The adult study for Advent will be four weeks: November 29 through December 20. We will discuss one chapter each week from the book, Incarnation, by Adam Hamilton.

Learn the meaning behind the names of Christ and the difference He makes in our lives this Christmas. His parents gave him the name Jesus. But the prophets, the shepherds, the wise men, and the angels addressed him by other names. They called him Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh. In Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas, best-selling author Adam Hamilton examines the names of Christ used by the gospel writers, exploring the historical and personal significance of his birth. This Advent season church families will come together to remember what’s important. In the face of uncertainty and conflict, Christians reclaim the Christ child who brings us together, heals our hearts, and calls us to bring light into the darkness. Now more than ever, we invite you to reflect upon the significance of the Christ child for our lives and world today!

The books will be available on the front porch of the church starting Monday, November 16.  The class will begin at 9:00 a.m. over Zoom and be led by Laura Myers.  Even if you don’t use a computer, you can call into the class by telephone.   Contact the church office for details.

In this season of Advent,
Dear God,
For the sake of new life,
Let me look ahead with courage and love.
Let me act not from fear, but from faith.
And, dear God, out of my impatient nature,
May I do nothing to rush this birth,
But give it time for wholeness.
Grant me the patience to wait.

(prayer by Margaret D. McGee)