December 16 is GAUDÉTE SUNDAY, the third and therefore middle Sunday of Advent, and it takes its name from a Latin word meaning “rejoice.” When Advent rejoices, it wears pink; and its joyous hue reminds us all to rejoice in the promise of Love come among us just as much as purple reminds us how that Love shall come to reign in human hearts.Read More
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WELCOME to the season of Advent — a celebration of hope as we prepare our hearts and minds for the miracle of God’s Love come to us. This year we have chosen the PHILLIPS SEMINARY 2018 ADVENT DEVOTIONAL to accompany us on our journey through Advent. It is a devotional companion filled with hope for everyone who is waitingRead More
This SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, we witness the courage of Mary as the angel Gabriel visits and announces to her that she will bear Jesus. It is a calling story just like that of the prophets of old, and her response, "LET IT BE WITH ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD" should inspire us to also make God's love in Christ incarnate within us as well. REV. MICHAEL RIGGS brings to us a message of love that weaves a golden thread through all that has been and all that will be.Read More
This SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017, we pause and take this opportunity in the holy journey through Advent to rejoice as we spot a glimmer of light on the distant horizon. Rev. Michael Riggs shares a message of joy entitled EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES, drawing inspiration from the ancient wisdom of Isaiah 35 in which the prophet recounts how the desert shall rejoice and blossom once more as we await the arrival of the Promised One.Read More
This SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, we offer up our plea, "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus," as we express our hope for the Prince of Peace to come anew into our lives. Michael Riggs brings a message entitled CITY OF BREAD that echoes the prophetic calls of Micah and Ruth.Read More