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Advent Blessings!

Amidst the uncertainties and troubles of the world we are reminded that in Christ there is hope, peace, grace, and love. Together we can experience this and together we can bring Christ’s gifts to the world. Last Sunday’s events were a beautiful witness to the blessedness of faith community and the power of God at work through us. The Christmas Cantata was amazing, the Advent Workshop was great fun, and the large attendance at both events was exciting. What I really loved about the day was that it involved the gifts of so many people. From the small groups meeting to talk about faith, to worship preparation, worship, and the Advent Workshop there were dozens of people involved, using their gifts to lead in some way and glorify God. That is Church! Thank you so much to everyone who organized, led, and participated in such a wonderful day praising God. May we continue to be an Advent blessing bringing Christmas hope and joy into the world!

Special Prayer Service


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Know that my heart and prayers are with you as we grapple with election results. Amidst all of the confusion and emotions we need to take moments to be grounded in the hope of our faith. There is something greater we are called to be a part of.

From 6:45 – 7:15 pm this evening (Wednesday 11/9) we will have a prayer service in the Pilgrim CC (UCC) sanctuary led by me, Jackie, and Rachael to ground us in God’s grace. After this service we (anyone who is interested) will gather in the parlor for conversation. I will try to have child care provided.

The sanctuary is open all day for prayers and I am in the office all afternoon if you would like to talk and pray.

I know without a doubt that God is with us, and there is always hope.
We will be nourished by the grace of God to radiate Christ’s love and acceptance in the world.
In Christ,
Pastor Karen

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