signs of spring are all around us. Longer and warmer days, blooming leaves and flowers, and putting the winter gear away for another season all help to remind us that we made it through another winter and summer is coming. And that’s why we celebrate Easter at this time of year. …

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