Looking at the way the world around us prepares for Christmas, there’s very little uncertainty. The countdown begins earlier and earlier each year. You simply can’t ignore what’s coming, and the only thing that’s unpredictable is how retailers will try to find new ways to capitalize on the season. For example, just today I received an email proclaiming “Black Friday Tuesday!” The season of Advent, leading up to Christmas, is intended to be a time of expectation and waiting, but there’s also a fair amount of uncertainty.
Our November outreach emphasis is Open Arms Ministries. We are a partner congregation in Open Arms, a diverse faith-based coalition that provides crisis assistance and tools for life management to lessen the suffering of those who are living in poverty. In collaboration with other ministries and organizations in our area, Open Arms Ministries offers hope and […]
News from Bethany Dear Church of the Brethren friends, Peggy Gish, longtime worker with Christian Peacemaker Teams, will speak at Bethany Seminary during a chapel service on Friday, October 23, at 11:15 a.m. All are invited to gather in Nicarry Chapel to hear accounts of Gish’s work for social justice in the midst of conflict […]