Worship with us Sundays at 11 - Venga a adorar con nosotros los domingos a las 11
When you order yourself to the divine first, then the divine will give you the strength, encouragement and fortitude to make it through the constant, difficult challenges that will come up in your family life.
When you point yourself to God first, then God will equip you for your family life.
And your work life.
And your church life.
Because a God-first orientation teaches that some things are ok and some things are not. Loving God with all that you have means that you’re making the choice to channel everything you do through the God-love filter.
What if everything we did started with love?
Read more at Pastor Kaji’s blog here: http://soundthebells.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-holiness.html
Rev. Piazza is Faculty Associate in Congregational Renewal at Hartford Seminary.
On January 7, 2018, we honored the Rev. Dr. Alvin O’Neal Jackson as our Pastor Emeritus with preaching from The Rev. Teresa Hord Owens “Terri,” General Minister and President Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
This is the year that God has made. And I invite God’s people to rejoice and be glad in it, for though the mountains may quake and fall, though the rivers may engulf you, though you pass through the fire, what does God say? “Do not be afraid, for I am with thee.” God will not abandon you. God will never forsake you.
God is ready for this moment to birth within us the dreams that will shift everything.
May the magic of this season inspire dreams in your life that, too, can change the world with the help of Emmanuel, God with us, now and forever. Amen.
This is the beginning – a new start, a new day.
The Midnight Christ Mass is an acknowledgement of that new day, that word, that proclamation, that night turns to day, and that God has been here all along.
Christmas Eve Christ Mass, by The Rev. Kaji Douša