This Bible Study runs Tuesday mornings 11-12 noon. Lectio Divina"means "divine reading" and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us. In this bible study we will read a bible passage 3 times and from 3 different translations. The first time it is read, the group members consider a word or a phrase that jumps out at them, and are invited to share that word or phrase if they want. Then a different person from the group would read the passage again with a pause for silence. Different emphases might be suggested after each reading. For example: What gift does this passage lead me to ask from the Lord? What does this passage call me to do? For more info contact Pastor Christina.
Advent Lunches will take place at Christ Church (Anglican) beginning Wed., November 28 @ noon and continue each Wednesday until December 19. Come & enjoy a delicious lunch, with proceeds going to Contact House. We will then hear from one of the different spiritual leaders of Christ Church (Anglican), Forest United Church, St. Christopher's Catholic Church & St. James Presbyterian Church. This is a wonderful way to prepare for and enjoy the Christmas season. All are welcome.
Please join us as we celebrate Hope, Joy, Peace & Love during the next 4 Advent services. Readings, monologues, soloists will enhance the experience.
Friday, November 30, 2018
Come and enjoy a night of musical entertainment with Cliff Erickson at the Forest Legion, 58 Albert St. Tickets are $15 and available by calling 519-786-3831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, pick up at Remax Forest office, Forest Legion or church office. Gather a group and enjoy Cliff's singing and antics. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available.
Wednesday, December 19 @ 7:00
For many of us – Christmas really will be a wonderful time, but there are others who aren’t up for a holly jolly Christmas. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with dis-ease, and many other circumstances make holiday gatherings and joviality painful for many people in our community. Unfortunately, sometimes it appears that sadness and grief are unwelcomed emotions during the holidays, and we can find ourselves attempting to spread holiday cheer to those who really just need comfort, and understanding.
Can we allow those around us to experience, not just joy at Christmastime, but sadness and anger also? Can we give them space to grieve, and dare I say, even encourage them in their grief -the way we encourage each other in our happiness and in our joy?
This holiday season, as we take time to share Christmas joy and cheer, let us also take time, with those who need it, to have a ‘blue Christmas.’
The most beautiful season in the Christian year is celebrated throughout the month of December. Please join with us as we share the love, hope, peace and joy of Jesus birth.
Christmas Eve service @ 7:00 p.m.
Created by Jean McPherson