Tuesday, December 26, 2006
For those of you not celebrating this important holiday, we pray that the values promoted by Kwanzaa will help focus your Christian faith and guide your thoughts and actions throughout the new year. These values are unity (umoja), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective work and responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics (ujamaa), purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba) and faith (imani).
For more information about Kwanzaa, PLEASE CLICK HERE or HERE or HERE.
Monday, December 25, 2006
WISHING YOU CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS!
May the Prince of Peace whose birth we now celebrate bring peace, justice and reconciliation to our war-torn and wounded world.
The icon, "Mary, Daughter of the Poor" (1997) is the work of Br. R. Lentz, OFM. This and other icons can be found at Trinity Stores.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Parts of the current (October to December 2006) issue of The Oldtimers' Grapevine are now online.
CLICK HERE to see a preview of this excellent source of information and insight.
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord!
Disciples Home Missions recommends an Advent devotional created by Disciples pastors in Seattle, WA. To download this devotional, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Another resource for Advent preparation is a list of peace and justice readings (with links) prepared by the Minister of Peace and Justice of the Mennonite Mission Network. To access these readings, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Another resource for devotions during this Advent season is the booklet, "Lament and Hope: Feed My Sheep," by Kathy Campbell-Barton, the Peace with Justice Coordinator in the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church. To download a copy, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Still another resource worth highlighting is an Advent liturgy from the Catholic Campaign Against Global Poverty. To download this resource, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
May this Advent season be for you a blessing, a challenge, and an opportunity for renewal.
Friday, December 15, 2006
ADVENT MESSAGE from our GMP
For more details about how to view this video, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Monday, December 04, 2006
UPDATE on our Bishop
All requests for information, resources and assistance from the Regional Minister should be addressed to Delma Maisonet, the Capital Area Administrative Assistant, who will be in communication with Rev. Grubbs and will get the needed information for the inquirer.
Please contact Delma at 301-942-8266 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please keep Lari in your prayers.