Christmas is Almost Here

Christmas is coming, but not yet!

This Advent and Christmas we will be gathering around the theme of Close to Home. Our series will connect us to our experiences of home while reminding us that our everlasting home is with God, a home we find in Christ’s arrival at Christmas. Check out these words that say a bit more about our theme:

“When something hits close to home, it affects us deeply. During the Advent and Christmas season, we journey through scriptures and rituals that are tender, heavy with emotion, and vulnerable. We carry the memories and truths of this season close to our hearts. Close to Home acknowledges the “already but not yet” tension of our faith: Emmanuel is with us, and yet, God’s promised day—our everlasting home—is not fully realized. It names our deep longing for God to come close to us.”

I hope you will join us this Advent and Christmas as we explore what it means to find our home in Christ. I am excited to share this series with you and I pray that it will touch your life as much as it has already touched mine.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel!

Pastor Dawn


What a blessing it is to serve as your pastor! I am grateful for the many ways you are partners in ministry as we seek to Welcome, Worship and Walk with Christ. I pray that this day is a blessing to you however you celebrate.

A Thanksgiving Prayer:

God of Abundance, on this Thanksgiving Day, help us to be grateful for the many blessings you pour out on us. Open our eyes to those who go without. Increase our desire to be generous in love and compassion. Help us to find peace in circumstances beyond our control. As we share in a meal this day, we give you thanks O Lord, for your Son, Jesus Christ, who is the bread of life, our hope and our joy. With grateful hearts we pray, Amen.

Pastor Dawn

Please look for our November Newsletter next Tuesday, November 30.