A Christmas message from Ben+

After our surprising snowfall a couple of weeks ago, lots of folks shared their beautiful pictures of the campus covered in such a rare snow.  One posted this picture, with the caption, “Me, at my favorite place in the world ever.  Isn’t she pretty?”

Awake and Alert by the Rev. Will Compton

Doing unto the least of these is a great way to be aware, to keep alert, to stay awake, and to live our lives in the hope and expectation of Christ’s coming again.

Nativity Scene in Motion by Janet L. King

We begin our new liturgical year this coming Sunday with the beginning of the Advent season. The word Advent is derived from the Latin word  adventus, which means “coming”. We celebrate four Sundays of Advent, followed by 12 days of Christmas. At the end of the 12 days, we celebrate the Epiphany, when we acknowledge the arrival of the Magi to worship our newborn Christ child and give Him gifts.