The emotions and energy of Advent are upon us

This month brings such a mix of emotions and energy as we accommodate the shorter days (as best we can) and find our way through the holiday spree, with wild abandon or reserve. We’ll be celebrating new births at our 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Christmas Eve services, so please send me names of the small beings who may have joined your family circle this year!

We’ll also be attending to our losses, taking time at the 10:30 a.m. service to recognize those who are no longer among us, or to attend to a life change with which we struggle. It will be a bit quieter and more contemplative worship space, as we find a way to hold a yearning for well-being within the whole of the holiday season.