Message From the Pastor


Dear Family of Faith,

As winter descends upon us here along the coast, we realize that we have entered the time of advent. That the eternal Word becoming flesh for our sakes is the most wonderful event of all history. God becoming man to suffer for humanity, the creator entering creation to bear weight of the creature's sin, humbles us all. As we meditate on the meaning of the incarnation, let us consider what Jesus Christ would like us to do with it. That is instead of merely receiving benefits from the advent of Christ, we should put our Love for Christ in action. As Howard Thruman notes:

When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with the flocks, then the work of Christmas begins: to find the lost, to heal those broken in spirit, to feed the hungry, to release the oppressed, to rebuild the nations, to bring peace among all peoples, to make a little music with the heart, and to radiate the Light of Christ, every day, in every way, in all that we do and in all that we say.

Then the work of Christmas begins.

Brothers and sisters, let us seek this Christmas season to love each other as Christ has loved us and extend his love far and wide beyond ourselves. Many around us need to receive the message of Christmas; not only from our lips but through our hands!

Much Love in Christ!

Pastor Woody