Advent – On the Journey

Advent is a journey. An Advent devotional, On the Way to Bethlehem, was recently sent to the congregation with the suggestion that everyone set aside some time each day to consider the stories in it that will lead us towards Bethlehem — stories of the prophet Isaiah, Mary and Joseph, the Shepherds and the Magi….

Moving Towards Christmas

No matter how much we might sometimes wish otherwise, time steadily moves into the future. We can’t slow it down, speed it up, or make it go backwards, although it has an uncanny way of seeming to drag when we’re anticipating an event, and dash when we’re dreading one. That’s why it’s important to take…

Advent I – Hope

In church Sunday morning the children were asked what they saw that was different in the sanctuary. One youngster immediately pointed to a banner on the chancel wall: “Hope”. Another acknowledged the Advent wreath with its candles. At home, some families use Advent calendars, utilizing various ways of counting down the days to Christmas. Advent is a time…

Advent in HPC

Advent is a season of waiting and expectation, as well as of preparation. We ready our hearts and homes for the renewed celebration of the Christ’s coming. Within our church, preparations are also underway. We invite you to join in the various activities and services: Sun. Nov. 29 – Advent I – Worship Service (10:00 a.m.) Sun….