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24
Dec

Advent – Voice of Love

Love Written by Allee Williams and Sandy Brauer Allee Williams As we focus on the 4th Advent candle of Love, we can know this season does bring us love.  Love is the thing that gives you a warm feeling for the everyday.  And as we go through difficult times, love is one of the best things to hold you […]

21
Dec

Church Office

In observance of the Christmas holiday, and to give our staff a chance to rest after a hectic month, the church offices will be closed between Christmas and New Years Day.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd.     In the event of a pastoral emergency during this time, please call Steve on his […]

17
Dec

Really Good News

Dear friends,   Christmas, it seems to me, is the perfect time to share good news of great joy.  The story that follows is not Gospel-level good news. It certainly doesn’t rival the world-changing announcement that the angels made to the shepherds on that first Christmas night. But I believe it’s still worth sharing.    […]

17
Dec

Advent – Voice of Joy

Joy Written by Katherine Rouse “Don’t postpone joy” became my mantra at an early age without even knowing it.  And then I became an Asheville resident and as soon as I saw that bumper sticker at Laurey’s on Biltmore Avenue I knew I was in the right place.  Then I found this wonderful piece of […]

14
Dec

Cookies & Carols

Cookies & Carols  Last night our fellowship hall was again filled with good food — in this case, cookies! — and with a diverse group of church folks and college folks and other folks, as we all gathered together to sing the beautiful carols of this Christmas season.  Cookies & Carols is one of the […]

10
Dec

Advent – Voice of Peace

Peace Written by Bill Heck Come Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace.  Hear our pleas. Do not forget us. Remind us to laugh more often and complain far less. Excise from our vocabulary the pronoun “I” and replace it with “WE”. Reveal to us something each day for which we can be grateful. Inspire us to […]

09
Dec

Sunday (Dec 10) Service and Classes Cancelled

We have made the decision to cancel Sunday school and church tomorrow. Temps are forecasted to drop into the teens tonight and, after some thawing today, conditions will likely be so treacherous in the morning — on the roads, in the parking lot and on the walkways around the fellowship hall and Chapel — that we agreed we […]

03
Dec

Advent – Voice of Hope

Hope Written by Edythe Wiener Hope…What a grand word that is. I think that life and hope are thoroughly intertwined. Our life needs hope to survive. For without it, living can become dismal and even desperate. We tend to trivialize the word hope and use it by habit much of the time…. I hope it […]

02
Dec

A Day of Fellowship

We Get Ready for Advent! Friday, December 1 was a wonderful day of fellowship. Many of us gathered around 2:30pm to clean and decorate the church for the Advent and Christmas seasons.   There were snacks for us to enjoy along with some music playing. As you can see in the photos below, the final results […]

01
Dec

Steve’s Slant

Earlier this week, the Christian writer and activist John Pavlovitz posted an image on his Twitter feed that made me laugh out loud.  It was a photo of a purple baseball cap.  The inscription on the front of the cap read: Make Advent Great Again.  (So, technically, MAGA.)  I was so taken with this image, […]

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