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!