The Good News of Hope – Devotion by Music Director and Organist Teresa Fleenor

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“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 KJB As a child, my favorite part of decorating for Christmas was putting up the Christmas tree, adding twinkling lights, and of course, topping the tree with the star. I would sit for hours next to …

The Good News of Hope – Devotion by Elder Brooke Wheeler

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“Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,” Acts 2:46 The Lovefeast: Celebrating fellowship during Advent One of my absolute favorite Advent traditions is the Moravian Lovefeast. Although not Moravian, both the church that I grew up in and …

The Good News of Hope- Devotion by Elder Scott Messel and Becky Messel

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“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 The Messel Advent season begins the day after Thanksgiving. Becky and I have had a tradition of decorating the house and putting up our Christmas tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving. We have collected ornaments throughout our married life, …

The Good News of Hope – Devotion by Pastor Kristy

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“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” Luke 1:41 Growing up with a December birthday in Virginia meant a lot of plans centered around Christmas and the cold weather. Lots of birthday parties cancelled due to ice storms or forgotten due to holiday parties surrounding the month. For …