COVID-19 UPDATES

As we have confronted the uncertainty and anxiety of the COVID pandemic in 2020, may we come to discover again the peace and hope born in a manger, in Bethlehem- Christ our Lord.   May His peace supply us with hope and grace as we walk in His light in 2021, affirming the message we have shared this Advent and Christmas season- Emmanuel, God is with us!
 
Thanks to all who have shared in our Advent devotionals during this season- don't forget to go our website to check out a special Christmas Eve/ Christmas Day devotional, available on Christmas Eve.
 
Our Music Director and Organist, Kevin Bryant, has provided another special Christmas music concert for your enjoyment.  This will be sent out in an email this week and available on the website.
 
On Sunday, December 27, our WNCC will provide a special Christmas service of worship.  Bishop Paul Leeland, our resident Bishop, will share a homily and music provided by persons and area churches across our Conference.  Watch for an email link to the service this weekend.
 
We are grateful for the many ways that we have maintained connections with our church family and our community during these unprecedented times.  I invite you to pray the prayer below from Adam Hamilton’s book Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas:
 

                            Jesus, I trust you.  Be my light.  Fill me with Your light. Grant me                                    your hope. Help me to walk in Your light, to live your light,                                              to give your light. Use me, I pray, to push back the darkness.  In                                   your holy name. AMEN.

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