Prayers of the People • Second Week of Advent

Here is the beautiful prayer our sister Yang lifted up during our worship gathering on 6 December 2020. We invite you to read and to make it your ongoing prayer during this Advent season as well. Heavenly Father, hallowed be Your name!As we await Your Son’s return,we pray to receive Your Holy Spirit.May the SpiritContinue reading “Prayers of the People • Second Week of Advent”

Advent Conspiracy 2020

The Season of Advent  Advent begins the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day. The word “advent” means “arrival.” During the season of Advent, we celebrate Christ’s coming into the world and watch with expectant hope for his coming again. We celebrate the incarnation of Jesus, “God With Us” and, at the same time, eagerly await theContinue reading “Advent Conspiracy 2020”

Transformed Lives: From Resentment to Gratitude

This week, we are exploring the movement Henri Nouwen describes from resentment to gratitude. Below are some exercises and spiritual disciplines to practice to help you join the Holy Spirit in this transforming movement. A Diagnostic Checklist for Resentment Do I feel like I should mask or hide “negative” emotions such as sadness, anger, frustration,Continue reading “Transformed Lives: From Resentment to Gratitude”

Transformed Lives: From Fear to Love

Henri Nouwen — priest, author, and professor — wrote dozens of books on the spiritual life. Even after his death in 1996, his words in books like Spiritual Formation continue to shape and influence people who desire a deeper life with Christ. Nouwen describes spiritual formation not so much in a direct linear path (i.e.,Continue reading “Transformed Lives: From Fear to Love”

Sunday School at Home: The week of 8 November 2020

As we continue to navigate pandemic and online gatherings together, we want to help our younger NextGen students feel like they’re “together” by sharing the same Bible story and craft each week. Parents, please remember to have your kids bring their Growing in God’s Love story Bible to our worship gatherings via Zoom! From weekContinue reading “Sunday School at Home: The week of 8 November 2020”