A stark, undecorated sanctuary will be transformed during Condon United Church of Christ’s annual Hanging of the Greens service. Through a liturgy of scripture, special readings, and Advent & Christmas hymns led by guitarist Dan Robinson the sanctuary will emerge decked in the colors of the season. Join us at 10:30 a.m. and bring a friend.
November 27, 2016
First Sunday of Advent – Hope
Daniel remains true to God in the face of restrictive laws.
December 4, 2016 Hanging of the Greens Service
Second Sunday of Advent – Peace, Special Music by Dan Robinson
Joel 2:12-13, 28-29
God calls people back, promising dreams and visions.
December 11, 2016
Third Sunday of Advent – Joy
Isaiah rejoices when the spirit of God descends upon him.
December 18, 2016
Fourth Sunday of Advent – Love
Elizabeth’s baby leaps in her womb. She is filled with the Holy Spirit.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Longest Night Service, 6:00 p.m.
We gather in a contemplative service to recognize that we often feels sadness at this time of year.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Christmas Eve, 7:00 p.m.
The shepherds journey to see the Christ child.
No services on Sunday, December 25, 2016.
The Advent season is less than two weeks away, beginning on Sunday, Nov. 27. Advent is the season of spiritual preparation leading up to Christmas. Special Adult Advent Calendars are being completed by the Worship & Spiritual Team and will be ready for distribution within a week.
Plan now to make this year one of devotion.
It’s not too late to join us at the Condon United Church of Christ for worship this morning at 10:30. Today, we put Jonah in conversation with the parable of the vineyard workers.
On All Saints Day, it is customary to recall those saints of the church who came before us. For me, All Saints Day is an opportunity to reflect upon the many people who have positively contributed to my faith journey. I encourage you to think about the saints in your own life and thank God for their presence.
On this All Saints Day, I am remembering Norm Ellington. Norm changed the trajectory of my faith and spiritual journey. Click here to read an excerpt from a paper I wrote about him for a seminary class seven years ago.
Who are your saints? How did they contribute to who you are?